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General Requirements

General Requirements

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Admission of Freshmen

Academic Requirements and Stipulations

An applicant for the freshman class must be a graduate of an accredited high school with at least 20 units in Core Subjects. Core Subjects must include these minimum units: English, 4; Mathematics, 3; Social Sciences, 3; Natural Sciences, 3; Foreign Languages/Fine Arts, 2; with the balance being completed in approved electives. A state high school equivalency diploma will be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma. Additionally, students qualifying for Unconditional Admission to Union University must meet two of the following criteria:

  1. 22 ACT/1020 SAT (combined critical reading and math scores)
  2. 2.5 Core GPA
  3. Top 50% of Graduating Class

Students who qualify for Unconditional Admission must have a minimum of 18 ACT/860 SAT (combined critical reading and math scores) and a 2.0 Core GPA regardless of whether or not either of these criteria were utilized to qualify for admission. These two criteria serve as a "floor" for Unconditional Admission.

Core GPA is a GPA computed by Union University based on each student's performance in a preselected track of high school college preparatory coursework. This required set of courses is as follows: four units of English, three units of math, three units of social science, three units of natural science, two units of either foreign language or fine arts (may choose one of each).

This core GPA will be computed with the official grading scale utilized by the high school where the course credit was awarded.

Occasionally students who do not meet minimum criteria may be accepted with conditions. See Conditionally Admitted Students under Alternative Categories of Admission in the Admissions section of our Undergraduate Catalogue. Students conditionally admitted to Union University may be required to participate in the Keystone Program.

Before Acceptance to the Freshman Class may be granted, the applicant must also file the following information in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. An admissions application and (non-refundable) application fee,
  2. An official ACT or SAT(R) report, and
  3. An official high school transcript.

Before registering for classes, the applicant must also file in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions a tuition deposit of $200 to reserve a place in class and apply to the tuition charges. A housing deposit of $100 is required to reserve an apartment on campus.

Upon high school graduation, freshmen accepted to the University must submit an official high school transcript verifying graduation.

Admission of Students Transferring From Another College

A transfer student must have completed at least 24 semester hours of transferable credit at an accredited college in order to enter Union under this category; otherwise, the applicant must meet freshman admission requirements and transfer GPA requirements. The academic status of a transfer student will be based on his/her cumulative GPA of all accredited post-secondary work attempted. The admission file of a student having less than a 2.3 cumulative GPA will be presented to the Undergraduate Admissions/ Readmissions Committee following an interview with the Director of Academic Support. The student may be denied admission, admitted as a Conditional Student (as stated in Catalogue), or admitted. The determination for the above decision shall be the full academic record, recommendations, and explanation of any extenuating circumstances and will be detailed in writing from the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and the Director of Academic Support on behalf of the Admissions Committee.

Before acceptance into Union University may be granted, a transfer student must file the following information in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. An admissions application and (nonrefundable) application fee,
  2. An official transcript of credits from all institutions attended, and
  3. A completed student transfer form is required for students who have received official disciplinary action at a previously attended institution or if special circumstances arise that show a necessity.

Before registering for classes, the applicant must also file the following information in the Office of Admissions:

  1. A complete official transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended,
  2. A tuition deposit of $200, applicable to the entering semester, is required after a student has been accepted for admission to reserve a place in class, and
  3. A housing deposit of $100 is required of residential students to reserve an apartment on campus.

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