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Admissions Policies and Procedures

Application for admission is your first step toward becoming a part of the Huntington University community. The application is available at or by contacting the Office of Admissions for a paper application. You may contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 260-359-4000 or toll-free at 800-642-6493, by e-mail at, or by writing to Huntington University Admissions Office, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750.

The recommended high school program for entering students includes four years of English, two years of college preparatory mathematics, two years of science and three years of social studies, including a year of American history and a year of world history. Regular admission assumes completion of a standard college preparatory program; applicants who have completed other secondary programs will be reviewed by the admissions committee to discern the quality of their preparation.

You should submit an application for admission to the Office of Admissions along with a non-refundable application fee of $20. To apply online, please visit You should also request that your high school guidance office send an official copy of your high school transcript to the Huntington University Office of Admissions. You may take the SAT or ACT and have your scores sent to Huntington. The admission decision is not final until complete records of all high school and previous college or university work have been received. Students who have not provided complete official records of all previous post-secondary work will not be permitted to attend classes. Attendance at all previous institutions must be reported on the application; fraudulent or incomplete information about one’s previous academic record will subject the individual’s admission decision to review for possible immediate dismissal.

Your application for admission should be submitted during the fall semester of the senior year of high school. Although applications will also be received through the spring and summer months for anticipated fall enrollment, earlier applications have an advantage in financial aid awards. Campus-based financial aid is generally awarded for the following year by March 10 and awarded only as funds are available after that date.

After all application materials have been received, applicants will be notified of their status by the Office of Admissions. If the student's GPA or test scores are below the minimum acceptance levels, the student application file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Students should apply at least one month prior to the beginning of the term so that all documents can be received, and the admission decision can be made prior to classes beginning. A $150 general student deposit, refundable until May 1, confirms your acceptance of admission and intention to enroll.

Applicants may submit scores of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT). Test results are considered, along with the high school record and the applicant’s appreciation for the standards and purposes of Huntington University, in determining the likelihood of success and for placement. Registration for the SAT or ACT is through the high school guidance counselor or through the SAT or ACT websites, and scores are sent to Huntington University at the request of the applicant. Applicants who elect not to take the SAT or ACT and whose high school GPA is below 3.0 may be considered for admission by the admissions committee on the basis of their potential to be successful as evidenced by their application materials and other relevant information.

Graduation from high school with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in a college preparatory program and satisfactory test scores are required for regular admission to Huntington University. Selected students who do not meet regular admission requirements but who have at least a 2.0 GPA or rank in the upper half of their class may be reviewed by the admissions committee for their potential to be successful at Huntington and may be given admission with advised light load, advised to take SS 101, or limited load. The admissions committee requires a writing sample and recommends submitting academic references for students who do not meet regular admissions requirements.

Students admitted with an advised light load are advised not to take a heavy course load during their first semester. The director of Student Success, in collaboration with the director of the Academic Center of Excellence (for students with disclosed disabilities), Office of the Registrar, and primary advisor, guide students during their first semester. Students may also be required to take SS 101 Study Skills to provide resources for success at the college level. Students required to take SS 101 must also take EN 121L English Skills Lab (unless credit for EN 121 Academic Writing and Research has already been earned).

Students admitted on a limited load basis may not register for more than 15 credit hours during their first semester. Limited load students are automatically registered for EN 121L English Skills Lab (unless credit for EN 121 Academic Writing and Research has already been earned) and SS 101 Study Skills. Upon completing SS 101 and the first semester, if students meet the required minimum GPA, they will be in good academic standing. If students fail to meet the required GPA, they will be placed on academic probation. They must follow the probation guidelines as outlined elsewhere in the Academic Catalog. Students admitted on limited load may be eligible to compete in athletics if they meet NAIA eligibility requirements.

Other students not accepted for admission may be advised to attend another accredited institution to demonstrate their ability to complete post-secondary work successfully before reapplying for admission to Huntington University.

International students may be asked to provide evidence of English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). International students who meet other academic requirements for admission to the University but score below 75 on the computer-based TOEFL iBT or 6.0 on the IELTS may have their admission deferred until they can provide evidence of adequate English language skills.

Applicants anticipating participation in athletics must meet admission requirements to be regularly enrolled as a full-time student in good standing and, in addition, must meet NAIA requirements. In order to compete athletically, students must complete the registration process via the NAIA website at

Applicants over the age of 25 or those who have completed a nontraditional high school program such as the GED equivalency will be considered for admission by the admissions committee on the basis of their potential to be successful as evidenced by exam scores and other relevant information and life experiences.

Huntington University admits individuals of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to every student and does not discriminate on the basis of race, class, sex or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan policies and athletic and other administrative programs.