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Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen
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To be admitted, you must:
- Achieve a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or a minimum SAT composite score of 1410
- Rank in the upper half of the high school class
- Present a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4 point scale. (If your school is not on a 4 point grading scale, we'll convert it when we receive your transcripts)
- Have completed the following core requirements: four units of English, three units of mathematics, three units of social science, three units of science (one must include a lab), one unit of visual/performing arts, and three units electives (including foreign language)
If a freshman applicant fails to meet any one or more of these standards, their applications receive special consideration by the Undergraduate Academic Subcommittee. The subcommittee will decide if the applicant should be admitted to the university and, if so, under what conditions.
In lieu of a high school diploma, Fontbonne will honor a satisfactory score on the General Educational Development (GED) examinations. Students submitting the GED, rather than a high school transcript, must submit a copy of the test scores to the office of admission.
Accepted freshmen whose ACT subject scores are 24 or above are exempt from the university subject-related placement tests. Freshmen not exempt must take the university computerized placement test(s) before registering for classes. The results of these tests assist the university in evaluating, advising, and placing incoming students in appropriate classes.
All accepted candidates currently enrolled in high school must successfully complete all work in progress and submit, upon graduation, an official high school transcript showing all work completed, and include their date of graduation. This transcript must be on file prior to final registration.
Students seeking the baccalaureate degree must complete a minimum of 128 credit hours including 42 hours of general education requirements. Students may bring in 1-8-1-8 college credit (100 level or higher) or Advanced Placement credit (must receive a score of 4 or 5 on the AP exam).
The university awards scholarships to students meeting all criteria required for scholarship consideration. To be eligible for scholarship consideration, students must apply for full-time (12 - 18 credit hours), degree-seeking status. Scholarships awarded to incoming freshman are four-year scholarships, provided the student maintains the required GPA to keep the scholarship. Fontbonne encourages applicants to apply for Financial Aid consideration to help assist with the cost of attendance.