Freshman/First-Time Applicants

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

To be enrolled as a freshman, you must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma and have never attended a college or university. Admission for international students is based on a review of the appropriate educational documents as well as proficiency in English as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum scores are 79-80 for the Internet-based test, 213 for the computer-based test, and 550 for the paper-based test. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score is: 6.0. Upon acceptance, all new students are required to take the University placement test for reading, writing, and mathematics. The results of the test will determine if any English as a Second Language (ESL)-type courses and/or pre-college/ noncredit bearing courses are necessary. For testing dates and worldwide test sites, please contact: TOEFL/TSE Services: International English Language Testing System (IETS) at

As part of the application process, you must have your international transcript evaluated into U.S. credits. Although it is not required for international students, we strongly recommend taking and submitting scores for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and/ or American College Test (ACT). To be considered for certain majors and/or merit scholarships, the SAT and/or ACT is required. For more information contact Undergraduate Admissions at or begin the application process using our online application.