Freshman Student Admission

The Admission Committee is interested in applicants' academic quality and progress, recommendations from counselors and teachers, writing ability, and ACT or SAT scores, as well as the ability and desire to do college work. A list of required documentation can be found under the freshman student application procedure.

High school preparation must include a minimum of 16 units (one unit of any subject consists of the work normally covered in one year).

The following subjects are strongly recommended:

English 4 Units
Mathematics 3 Units (Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry)
Natural and Social Sciences 4 Units Combined
Foreign Language 2 Units
Academic Electives 3 Units

In addition, completion of a high school computer science course is considered an indication of a well-rounded academic background. Students planning to pursue programs in science, mathematics or computer science are recommended to have completed a fourth unit of high school mathematics.


Applicants who meet the following requirement will be considered for full admission to the School of Education:

Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for conditional admission to the School of Education:

Freshman applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for conditional admission will be considered for admission to the University as an undecided major.  

Freshman applicants admitted conditionally as a freshman education major must meet the Full Admission criteria listed above prior to enrolling in Level II Education coursework.


Students applying as a nursing major should have completed one year of high school biology and chemistry or its equivalent and at least three years of math, including advanced algebra/trigonometry or its equivalent.

Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered for admission as a freshman nursing major:

As part of the application process, all applicants to the School of Nursing must read and agree to a list of essential abilities and behaviors.