Admissions Requirements

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

FIRST-YEAR FRESHMAN STUDENTS

First-year students may be admitted to St. Andrews University for both Fall and Spring terms. First-year students are those entering St. Andrews from high school who have less than 12 semester college credits.

St. Andrews’ admission philosophy is simple, we look at each applicant individually as a whole because our mission is to educate the whole individual. There are no state minimum test scores or GPA, as we consider each of these indicators of past and future academic success. Additionally, the admissions office considers extracurricular activities with an emphasis on leadership, volunteerism, service and commitment as evidence of the breadth and depth of involvement and predictor of contributions as a member of our campus.

The University accepts students who are otherwise admissible without regard to age, disability, national and ethnic origin, race, religion, or sex. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the campus to discuss the university and its programs and to share their personal goals. Personal visits are encouraged. To discuss your interest in St. Andrews or to schedule a visit with the Office of Admissions, students should call 910-277-5555.

To apply, each student must submit:

  1. Completed application
  2. Official SAT and/or ACT scores (School codes: SAT 5214, ACT 3146)
  3. Official high school transcript with school seal and authorized signature
    • Applicants must satisfactorily complete the following 13 units of a high school college prep curriculum:
      • 3 units of college prep English
      • 3 units of Mathematics, including Geometry and Algebra II
      • 3 units of Social Studies
      • 3 units of Science

*Prospective St. Andrews students may be required to submit additional information including but not limited to: an essay, letter(s) of recommendation, resume, sample of scholarly work, or interview.

Upon notification of admission, an enrollment deposit of $300 is required to hold your place in the entering class. Deposits are refundable until May 1st for Fall Applicants and refundable until October 1st for Spring Applicants.

You can go directly to our online application and submit it electronically to Admissions or print the application, complete and mail to Admissions.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE WITH THE COMMON APP.

NON-TRADITIONAL AND HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS

Applicants who do not have a traditional high school diploma and are seeking entry to St. Andrews are invited to apply.  You must have a GED Certificate or Adult High School Diploma. Requirements for admittance are:

  1. Complete application
  2. Students must provide a GED Certificate or Adult High School Diploma.
  3. Official high school transcript for any years attended high school with seal and authorized signature.
    • Applicants must satisfactorily complete the following 13 units of a high school college prep curriculum:
      • 3 units of college prep English
      • 3 units of Mathematics, including Geometry and Algebra II
      • 3 units of Social Studies
      • 3 units of Science
  4. Official college transcript sent from college, if you have any college credit.
  5. Official scores of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and/or American College Testing Assessment Program (ACT) should be sent directly to St. Andrews through appropriate testing report service. (SAU Code Numbers: SAT 5214; ACT 3146)

*Prospective St. Andrews students may be required to submit additional information including but not limited to: an essay, letter(s) of recommendation, resume, sample of scholarly work, or interview.

Upon notification of admission, an enrollment deposit of $300 is required to hold your place in the entering class. Deposits are refundable until May 1st for Fall Applicants and refundable until October 1st for Spring Applicants.