Future Students

Admissions at AMU

Ave Maria University is a Catholic University. We proudly uphold and adhere to the Magisterium of the Church and its Catholic Mission. 

Applying to AMU is easy! Here is how to get started:
Acceptance Criteria
To be eligible for regular undergraduate admission to the University, students are expected to meet the following standards:

  • High school unweighted grade point average (GPA) equal to or above 2.8 or college GPA equal to or above 2.6 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.

The University considers all of the above factors in reaching an admissions decision. The University reserves the right to administer placement tests to admitted students in order to improve the advisement process, ensure placement in the correct course, and enhance the probabilities for student success.

After You Have Been Accepted

  • Submit your $300.00 Enrollment DepositExternal link. 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).

Information for Transfer Students and International Applicants

International Applicants
Please have your transcript translated by a current NACES approved evaluation service:

  • The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (www.aacrao.org/international/ )External link
  • World Education Services (www.wes.org/students/index.asp )External link
  • 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 79 is required on the Internet-based test.  (Ave Maria code: 4249)  
  • You must submit documented proof of financial support or 3 months of consecutive bank statements 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
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 2.6 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.
  • Official high school transcripts from ALL students who have 60 transfer credits or less.