High School Graduates (First Time in College) Application Requirements
- Completed admissions application
- Official High School Transcripts
- Official College transcripts where dual enrolled classes were attempted
- Official ACT and or SAT scores
Edward Waters University ACT code: 0724
Edward Waters University SAT code: 5182
High School Transcript
- Admission consideration is given to applicants with standard high school diplomas from an accredited high school.
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcript showing work through the completion of your junior year.
- Transcripts are considered official when received directly from the issuing institution electronically or in a sealed envelope with the school’s seal and/or official signature. Your enrollment for the application term and year is based upon review of your final high school transcript with graduation date listed.
- GPA: High school applicants who have earned at least a 5 cumulative grade point average and have taken the ACT or SAT with a composite score of at least 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for regular admissions to the college.
- High school applicants who have earned at least a 0 – 2.49 cumulative grade point average and have under 14 (ACT) or 800 (SAT) are considered for Provisional admissions for the Charles H. Pearce Institute (Summer term). Scores reported on high school transcripts can be used to evaluate applicant admissibility.
High School Curriculum
Admission consideration is given to applicants who have earned a standard high school diploma and completed a minimum of the following:
English – 4 years or units
Mathematics – 3 years or units, including Algebra and higher.
Social Science – 3 years or units
Natural Science – 3 years or units
Foreign Language – 2 years or units Optional (If a student has not taken two years of a sequential language, they are still admissible to the college, but they will be required to take 6 credit hours of a foreign language.)
Advance Standing Credit
You can earn a maximum of 30 combined credit hours in advanced standing credits.
Advanced Placement (AP): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “3” or better on the Advanced Placement examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.
International Baccalaureate (IB): Course credit for applicable courses is awarded for earning a score of “5” or above on the International Baccalaureate examination. It is possible to receive advanced course placement without earning course credit.
Transfer students who wish to enter into the public health major, must have earned at least 30 credits, have an overall GPA of at least 2.5, and a math and science GPA of 2.5 or higher in science major courses in order to qualify for admission. Additionally, students must have successfully completed chemistry and biology courses appropriate to their class standing upon transferring. Students who transfer with less than 30 credits must meet the admission standards listed above.
Students that do not meet admission standards can apply as a conditional student to the program. Conditional students need to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all first year courses and meet with an academic advisor two times during the semester.