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Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen

We are glad you're interested in learning more about Fontbonne University.

To be admitted, we recommend that you:

  • Have a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or a minimum SAT composite score of 1410.
  • Rank in the upper half of your 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 of electives (including foreign language).

If you fail to meet any one or more of these standards, your application may receive special consideration by the Undergraduate Academic Subcommittee. Our admission staff, along with the faculty committee, will get to know you so that we can determine whether or not you can be successful at Fontbonne. Please reach out to our staff so we can best support you if you are in this situation.

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.

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, including their date of graduation. This transcript must be on file prior to final registration.

Great news! We acccept 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). Be sure to send us a transcript of your experience so we can include it in evaluation for admission and registration for classes.

The university awards four-year scholarships to students meeting specific criteria. To be eligible, students must apply for full-time (12-18 credit hours), degree-seeking status. Fontbonne also encourages applicants to apply for financial aid consideration to help assist with the cost of attendance.

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Questions? Contact our Office of Admission: (314) 889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu

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