First Year Students
Admission to a bachelor's degree program is based upon successful completion of a strong secondary school program of college preparatory coursework. Primary consideration is given to the academic record, as demonstrated by the quality of candidates' secondary school course selections and achievement, recommendations and the results of a Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT Reasoning Test) or results from American College Testing program (ACT). Consideration is also given to character, initiative, leadership and special talents.
Most successful candidates for a Bachelors degree present:
- four years of English
- four years of mathematics including the equivalent of algebra I, geometry, algebra II & trigonometry or advanced math
- three years of science, two of which must be laboratory sciences
- three years of social science (including US history)
- two years of a single foreign language (three years is preferred)
The Associate degree in General Studies may be an option for students not meeting bachelor degree requirements. Coursework in the Associates degree is essentially the first two years of a baccalaureate program and all 400 level courses transfer and fulfill University requirements.