Admission Requirements for Freshman Students

The Early Action (non-binding) deadline is November 1 and decision letters are mailed the fourth week of December. Applications received after November 1 are processed only after all Early Action decisions have been rendered.  The standard admission application deadline is March 1 and decision letters are mailed on a rolling basis, generally three to four weeks upon receipt of a complete application packet.

High School students must complete at least four units of English, three units of college-preparatory mathematics, two units of foreign language, two units of social science, and two units in the natural sciences. The University recommends that candidates take the most rigorous academic program available in their schools, including at least five academic courses each year and AP, IB, and honors courses whenever possible.

Test Optional Admission Policy

Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 or rank in the top 10 percent of their class, have the option to choose whether or not to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).

Applicants choosing not to submit standardized test scores are strongly encouraged to submit at least one recommendation from a teacher in a core subject area. Home-schooled applicants, students attending schools outside the United States, and students wishing to be considered for merit based scholarships must submit standardized test scores.

If you submit both the ACT and SAT, the University uses the most favorable score. Your SAT is based on a mix and match of your highest Critical Reading and Math scores. Your ACT score is based on your highest composite.

How to Apply

Students interested in attending Hampton University can apply online. All students must submit the following items for admission consideration:

  • The signed and completed application form for admission
  • Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). Only cashier’s check or money order accepted.
  • A copy of your social security card (for Federal Financial Aid verification).
  • OFFICIAL high school transcript.
  • Standardized test if requested. (Reference Test Optional Admission Policy)
  • One letters of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor or a high school teacher
  • An autobiographical essay, or a 250 -500 word essay on one of the topics below
    • Describe a personal moral or ethical dilemma and how it impacted your life or
    • How Should Today’s Youth Combat Negative Moral Issues?