Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
Applicants seeking to apply for admissions to a Main Campus undergraduate program must provide a completed admissions application, proof of high school graduation or equivalent, and an admissions interview is strongly recommended.
The following are examples of proof of high school graduation or equivalent.
- *An official high school transcript (mandatory for merit scholarship consideration),
- A copy of Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED), including scores, or certificate issued by the State.
- A copy of service members’ DD214 or Enlisted Records Brief (ERB), indicating graduation from high school or equivalent.
- A copy of service members’ Joint Services Transcript (JST), for applicants not applying for federal Title IV aid. Service members applying for federal Title IV aid must provide applicable proof of high school graduation, listed within these requirements.
- An official associate degree transcript.
One of the following forms of documentation will also be accepted as proof of high school graduation or equivalent.
- Official documentation of successful completion of at least 60 semester or trimester credit hours or 72 quarter credit hours that does not result in an associate’s degree, but is acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree at any institution.
- Official documentation of enrollment in a bachelor’s degree program in which at least 60 semester or trimester hours or 72 quarter credit hours have been successfully completed, including credits transferred into the bachelor’s degree program.
An applicant whose transcript shows less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average must submit a personal statement to be reviewed by the Provost. High school seniors in courses still in progress must provide current transcripts of work through the date of application. A final official high school transcript, indicating the date of graduation, are required prior to beginning classes.
*Under certain circumstances an unofficial transcript or alternative documentation may be accepted if approved by the Registrar and/or the Chief Regulatory Officer. Other forms of acceptable documentation include, but are not limited to an unofficial high school transcript or an unofficial associate’s degree transcript.
It is recommend that applicants visit the campus and meet with an Admissions Representative in person. If a visit cannot be arranged, the Admissions Representative will schedule a telephone interview with the applicant.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) Submission
Post University recommends, but does not require, that freshman applicants submit the results of an official SAT or ACT test. However, athletes planning to participate in a NCAA Division I or II athletic program are required to submit SAT or ACT test scores.
Honors Program Admissions Requirement
Admission to the Honors Program is highly competitive. To be considered for the Honors Program, applicants must provide written recommendations from two past teachers and a high school counselor and documentation supporting a record of leadership and/or positive involvement in high school and/or community.
Main Campus English and Math Course Placement
First year Main Campus students are asked to complete a math placement exam and an English placement exam prior to registering for classes. Their achievement on the Math placement exam helps the math faculty identify the correct MAT course placement. Their achievement on the English placement exam helps the English faculty identify students who may be in need of additional writing help during their first semester at Post.
Admissions Decision Policy
The Office of Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision within three weeks after receiving a completed application with all supporting documents. In some cases, the Office of Admissions may defer making a final decision until it has received a report of the applicant’s high school midterm grades, or until a personal interview takes place. Applicants are asked to contact the Office of Admissions to determine the status of the application.
All applicants who wish to attend Post University in the upcoming semester should inform the Office of Admissions as soon as possible. Accepted applicants are asked to return the Housing and Enrollment Forms with the required $100 deposit, if the applicant plans to live on campus. If the applicant plans to live off campus, return the Enrollment Form with the required $100 commuter deposit. All deposits are credited toward an applicant’s tuition. After the first of May, admissions deposits are non- refundable. International applicants receiving a Form I‐20 are required to submit a $400 enrollment deposit. This deposit is refundable if the applicant’s Visa application is denied.
Former Post University students who have not attended for two or more semesters and who wish to continue their studies, must apply for readmission by filing an Application for Admission with the Office of Admissions. Former students who have been away for more than five years will be required to fulfill the degree requirements of their selected major as stated in the current college catalog. If, for any reason, Post University dismissed the student, the Office of the Registrar, in consultation with the Provost’s office, will review the application for admission, and the applicant may be required to submit additional information.
Admission to Undergraduate Certificate Programs
Applicants to an undergraduate certificate program must meet and maintain the same admissions criteria appropriate to the program of study that grants the certificate.
Alternative Credit Options
Within the limits stated below, Post University provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate college-level proficiency in certain subjects where learning has occurred in non-traditional ways, such as advanced placement courses, on-the-job training, standardized examinations, or work experience. Learn more about the Alternative Credit Options