Freshman

Freshman Admisisons
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All applicants must submit:

  • High School transcript, GED results or home-schooled portfolio
  • Official ACT or SAT scores
  • Personal essay*
  • Letter of recommendation**
  • $25 non-refundable application fee 
* Applicants who apply via the school website can complete/upload the personal essay at that time. Applicants who submit an application via common app must answer the essay question on that application.

** Letters of recommendation can be completed by a teacher, school counselor, mentor, coach, or employer and sent to ug-admissions@csu.edu.

High school Applicants must have completed:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of Social Studies
  • 3 years of Science
  • 2 years of foreign language, music, vocational education or art

GED certificate or Home schooled applicants must have:

  • ACT composite of 18 or
  • SAT composite of 960

Admitted applicants are required to provide a final Official High School transcript with graduation date prior to beginning classes.

Note: Applicants can request ACT or SAT scores to be sent to CSU – code 0992 by contacting the below agencies
Agency Website Phone Number
ACT ACT (319)337-1313
SAT College Board (609)771-7600
Note: ACT Prep Guidebook  

To guarantee your application is considered for early decision and merit scholarship opportunities.

Terms Priority Deadline Regular Admissions Deadline
Spring 2021 November 25, 2020 January 6, 2021
Summer 2021 May 1, 2021 May 15, 2021
Fall 2021 March 15, 2021 August 13, 2021

Late applicants will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis for admissions and financial assistance.