St. Gregory’s University welcomes the applications of all those who meet our admission requirements. We do not discriminate against any individual because of age, sex, race, marital status, physical disability, or religious affiliation.
Careful consideration is given to each application we receive. Important factors that are considered for admittance include the student’s high school and/or college record, achievement on college entrance exams, class rank, desirable traits of character and personality, and the interests and goals of the applicant in relation to the programs of study offered by St. Gregory’s.
In order to be admitted to the university, students must meet two of the following three minimal admissions criteria:
- 2.75 high school cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
- 21 on the ACT or 1500 on the SAT
- Class rank in the upper half of high school graduating class
St. Gregory’s recommends students take the writing portion of the ACT, but it is not required. We look at the writing component as additional information in the admissions process, but it will not be calculated in the score requirement of an ACT score of 21 or above. This writing score will be useful for your initial academic advising. Similarly, on the SAT we will look at the writing component, but it will not be used when evaluating the score of a 990 or above. Only the critical reading and math sections will be used in these evaluations.
Students who do not meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply and may be considered for admission.
The Admissions Committee will give preference to those applicants whose evidence of academic fitness and professional promise indicates that they are fully qualified to study at St. Gregory’s University, to succeed as degree candidates, develop the competencies to be a member of the 21st century workforce and to acquire the skills necessary to become a contributing member of society.
The Office of Admissions reserves the right to request any additional information before a decision for admission is made. Providing false or incomplete information on the application for admission may result in a denial of admission or revocation of enrollment. Students who have been admitted to the university, and for whom academic success can be reasonably predicted, are eligible to enroll at St. Gregory’s University.
The university has the right to deny admissions.
HIGH SCHOOL COURSE RECOMMENDATIONS
A broad preparatory academic program including 16 academic units are recommended for admissions to St. Gregory’s University. It is recommended that the following courses be included in the high school curriculum:
English: 4 units, excluding speech or journalism
Mathematics: 3 units, including 2 units of algebra and 1 unit of geometry
Social Studies: 3 units, including 1 unit of world history, 1 unit of state history and civics, and 1 unit of U.S. History
Foreign Language: 2 units of one language
Science: 2-3 units of science, at least one of which should be a lab science
First-time freshmen must submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
Entering Freshmen should submit an official 6th or 7th semester high school transcript or GED certificate. The student’s high school counselor or principal should send an official copy of the transcript to the Office of Admissions of St. Gregory’s University. An official final high school transcript with graduation date posted must be received prior to the start of classes.
Applicants who do not hold a high school diploma may be admitted if they present GED test scores, transcripts of all high school work attempted, an ACT score of 21 or 990 on the SAT and complete a personal interview with the Director of Admissions.
All incoming freshmen are required to take either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The results are helpful in counseling and placement and can assist the student’s chance of receiving an academic scholarship. Test scores should be sent to St. Gregory’s University. The ACT code for St. Gregory’s is 3432; the SAT code is 6621. Minimum scores required for entrance are as follows: ACT-18, SAT-800.
St. Gregory’s University welcomes students who complete their studies in a home school. These students should complete the guidelines listed above. The applicant must submit a transcript that is signed by the registrar (in cases of home study this is usually the parent) and shows the course of study that the student undertook. The students must then complete a personal interview with the Director of Admissions before an admissions decision will be made.
Re-admission to the University
Students seeking re-admission to St. Gregory’s University must complete a re-admissions form if more than one semester has elapsed since their last term of attendance at St. Gregory’s.
Students who have attended another institution since last attending St. Gregory’s must submit an official transcript from each school attended. Re-admission will be determined after an evaluation of the transfer work is complete.
Students who left St. Gregory’s University on either academic or disciplinary suspension may not apply for re-admission until one academic year has elapsed. After this time, application may be made. The university will review the application and the grounds upon which the student left to determine if re-admission will be granted.
Students may enroll at St. Gregory’s University for purposes of personal enrichment, professional growth or transferring to another institution. Such students will be designated as unclassified students.
Unclassified students who do not plan to seek a degree at St. Gregory’s are not required to meet the admissions requirements specified for degree-seeking students. Unclassified students may earn a maximum of 12 credit hours at St. Gregory’s. Students who exceed the 12-hour limit will be required to submit all the documentation specified for degree-seeking students. To apply for admission, unclassified students must submit an official transcript of the last school attended, high school or college, to the Office of Admissions.
ADMISSION ON PROBATION
Applicants who do not meet the admission criteria stated in this catalog may be granted regular or conditional admission (probationary status). In order to be considered for admission, applicants must:
- Submit at least two recommendation forms completed by teachers, counselors, coaches, or other school official
- Write and submit a 200-500 word essay about how you will be academically successful at St. Gregory’s
- Provide any additional documentation which displays academic promise
Once items A, B and C are complete, the student will schedule a personal interview with the Director of Admissions. Following the interview, the Director of Admissions will make a recommendation to the Admissions Committee for an admission decision.
Students admitted conditionally must do the following:
- Enroll in no more than 12 credit hours (plus developmental reading, if needed) for their first term of attendance
- Achieve a minimum 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the first 12 credit hours of St. Gregory’s course work.
The above guidelines must be met in order to continue beyond the first semester at St. Gregory’s and be removed from probationary status. Failure to meet the above requirements may result in dismissal from the university.
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students attending high school may apply for concurrent enrollment if they meet the following requirements for admission:
High school seniors
Composite ACT score of 20 or higher, GPA of 2.50 or higher and ranked in upper 50% of graduating class
High school juniors
Composite ACT score of 21 or higher and GPA of 3.00
High school sophomores
Composite ACT score in the 99th percentile of their age group and GPA of 4.00
All concurrent students must have a signed Concurrent Enrollment Consent Form from the high school counselor or principal stating that they are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring of the senior year. The Concurrent Enrollment Consent Form also requires the signed consent of a parent or legal guardian. These forms may be requested from the Admissions Office by calling 405-878-5444, or by visiting Room 102 in Benedictine Hall on St. Gregory’s Shawnee campus.