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.

Requirements

To be admitted, we recommend that you:

  • Earn a minimum composite ACT score of 20 or a minimum SAT composite score of 960.
  • 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.
  • Complete 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).

Deadlines & Timeline

First Year Student Admission Plan Apply Notification Scholarships Financial Award
Early Choice (Non-Binding) July 1 – October 15 August – November Priority Scholarship Consideration By November 15
Priority Admission October 15 – December 1 October – December Priority Scholarship Consideration December – February
Regular Admission December 1 – February 1 December – March Regular Scholarship Consideration January – March

If you fail to meet any one or more of these standards, your application may receive special consideration by the Vice President for Enrollment Management. We want get to know you so that we can take a deeper dive into the factors outside of academics that we know can contribute to student success at the University. If you are in this situation, please reach out to our staff so we can best support you.

In lieu of a high school diploma, Fontbonne will honor a satisfactory score on the General Educational Development (GED) exam or HiSET exam. Students submitting the GED/HiSET rather than a high school transcript must include a copy of their test scores when submitting to the office of admission. Your test scores must be on file prior to final registration.

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. Your transcript must be on file prior to final registration.

College Credit

You 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 you 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 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu

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