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. 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
Other criteria considered for admission is as follows
- Composite ACT of 19 or SAT equivalent
- Upper 50% of graduating class
- High school cumulative GPA of 2.5
- English, social studies, mathematics and science course cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater
- Positive recommendation
- Personal achievement
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.
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.
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 University of Mary welcomes transfer students from regional accredited community and junior colleges and four-year colleges and universities. Full academic credit is awarded for work in courses approved by the academic division and Registrar and including course credits for which a student received grades of A through D.
A student applying for admission to the University of Mary from another college must send to the Office
- A formal application for admission and a $25 non-refundable application fee for undergraduate studies and $40 non-refundable application fee for graduate studies
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
Upon receipt of the above, a student is officially admitted to the University of Mary and is registered for classes.