Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline?

The fall Early Action (non-binding) deadline is October 15. The fall standard application deadline for first-time freshmen and Transfer students is March 1 . The application deadline for Freshman and Transfer students for the Spring semester is October 15.

Is there an Early Decision deadline and if so, is it binding?

Currently, there is no Early Decision deadline. Our Early Action deadline (October 15) reserves your space in the class and requires notification of your enrollment plans by May 1. Early Action is non-binding.

How long does it take to process an application?

Early Action applicants are notified of a decision the fourth week of December. The review process for applications received after the Early Action deadline begins in January. Typically, the review process takes 3 - 4 weeks for complete applications. Decisions are communicated in writing only.

Is an application fee required and if so, how much?

Yes, a non-refundable application fee of $50 is required and must be submitted with the application.  Fee waivers are not accepted.

What forms of payment does the university accept?

The University accepts cashier's checks, money orders, and major credit cards.  Personal checks are not an acceptable form of payment.  Fee waivers are not accepted.

What credentials must be submitted to properly file an application?

A completed application packet for first-time freshmen must include an official high school transcript; official standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) Only SAT scores from March 2016 and beyond are accepted for review.; one letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher; an essay; and the application fee. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended; one letter of recommendation; an essay; and the application fee.

Does the university require a minimum SAT/ACT score for admission?

The University has a Test Optional Policy. Students with a minimum 3.30 (weighted or unweighted)academic grade point average are not required to submit standardized test scores. Applicants with a cumulative grade point average below 3.30 (weighted or unweighted) must submit standardized test scores. Admission is selective and competitive and only the strongest candidates will be offered admission.  Please note:  Only students who submit standardized test scores are considered for merit based scholarships.  

Are interviews, references, or essays required for admission?

One letter of recommendation and an essay are required.  Additionally, students must submit a photograph that best represents you and provide a 140 character tweet length description about how the photo relates to you.  An interview may be required at the discretion of the Dean of Admission.

Must a prescribed curriculum be completed in high school?

Applicants must complete 17 Carnegie units: 4 English; 3 Math (Algebra I, II, and Geometry); 2 laboratory sciences (Biology and Chemistry) 2 social studies; 2 units of foreign language; and 6 electives.

How will the University evaluate or use two or more sets of SAT/ACT scores?

The better of the sub-scores will be used to evaluate the applicant.    

What are the transfer admission requirements?

Transfer students must complete 15 hours of college credit; earn a 2.5 grade point average; and be in good standing with the college previously attended. Please refer to (Transfer Admission requirements).