Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen

We’re 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 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.)
  • 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 Vice President for Enrollment Management. We want get to know you so that we can take a deeper dive into the factors we have seen outside of academics that contribute to student success at the University.  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) exam or HiSET exam. Students submitting the GED/HiSET 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.

College Credit

Great news! We accept  college credit (100 level or higher) or 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 scores from College Board for AP credits so we can include it in evaluation for admission and registration for classes.

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