Admission Factors

Academic and Non-Academic Factors Considered in the Admissions Process

Academic and non-academic factors which may be considered in the holistic admissions evaluation process and/or waitlist review include, but are not limited to: 

  • Overall high school GPA and academic achievement (most important consideration)
  • Grade trends or improvement over time (this item and those following are not listed in any specific order)
  • Rigor of an applicant’s high school courses relative to the rigor of the courses offered at the applicant’s high school
  • Contribution to the economic or geographic diversity of the student body
  • Family educational background
  • SAT I or ACT scores (if student is not eligible for test optional review or if the scores will be a positive contribution to the review)
  • Requirements for remedial course placement
  • Special skills or outstanding talent, achievement, or aptitude in a particular area
  • Intended major
  • Work experience or military service
  • Commitment to community and leadership