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Our application is free and should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete. At the end of the application you will have the opportunity to upload assessment documents - such as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores or high school and college transcripts - that demonstrate your college readiness. Don't have any of these documents? Don’t worry! Just go ahead and submit your application. There are several different ways to complete assessment, which will be explained in more detail in your acceptance packet. This helps us make sure you are taking classes that are the right fit for you.



We will accept any of the following:

SAT scores of 25 or higher in reading, 27 or higher in writing and language, and 500 or higher in math on tests taken within the last four years.  *Scores may vary depending on the year the SAT was completed. 
ACT scores of 17 in English, and 18 in reading and math or higher on test taken within the last four years
PSAT scores of 26 in writing, 25 in reading and 24.5 in math* or higher on tests taken within the last four years. *Scores may vary in math depending on the year the PSAT was completed. 
High school GPA of 2.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale after six completed semesters (if still in high school) or at graduation with a Core 40, Technical Honors or Academic Honors or equivalent within the last four years
College transcript if you have already earned college credits in English or math, or been awarded an associate degree or higher at another college or university. International students will still need to supply a NACES approved transcript.
Accuplacer if you don't have any of the above documents, you can complete the Accuplacer on campus. This is a free skills assessment that determines which writing, reading, and math classes you'll take first.

The documents you upload do not need to be official. Formats we accept include .doc, .docx, .jpg, .jpeg, .pdf, .png, .tif .tiff.

We’ll also accept a digital photo of your transcripts and test scores—although the following items must be visible:

  • Your name
  • The name of your institution (for transcripts)
  • Degree awarded (for transcripts)
  • Date of test (must be within the last four years)
  • Test scores
  • Course work and GPA



Once you are admitted, you will need to submit an official copy of your college transcripts to your regional Registrar's office for evaluation. An official transcript will need to come from the registrar at your former institution in a sealed envelope to be considered for transfer credit.