UC holds a list of freshman admission criteria based upon a combination of high school grade point average and ACT or SAT scores to ensure that our incoming students are ready for our engaging curriculum.
A student applying for general freshman admission may submit an application any time after the completion of six semesters of high school. Admission requirements are:
*Results of the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) are required of those who graduated from high school (or would have graduated, for those who earned a GED) within five years of the time of application. These tests are also required for all students seeking admission to a health sciences program, and they may be requested of others. The writing sample sections of the ACT and SAT will not be used to determine admission status, but may be used to determine placement.
**Classes in English, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and foreign languages are considered by the University of Charleston to be academic courses. Applicants accepted by the University of Charleston must submit proof of graduation to the University's Office of
Admissions before they will be allowed to enroll.
The University of Charleston makes every effort to accommodate the special circumstances of home school students during the admissions process. Minimum admission requirements include:
The University of Charleston reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission when the admitted student’s behaviors do not meet the University’s expectations and requirements for students. See student handbook for conduct standards.
The Office of Admissions reserves the right to deny general admission or request additional application materials for applicants whose scores fall below the stated minimums.