Gaining regular admission
Applicants that have met the proper high school requirements may obtain automatic admission to the University by meeting the Regular Admission Requirements below. Those applicants who do not meet these standards will be considered for admission under our Alternative Admission Procedure (see below).
The SAT scores reflected in the tables below include the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. Our current test score requirements do not include the writing section component.
||SAT Composite Score
||ACT Composite Score
*If you graduated in the top 25% of your high school class and successfully completed the required pre-college curriculum, you will gain automatic admission without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements. You are, however, still required to submit official scores on either exam to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.
If you graduated in the top 25% and did not successfully complete a required pre-college curriculum or an equivalent, you must meet one of the following requirements:
- A minimum SAT score of 1500 out of 2400
- Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment.
Didn't graduate, but got your GED?
Holders of GED diplomas who seek Regular Freshman Admission are subject to a similar scale of GED score relative to the SAT or ACT score as shown in the table below:
||900 total/480 Verbal
||19 Composite/19 English
|51 - 57
||1000 total/480 Verbal
||22 Composite/19 English
|45 - 50
||1100 total/480 Verbal
||23 Composite/19 English
How is my GED score calculated?
We arrive at the score used to evaluate your application by dropping the zeros from the end of each subject area score, adding the scores together, and then dividing by five to get their average.
|So, if your scores are:
||we drop the zeros,
||add the scores together,
||and divide the sum by five.
|460 - Lang. Arts, Writing
560 - Social Studies
640 - Science
630 - Lang. Arts, Reading
490 - Mathematics
||278/5 = 56
In this example, an average score of 56 would be used to evaluate your application for admission.
When you do not meet regular admission requirements, your application is considered for admission under our Alternative Admission Procedure. Our Undergraduate Admissions Committee (UAC) will review your application and consider other factors in addition to your class rank and test scores, such as:
- Participation in extracurricular activities, including evidence of leadership
- Community service
- Talents and awards
- Extenuating circumstances
- Employment, internships, and summer activities
Applications reviewed under this procedure are considered on a case-by-case basis. Click here to learn more.
Scholastic Probationary Admission
If you are a first-time freshman who has been out of high school for five years or more and do not meet regular admission criteria, you may be considered for probationary admission. Click here to learn more.