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Admission Requirements, Deadlines and Timeline for First Time Freshmen

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Taking the first steps to success

We’re thrilled that you’re interested in applying to Fontbonne University. Below, you will find more information regarding application requirements, important deadlines and the timeline for admission.

Note that all application periods are Rolling Admission. Fontbonne reviews applications as they are completed and makes admission decisions throughout the admission cycle.


Admission decisions at Fontbonne University are based on your grades in high school. ACT/SAT scores are not required for admission or scholarships. TOEFL scores may be required for international applicants

We recommend that students in high school complete 4 years of coursework in English, and 3 years of coursework in math, science, social science, and electives. One year of visual/performing arts is also encouraged.  


Minimum Automatic Admission 
3.0+ GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) – you will be admitted 

Holistic Admission 
2.0-2.9 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) – your application will be holistically reviewed. Additional information may be requested.

You must earn a high school diploma before you can start classes at Fontbonne University. In lieu of a diploma, Fontbonne will honor a satisfactory score on the GED (General Education Development) exam or the HiSET exam.

GPA is based on a 4.0 scale. If your school reports weighted grades, we’ll convert to a 4.0 scale when we receive your transcript. Unofficial or official transcripts are accepted to make an admission decision. All accepted candidates currently enrolled in high school must successfully complete all work in progress. Upon graduation, and prior to July 15 for fall entry students, the final official transcript showing date of graduation must be submitted or the admission offer will be rescinded.

If you do not meet these requirements, please contact our staff. We want to get to know you and help support your success in college.

Deadlines & Timeline

First Year Student Admission Plan



Financial Award

Priority Admission

July 1 – January 31

Starting October 1

Starting November 15

Regular Admission

Starting February 1

Starting February 1

Starting February 1

College Credit

You’ve worked hard to prepare for college, including putting in the time and effort to succeed in college-level classes. Great news! We accept college credit (100 level or higher) and Advanced Placement credit (must receive a score of 3 or higher on the AP exam). Be sure to send us a transcript from the institution awarding your college credit and/or your scores from the College Board for AP credits so we can include it in evaluation for admission and registration for classes. Learn more about transferring credit to Fontbonne.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The university awards merit based scholarships to students who are admitted to the university. 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.

Contact Us

Questions? We’re here to help you find the answers. Contact our Office of Admission: 314-889-1400 |


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