Admission to the Freshman Class
To be admitted as a first-time college student, applicants are expected to be enrolled in a college preparatory course of study in a secondary school in order to have a solid academic foundation to begin college-level coursework. The course of study should include four years of English, three years each of mathematics and social studies, three years of natural science with two courses of laboratory experience, and foreign language. The cumulative grade point average in the core academic classes should be no lower than 73 on a 100-point scale, or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions to this requirement are considered on an individual basis.
Applications are reviewed on the basis of academic preparation and aptitude, participation in extracurricular activities, leadership roles and activities, related work experience and character. Prospective students should also display promise in their field of study.
In addition to submitting a complete Admissions Application form, applicants should submit the following materials for full consideration for Admission:
An essay and two letters of recommendation are highly recommended for all applicants.
Apply online. Paper applications are available upon request.
Prospective students who are out of high school four or more years and have never attended college are encouraged to meet with an admissions counselor to discuss the application process and criteria for admission.
*For first-year students who have completed high school requirements with an equivalency diploma should submit an official copy of the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and the individual scores received on the tests. An official secondary school transcript must be submitted to the Office of Admission if any high school courses have been completed. Proof of high school graduation or its equivalent is required prior to the start of classes. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) diploma does not meet the requirement for proof of high school graduation.