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Admission Requirements for Direct-From-High School, First-Time Freshmen
Summer 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018 Terms

Here are the overall requirements for you as a direct-from-high-school student, as well as requirements specific to your major/college.

First-time Freshmen: Includes the subcategory of "direct-from-high school" students, which are those who will be attending UT the summer or fall immediately following their high school graduation. Students who have been enrolled in post-secondary, dual enrollment or Tech Prep while in high school are considered direct-from-high school students. Students who took college courses during the summer immediately following high school graduation and are enrolled at UT the following fall are also considered direct-from-high school students.

Other subcategories of first-time freshman students include adult students (those who have never attended college other than during high school) and GED holders who have never attended college.  Please see the Adult/Transfer pages.

Direct-From-High School Requirements

For admission to UT, a direct-from-high school student is required to:

  • Complete minimum college preparatory curriculum course work:
    -4 years/units of English
    -4 years/units of math (including algebra I and II and geometry or equivalent)
    -3 years/units of natural science
    -3 years/units of social science
  • Pass all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test (applies to in-state students only) or show proof of having met all high school graduation requirements.

Required for Unconditional Direct Admission:

  • 15 ACT/740-780 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 830-860 SAT (taken after March 2016) and a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • 16 ACT/790 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 870 SAT (taken after March 2016) and above with a minimum 2.0 GPA

Subject to Review:

  • 15 ACT/740-780 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 830-860 SAT (taken after March 2016) and a 2.0-2.49 GPA
  • 16 ACT/790 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 870 SAT (taken after March 2016) and above but less than a 2.0 GPA


Based upon a student's major and the ACT or SAT score, students may be required to take placement tests, which will assist in placing students into courses.

UT's code for test score submission, if not on an official high school transcript is:  ACT:  3344    SAT:  1845

If a student does not meet one or more of these requirements, they may submit an appeal form that delineates their college readiness. The appeal will be reviewed by an admission committee. Appeal forms should be submitted online as soon as possible, with a final deadline of August 1.

Note: No direct-from-high school student will be admitted to the University after classes have started except with the approval of the Provost or their designee.

There will be an admission cutoff date of July 31 for all direct-from-high school students applying with below a 2.0 GPA and below a 19 ACT (910 SAT combined reading and math score) for receipt of all admission materials. Students applying after July 31 may be deferred to spring semester.

High School Transcripts

All students (excluding GED holders) must send an official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the time of application.  In addition, students will need to submit an official final high school transcript, complete with a stamped graduation date, to the Office of Undergraduate Admission upon graduating from high school. For first-time freshman final acceptance and college/program placement will be offered based upon the submission of an official final high school transcript (8th semester) with a stamped graduation date.

  • Final high school transcripts can be sent to:  The University of Toledo, Office of Undergraduate Admission, Mail Stop 306, 2801 West Bancroft St., Toledo, OH  43606.

Home School Students

Home school students are required to submit an official, signed and dated transcript detailing courses taken (and those in progress), related grades and official ACT and/or SAT scores.  In addition, for diplomas issued to Ohio students after July 1, 2015, a diploma with the language set forth in Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 3313.6110 or the official letter of excuse issued by the district superintendent for the student's final year of home education must be submitted to UT by August 1.

College/Program Admission Standards

UT colleges and programs have specific admission criteria that must be met. Programs may have additional criteria not listed here; please check the program's Web site for the most complete information. Admitted students who do not meet the specific college/program requirements will be offered admission to other programs, such as the Center for Exploratory Studies , which will assist students in gaining admission. In the following chart, GPA requirements are based on final cumulative (8th semester) GPA, not semester GPA; the ACT score refers to a composite score; and the SAT score is a combined reading and math score.


Note for students interested in pre-professional programs: Students can choose to be in any major with a concentration of pre-medical, pre-law, pre-veterinary, or pre-dental. 

Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Vet Concentrations Requirements:

  • 3.2 GPA and 25 ACT/1150 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1220 SAT (taken after March 2016)

The Bac/M.D. program is available within the Colleges of Arts & Letters and Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Bac/M.D. Program Recommendations:

  • 3.5 GPA and 28 ACT/1260 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1320 SAT (taken after March 2016). Contact the pre-medical advisor for details.

College of Arts & Letters

  • 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/950 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1030 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies.

Psychology

Students will be admitted to pre-psychology until they earn 30 credit hours and a 2.5 GPA

Music Program

Audition required (call 419.530.2448 for an appointment)


College of Business and Innovation

Bachelor of Business Administration programs

  • 2.8 GPA  or 25 ACT/1150 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1220 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Information Technology program

  • 2.5 GPA; and
  • 21 ACT/990 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1070 SAT (taken after March 2016) ; and
  • 20 ACT/480 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 510 SAT (taken after March 2015) mathematics sub-score

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted into an associate’s degree in the College of Business and Innovation. Upon meeting a 2.4 UT college GPA, students are permitted to transfer into the programs of their choice.

Applied Organizational Technology Associate Degree programs

  • 2.0 GPA or 18 ACT/870 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 950 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies. 


 College of Engineering

Engineering Science Programs

  • 3.0 GPA;  and
  • 22 ACT/1030 SAT(taken prior to March 2016) or 1110 SAT (taken after March 2016); and
  • 22 ACT/520 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 550 SAT (taken after March 2016) mathematics subscore; and
  • 4 years of high school math (fourth-year emphasis on trigonometry or pre-calculus) and high school chemistry; high school physics is strongly recommended

Students not meeting these requirements will be reviewed for the Engineering Technology programs.

Bioengineering B.S./M.D. program

  • Recommended 3.5 GPA and 28 ACT/1260 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1320 SAT (taken after March 2016). Contact the bioengineering adviser for details.

Engineering Technology programs

  • 2.5 GPA ; and
  • 21 ACT/990 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1070 SAT (taken after March 2016); and
  • 20 ACT/480 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 510 SAT (taken after March 2016) mathematics subscore

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies.

Information Technology program

  • 2.5 GPA and
  • 21 ACT/990 SAT(taken prior to March 2016) or 1070 SAT (taken after March 2016); and
  • 20 ACT/480 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 510 SAT (taken after March 2016) mathematics subscore

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies. 


College of Health and Human Services

For all programs not listed below:

  • 2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/990 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1070 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Exercise Science

  • 3.0 GPA or 21 ACT/990 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1070 SAT (taken after March 2016) and
  • 20 ACT/480 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 510 SAT (taken after March 2016) mathematics subscore
  • high school biology and chemistry with grade of C or better

Criminal Justice, Nurse Paralegal Certificate, Paralegal Studies, Social Work, and Undecided

  • 2.5 GPA or 19 ACT/910 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 990 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies. 


College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/950 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1030 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies.

BS in Biology (Department of Biological Sciences)

  • 2.75 GPA
  • Students not meeting the BS in Biology minimum GPA requirement but meeting the college requirements will be admitted to the BA in Biology. 

College of Nursing

All students admitted into the pre-nursing BSN curriculum with:

  • 2.75 GPA and 19 ACT/910 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 990 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum, there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence.

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies.
 


College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

All students admitted into the pre-professional program with

  • 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/950 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1030 SAT (taken after March 2016)
  • Beginning with the Fall 2016 catalog year, all international students, regardless of graduating from a U.S. high school, and students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and did not graduate from a U.S. high school are required to submit an internet-based TOEFL with the following minimum criteria prior to admission into the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences:

1) A minimum total score of 80 iBT AND

2) A minimum score of 18 in each of the four sub-categories of the iBT (reading, listening, speaking, and writing)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies.

Contingent admission to the Professional Division is available on a competitive basis. To be considered, the following must be completed in the year proceeding fall admission:

  • Achieve and report by December 1, 2016, a 29 ACT/1300 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1360 SAT (taken after March 2016) and a 3.75 GPA in a college preparatory high school curriculum
  • Application submitted by December 1, 2016

 Additional materials will be requested. Final notification of contingent admission status will occur in mid-January.


Judith Herb College of Education

  • 2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/990 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 1070 SAT (taken after March 2016)

Students not meeting these requirements will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies. 


University College: Department of  Exploratory Studies

Quest Program - for undecided majors

  • 2.0 GPA or 19 ACT/910 SAT (taken prior to March 2016) or 990 SAT (taken after March 2016)

A student who has a specific college preference but is undecided on a major within that college may apply as undeclared to that college. Students who are undecided about their college and major will be admitted into the QUEST program.

 

Last Updated: 11/16/16