To be considered for admission to the University of Mary, students must have obtained a high school diploma or its equivalent. Minimum standards for automatic undergraduate acceptance include both of the following:
- ACT Composite score of 19 or higher
- High school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Adult learners (aged 21 or older) are eligible to apply for first time college study without qualifying based on HS GPA or college placement scores.
Students who do not meet admission criteria may be accepted provisionally upon recommendation of the Academic Standards and Admissions Committee. No applicant is refused admission to the University on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability.
Every applicant to the University of Mary is reviewed on an individual basis. Admission is granted to applicants who will, in the judgment of the Academic Standards and Admissions Committee, make positive contributions to the community life of the University and be able to progress satisfactorily toward the completion of all degree requirements. The committee evaluates secondary school achievement, recommendations from counselors, test scores, and personal achievement. In evaluating applications, the Academic Standards and Admissions Committee also considers any special circumstances which may have affected the applicant's prior academic achievement.
Applicants must demonstrate graduation from high school with a diploma or its equivalent. Please note that the University may require high school transcripts at two points in the admission/enrollment process.
1. An "in progress" transcript is required before an admission decision can be made. The transcript must include all courses taken and the grades earned during the student's freshman, sophomore and junior year.
2. A final, official transcript is required after the student has graduated from high school. This transcript should include the following:
- The names and grades for all courses completed during their high school education, along with the number of credits.
- The date of graduation, which must be after the date of the completion of all courses.
- The signature of the registrar or designated official at the high school.
The committee recommends that applicants complete these units of credit at the secondary level:
English . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Social Science . . . . . . 4
Mathematics . . . 2 to 3
Science . . . . . . . . 2 to 3
The University of Mary has a rolling admissions policy. Once the candidate's admission file is complete, a decision concerning acceptance will be made and the applicant notified within two weeks.
Before the beginning of a student's academic career at the University of Mary, he or she must complete a current medical history form provided by the Office of Admission. Housing information is mailed only after a student has been accepted into the University of Mary community.
The Vice President for Student Development is responsible for coordinating the University's compliance with federal regulations and other applicable laws and regulations regarding nondiscriminatory access to facilities and programs available at the University of Mary.