Non-Traditional Students

You are a non-traditional student if you have been out of high school at least five years or your high school class graduated at least five years ago.

Admissions Criteria


Non-Traditional Freshmen

Provisional acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  2. Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED.
  3. Have earned between zero (0) and 29 transferable semester credit hours.
  4. Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

Upon admission, you will be required to take the COMPASS test, a computerized placement test that measures skills in math, reading, and English. Contact the Academic Success Center to schedule a time to take the test. The COMPASS must be completed prior to enrollment. Online Bachelor of General Studies majors must complete the COMPASS prior to signing up for online SOAR.

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.

 

Non-Traditional Transfers

Acceptance is based on the following criteria:

  1. Have been out of high school at least five years or high school class graduated at least five years ago.
  2. Hold a high school diploma from an accredited or approved high school as specified in the Board of Regents policy section 402.0101 or have satisfactorily completed the GED.
  3. Have earned 30+ transferable semester credit hours.
  4. Have a 2.0 or higher on all attempted college work.*

*If you have under a 2.0 on all attempted college work, you may contact our office to discuss additional options.

If you have been out of college for five or more years, we strongly recommend that you contact the Academic Success Center to learn more about the services provided to help you succeed in college.


Students who have earned credit and have remedial, learning support, and/or college prep make-up courses from high school must exit those courses with a “C” or better. Remedial, Learning Support, and College Prep make-up courses DO NOT count towards transfer hours or the transfer GPA.


Meet your Admissions Team
Lauren Campbell, Admissions Specialist
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