Admission of First-Time Freshmen

Freshmen applicants to the University are evaluated using a number of criteria - GPA, high school course difficulty, class rank, SAT and/or ACT test scores, extracurricular activities, and optional statements of support. An interview with an admissions counselor and a visit to the campus are strongly encouraged, but not required. Except in unusual circumstances, applicants to the University must be graduates of an accredited high school or possess an appropriate equivalency. Coursework completed in high school should include a minimum of 16 Carnegie units of the following:

4 units of English

3 units of Social Science

3 units of Mathematics

3 units of Natural Science

2 units of Foreign Language

1 unit of Fine Arts

Individuals who did not finish high school may qualify for admission to the University on the basis of satisfactory scores on the Test of General Education Development (GED). Freshmen applicants out of high school for more than two years and GED recipients are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Under some circumstances, applicants may be asked to arrange for a personal interview to provide further information upon which an admissions decision will be based, or a personal statement. The online application can be found at