Application to the University
To be eligible for regular undergraduate admission to the University, students are expected to meet the following standards.
- High school weighted grade point average (GPA) equal to or above 2.8 or college GPA equal to or above 2.4 on a 4.0 scale.
- An SAT score equal to or above 1410, or an ACT score equal to or above 20.
In some instances, the University may accept students who do not meet the above criteria, but upon closer review indicate a probability for success.
After You Have Been Accepted
The University considers all of the above factors in reaching an admissions decision. The University reserves the right to administer placement tests and procedures to admitted students in order to improve the advisement process, ensure placement in the correct course, and enhance the probabilities for student success.
- Submit your $300.00 Enrollment Deposit . This gives you priority in scheduling your classes and guarantees a place in the dorms for students who will be residents. The enrollment fee is not refundable.
- Information regarding New Student Orientation, AMU residential living, roommate selections, student insurance, viewing your class schedule and bill payment will be sent to deposited students after May 1st.
- It is your responsibility to have your transcript(s) evaluated prior to receiving an admission decision. If your secondary school transcripts are in a language other than English, a certified English translation must accompany the original document(s). All college transcripts must be evaluated by one of two professional organizations:
Please have your transcript translated by one of the following:
- The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (www.aacrao.org/international/ )
- World Education Services (www.wes.org/students/index.asp ).
- If English is not your native language, submit an official copy of your TOEFL score. A minimum score of 550 is required on the paper-based test and a minimum score of 213 is required on the computer-based test and a minimum score of 85 is required on the Internet-based test. (Ave Maria code: 42.f.)
- You must submit documented proof of financial support and make a down payment of at least 1/10 of your annual bill before a Form I-20 will be issued. Please consult with your admissions counselor with any questions you may have about the International Student Admissions Process.
Transfer applicants, you are considered to be a transfer student if you have enrolled in another regionally accredited college or university following your graduation from high school. All transfer applicants must:
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.4 grade point average in college-level courses (excluding developmental/remedial courses) from all accredited institutions attended.
- Have completed 24 transferable semester credit hours of college-level academic coursework. Those students who have completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college-level academic coursework at one or more regionally accredited institutions must meet all freshmen admission requirements.
- Be eligible to re-enroll at the last institution attended.
- Have completed all college preparatory curriculum.