Beginning Freshman

Definition:

Student who has earned a high school diploma from an accredited school or who has passed the GED within the past five years and has never attended another college or university.

Application Process:

A freshman applicant must submit the following items in order to be considered for admission:

  • Application for Admission
  • $30 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • Compass Exam Scores
  • Certificate of Immunization
  • Verification of Lawful Presence (students seeking in-state tuition)

Requirements:

A freshman application must meet ALL of the listed admission requirements:

  • Minimum SAT or ACT requirements
    • SAT = Critical Reading 330, Math 310
    • ACT = English 14, Math 12
  • Minimum Freshman Index requirement
    • Freshman Index = 1830
    • SAT : Freshman Index = (Academic High School GPA x 500) + SAT Verbal/Critical Reading + SAT Math
    • ACT: Freshman Index = (Academic High School GPA x 500) + (ACT Composite x 42) + 88
  • Minimum Compass Exam requirements
    • Applicants must score above minimums in ALL three areas
      • Reading = 62
      • English/Writing = 32
      • Math = 20
  • Learning Support requirements
    • Applicants must score above learning support requirement scores in at least ONE area
      • Reading = 80
      • English/Writing = 70
      • Math = 37

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