Undergraduate

Joint Enrollment and Early Enrollment Admission Requirements

Joint Enrollment (Program of Excellence)

The Joint Enrollment (Program for Excellence) Program is especially designed for high school students who demonstrate the maturity and scholastic ability to be successful in college work. This program is designed to allow superior high school students to utilize Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University resources to provide extra enrichment and challenge to their senior year provided they fulfill these minimum requirements: completion of the 11th grade with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all high school courses, and a minimum ACT score of 20. Students must have also completed the following high school courses with a minimum grade C; English I, II & II, Algebra I & II, one additional math course, such as geometry, Trigonometry, Advance Mathematics or Calculus, and Biology and Chemistry. Recommendation for enrollment by the high school principal or counselor is required. All schedules are subject to the approval by the appropriate high school official and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Office of Admissions.

Students admitted to this program are subject to the same fees, rules and regulations as other FranU students. A student enrolled simultaneously at the University and a high school is also subject to any rules and regulations imposed by that high school.

Early Admission Program

The Early Admission Program permits an academically-outstanding high school student to forego his/her senior year and receive a high school diploma by completing 24 semester hours at FranU: All schedules are subject to approval by the appropriate high school official and FranU. Students applying for early admissions must demonstrate a high degree of academic potential and maturity to be considered for the Early Admissions Program. The following documentation is required and must be submitted to the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University: A letter of recommendation from the high school principal, a six-semester high school transcript indicating at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), a minimum 25 ACT composite score or 1140 SAT scores and proof of immunization prior to registration. After 24 semester hours are earned, FranU submits to the high school principal a recommendation for issuance of a high school diploma. The high school diploma will be awarded by the high school. The student is responsible for providing an official high school transcript to FranU's Office of Admissions as verification of graduation.

Students admitted to this program are subject to the same fees, rules and regulations as other FranU students. A student enrolled simultaneously at the University and a high school is also subject to any rules and regulations imposed by that high school.


Freshman/First Time Applicant

Anyone who wishes to be considered for admission to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is encouraged to apply. FranU will consider for admission the total high school record: rigor of courses completed, grades, test scores, educational objectives, school leadership, and experiences in and out of the classroom. Admission is based on a review of the high school record and official standardized test scores. The minimum requirements for consideration are a 2.5 high school grade point average or a GED score of 500 or a minimum score of 60 on the HISET and an ACT composite score of 20 or SAT composite score of 950. A student entering Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University as a freshman must have completed the basic TOPS Core Curriculum with a minimum 2.5 GPA computed on core courses only.

Table of High School Units Required For Admission

Category 1 ENGLISH COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE (4 units)

  • English I, II, II, IV

Category 2 MATHEMATICS (4 units)

  • 1 unit - Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I, or Applied Algebra I
  • 1 unit - Algebra II or Integrated Mathematics II
  • 2 units - Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Advanced Math-Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics III, Integrated Mathematics III, or Algebra III or AP Computer Science A

*Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and Integrated Mathematics III may be substituted for the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II sequence.

Category 3 SCIENCE (4 units)

  • 1 unit - Biology I or II
  • 1 unit – Chemistry I or II, or Chemistry Com
  • 2 units – Earth Science, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, Physics II, Physics for Technology I or II, or Anatomy and Physiology or both Agriscience I & II (both for one unit)

*Human Anatomy and Physiology may be substituted for Biology II.

Category 4 SOCIAL STUDIES (4 units)

  • 1 unit - United States history
  • 1 unit - Civics (1 year), or ½ Unit Civics and ½ Unit Free Enterprise, or AP Government and Politics: United States
  • 2 units – World History, Western Civilization, World Geography, European History, History of Religion or AP Human Geography

Category 5 FOREIGN LANGUAGES (2 units)

  • Two units in a single language

Category 6 FINE ARTS (1 unit)

  • Fine Arts Survey or 1 unit of a performance course in music, dance or theater or 1 unit of studio art or 1 unit of visual art or 1 unit of drafting or both Speech III & IV (both for 1 unit)

An applicant who otherwise qualifies for admission, but has an ACT composite score below 20, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Office and may be admitted provisionally. Students admitted provisionally may register for no more than thirteen (13) credit hours [of which one must be Academic Seminar ACSM 1110] in their first regular semester; or no more than seven (7) credit hours [of which one must be Academic Seminar ACSM 1110] in their first summer semester. Academic Seminar and developmental courses may count as part or all of these hours.

Home Schooled and Unaccredited or Unapproved High Schools

Individuals applying for admission to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University after completing home-schooling or graduating from unaccredited or unapproved high schools will be evaluated on the basis of qualifications outlined above.


Transfer Applicant

Requirements

Students with previous college or university work from regionally accredited institutions may be considered for admission if they have an overall 2.0 GPA or better on all college work attempted. Transfer applicants who have earned less than 30 semester hours or less than 46 quarter hours of college-level academic coursework attempted at one or more regionally accredited institutions must meet the requirements for freshman admission.

A prospective transfer student should submit an application for admission and an official transcript from each college or university attended. Students enrolled in college at the time applications are submitted should have transcripts sent when they apply for admission, to be followed by supplementary records at the end of the semester.

"Official transcript" is defined as an official record prepared by the issuing institution and sealed in the institution's official envelope.

All of the following minimum requirements must be met in order for an applicant to be considered for admission: a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all college-level courses attempted (excluding developmental/remedial courses) from all accredited institutions attended, receipt of official transcripts from all institutions attended, eligibility to re-enroll at the last institution attended. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the college or your intended program of study.

All students will be considered for admission based on an evaluation of their likelihood of success at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University. FranU will consider college gpa, pattern and quality of courses taken, grade trends, educational objectives, significant life and career experiences, membership in groups underrepresented in the student body, or special circumstances.

Provisional admission, pending receipt of supplementary records, is approved by the Office of Admissions only under special circumstances. An applicant who meets the criteria for admission based on unofficial transcripts or who is currently enrolled at another institution at the time that admission is determined may be admitted provisionally on the basis of unofficial or incomplete transcripts. Complete official transcripts must be received within 30 days of the first day of class of the semester in which the applicant enrolls, in order to continue enrollment and to be removed from provisional acceptance. The applicant who does not submit complete official college transcripts will have a hold placed on their account and will not be allowed to continue e-enrollment for the next semester.

Transfer applicants who are on academic probation and have not been dismissed from another college or university will be placed on academic probation at FranU. Applicants admitted on academic probation must perform under the academic policies of FranU. (See Progression Status, Academic Probation)

Transfer applicants who are on academic suspension or "not in good standing" at another college or university will be denied admission to FranU until they qualify for re-admission to the school from which they were suspended or last attended.

Acceptance of Credit from Other Collegiate Institutions

The Office of Admissions evaluates credit from other institutions after the student's complete application and all official transcripts from each college and university attended have been received. Credit earned in colleges and universities accredited by regional accrediting associations is generally accepted; however, courses taken at the lower (1000-2000) level cannot be given upper (3000-4000) level credit.

Students who are placed on probation or made ineligible to continue at the institution where they were previously enrolled, based on grades earned in course work recorded on transcripts received after registration, will have the appropriate academic action applied immediately. (See Transfer Equivalents)

Credit allowed by the Office of Admissions for transfer is, in all cases, subject to review by the Deans of the appropriate schools with regard to its applicability toward a particular degree. Questions relating to the acceptance of credit toward a degree program and the length of time required for completion of degree requirements should be referred to the Admissions Office.

Applicants with Non-U.S. Credentials

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University requires that any transcript or documentation issued in a language other than English must be evaluated formally by an independent evaluation service. A list of approved International Transcript Evaluation Centers can be requested by contacting the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University Office of Admissions.


Re-entry/Returning Student

Re-entry or returning students who have not enrolled in the University for one or more regular semesters must apply for readmission. Students who have attempted semester hours at other accredited colleges or universities since last attending Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University must have a gpa of at least 2.0 on all college work attempted.

Students applying to re-enter the University must submit an application and an official transcript from each college or university attended since leaving FranU, regardless of whether credit was earned, desired, or transferable.

Applicants who were in good standing when last enrolled at FranU will be re-admitted in good standing, unless they are not in good standing at another college. Applicants who were on probation when last enrolled at FranU will be re-admitted on probation.

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