General Admissions

ACT or SAT Score

Applicants for admission as new or transfer students must meet the criteria listed below. Homeschool students and international students have a few extra steps to qualify for admission.

Students must have a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT or a minimum score of 1290 on the SAT.

High-School Transcript or GED

Submit an official transcript indicating graduation from an approved secondary school (accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education or by the Canadian Education Ministry; Home Study International is approved) with a GPA of at least 2.50 in major subjects.

 

Required High-School Subjects

  • English: 3 units, excluding journalism and communication.
  • Mathematics: 2 units. If Algebra 1 has not been taken, MATH 080 is required.
  • Natural Science: 2 units. If two units of science are not completed at the high-school level, a college class in biology, chemistry, or physics must be taken in addition to general education science requirements.
  • Social Science: 2 units. If one of these units is not world history, HIST 175, 175, 364, 365, 374, 375, 386, 387, or 388 must be taken as part of the general education requirements.
  • Foreign Language: 2 units are required for a Bachelor of Arts degree. If two units are not completed at the high-school level, two years of a foreign language at the college level are required.
  • Computer competency is strongly recommended.

If your high-school transcript doesn’t indicate successful completion of the required subjects, you’ll have some college-level courses to take in addition to the general education requirements.

GED Requirements

If applicable, submit a GED test minimum score of 410 on each section and an average of 450 overall (or 2250 total standard score points). GED applicants must submit an official transcript from the high school most recently attended.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Freshman - For priority processing and scholarship consideration, applications of incoming freshmen should be submitted by March 1 for the fall semester. There is no priority deadline for the winter or summer semesters.

Transfer - For priority processing and scholarship consideration, applications of transfer students should be submitted by June 1 for the fall semester. There is no priority deadline for the winter or summer semesters.

International - The application deadline for international students is June 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the winter semester. An international student must also complete the acceptance process no later than July 1 for the fall semester or November 1 for the winter semester otherwise an I-20 will not be processed for that semester.

Commitment Deposit - After acceptance, the $250 commitment deposit should be paid before June 1 to guarantee placement for the fall semester (November 1 for the winter semester). If it is paid after June 1, placement will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Commitment Deposit becomes non-refundable after June 1. The full policy can be found in our catalog.

Transfer Student Admission

In addition to the general requirements for admission, transfer students must submit an official transcript from an accredited college or university showing a minimum GPA of 2.0 in major subjects.