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Admission Requirements

Learn about what is required to continue your education at The University of Toledo.

2018-2019 Admission Requirements for Adult and Transfer Students

Note: These admission requirements are for the Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 terms.

Adult Students: first time freshmen who have been out of high school one semester and never taken college courses at another university since high school graduation, students who are military or veteran, or students with a GED.  Students who enroll the fall semester after their high school graduation and took college courses during high school or the summer immediately following graduation are considered traditional first-time freshman (please see the direct-from-high school pages).

For unconditional admission, UT requires adult students 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) for 2014 graduates and beyond, 
           and only 3 years of math needed for graduates prior to 2014
           3 years/units of natural science
           3 years/units of social science
  • Submit a high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; in this case, no ACT/SAT scores will be needed.
  • Students who are 25 years of age or older, or a current member of the U.S. military or veterans are admitted regardless of GPA; no ACT/SAT scores will be needed. 
  • Students who do not fall into either of these categories and have a high school cumulative GPA under 2.0 must submit a minimum 15 ACT (720-760 SAT, if taken before March 2016.  Or a 810-850 SAT, if taken March 2016 or after).  If a student does not meet this requirement, they may submit an appeal form that delineates their college readiness.  The appeal will be reviewed by a committee.  Appeal forms should be submitted as soon as possible, with a final deadline of August 1.
  • 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 student in courses

High School Transcripts: All students (excluding GED holders) must send an official high school transcript, complete with a stamped graduation date, to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

National Student Clearinghouse: The University of Toledo will complete a check of the NSC on all adult applications.  We will verify if any institutions were previously attended and, if needed, edit your application to show any institutions not listed.  Official transcripts from these institutions would be required for admission.

GED Holder Requirements:  The above ACT/SAT requirements do not apply to GED holders.  However, many of our academic colleges require ACT/SAT scores for direct admission into a program.  Students utilizing the GED must submit an official copy of their GED (General Education Development) diploma and scores.  You can obtain a copy of your GED from the Department of Education in the state where you took the GED test.


Adult Admission Standards:


Adult students over the age of 25 can be admitted to the university without official ACT or SAT test scores.  However, most colleges do require test scores for direct admission into their programs.  Students who do not meet these requirements will be admitted to University College.

Adult students under the age of 25 who do not meet the requirements below will be admitted into University College: Department of Exploratory Studies.

*The SAT test was redesigned and scores were changed as of March 2016.  In the requirements below OLD SAT refers to tests taken prior to March of 2016; NEW SAT refers to tests taken March 2016 or after*

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/1130 old SAT/1200 new SAT

College of Arts and Letters

2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/940 old SAT/1020 new SAT

Psychology: students are admitted to pre-psychology unless they have 30 semester hours of earned college credit

Music Program
: audition required (call 419.530.2448 for an appointment)

College of Business and Innovation

Bachelor of Business Administration programs
Students 25 years of age or older or military or veteran status: 2.4 GPA
Students under the age of 25: 2.8 GPA

Information Technology program
2.5 GPA and
21 ACT/980 old SAT/1060 new SAT and
20 ACT/480 old SAT/510 new SAT mathematics sub-score
     
Associate Degree Programs
2.0 GPA or 18 ACT/860 old SAT/940 new SAT

Judith Herb College of Education

2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/980 old SAT/1060 new SAT

College of Engineering

Engineering Science programs
3.0 GPA and
22 ACT/1020 old SAT/1100 new SAT and
22 ACT/520 old SAT/550 new SAT mathematics sub-score and
High School Chemistry and
4 years of High School Math, including pre-calc or trig

Engineering Technology programs
2.5 GPA and
21 ACT/980 old SAT/1060 new SAT and
20 ACT/480 old SAT/510 new SAT mathematics sub-score
      
Information Technology program
2.5 GPA and
21 ACT/980 old SAT/1060 new SAT and
20 ACT/480 old SAT/510 new SAT mathematics sub-score

College of Health and Human Services

      Any but those listed below
      2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/980 old SAT/1060 new SAT

      Exercise Science
      3.0 GPA or 21 ACT/980 old SAT/1060 new SAT and
      20 ACT/480 old SAT/510 new SAT mathematics sub-score and
      High School Biology and Chemistry of 'C' or better

     Criminal Justice, Nurse Paralegal Certificate, Paralegal Studies, Social Work and Undecided
     2.5 GPA or 19 ACT/900 old SAT/980 new SAT

College of Natural Science and Mathematics

       2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/940 old SAT/1020 new SAT
      
       B.S. in Biology (Department of Biological Sciences)
        2.75 GPA and 15 ACT/720 old SAT/810 new SAT
        Students not meeting the BS in Biology minimum GPA requirement but meeting the college requirements will be
        admitted to the college as B.A. in Biology

College of Nursing

      All students admitted into pre-nursing BSN with:

      2.75 GPA and 19 ACT/900 old SAT/980 new SAT
      Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence 

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

      Students are admitted into pre-pharmacy with:

      2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/940 old SAT/1020 new SAT
      Upon completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence

      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:     

    61 TOEFL iBT Total for Spring 2018
    71 TOEFL iBT Total starting Summer 2018

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

University College

      Department of Exploratory Studies - Undecided Majors
      2.0 GPA or 18 ACT/860 old SAT/940 new SAT/or no scores

      Adult Students who are 25 years of age or older or military/veteran:

      Liberal Studies
      2.0 GPA or 19 ACT/900 old SAT/980 new SAT/or no scores

      Associate of Arts in General Studies 
      2.0 GPA or 18 ACT/860 old SAT/940 new SAT/or no scores

      Adult Students who are under the age of 25 and not military/veteran:

      Quest (undecided)
      2.0 GPA or 19 ACT/900 old SAT/980 new SAT

      Associate of Arts in General Studies
      2.0 GPA or 19 ACT/900 old SAT/980 new SAT

*A student who is undecided about their college and major will be admitted into the Department of Exploratory Studies. A student who is working on the requirements and/or prerequisites to get into the college and major of their choice will be admitted into the Department of Exploratory Studies.

Transfer Students: Students with college credits taken fall semester of the year they graduated from high school or later. Students who took college courses during high school or the summer immediately following graduation are considered traditional first-time freshmen (please see direct-from-high school pages).

Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended are required for admission to The University of Toledo.

Transfer students with a minimum higher education GPA of 2.0, for all work taken, who do not meet college/program admission requirements below will be admitted to University College: Department of Exploratory Studies.

New Transfer: A student who has previously attended another institution and is looking to transfer to UT for the first time.

Transfer Re-Admits: students who attended UT, then attended another institution, and are coming back to UT.  If your higher education GPA is under a 2.0, your file will be reviewed before you are re-admitted to UT. 

Conditional Admits: transfer student with a cumulative higher education GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a one term conditional basis to University College: Department of Exploratory Studies. Your first semester GPA at UT must be at least a 2.0 to remain at UT. A completed application and all official transcripts must be received 10 days prior to the start of the term.

Guest Students
: students who are attending another institution and take classes at UT to transfer back to their home institution.  Students are only allowed to attend for one semester at a time.  UT needs proof of good academic standing from the home institution and student must be able to provide proof of any prerequisites taken for courses they intend to take at UT.  Visit http://www.utoledo.edu/admission/guests.html for more information and to apply.

Placement Tests: Based on a student’s major and previous college coursework, you may be required to take placement tests.

National Student Clearinghouse: The University of Toledo will complete a check of the NSC on all transfer applications.  We will verify previous institutions attended, and if needed, edit your application to show any institutions not listed. 

Suspension/Dismissal Policy: If a student has been suspended or dismissed from another institution, they will be required to provide additional documentation to UT.  We will honor an academic suspension from another school up to one year.  A student will not be able to attend classes at UT until that year of academic suspension has completed.  Students suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


Transfer Admission Standards:

In the following list, the GPA requirement is based upon the higher education GPA (total reflecting all college work).


Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Vet concentration Requirements:
      3.0 GPA

College of Arts and Letters

      Any major but Psychology
      2.0
GPA

      Psychology
     
2.5 GPA and 30 semester hours of college credit
      Students will be admitted to pre-psychology until they have earned 30 total semester hours of college credit and a 2.5 GPA


      Music: Audition required (call 419.530.2448 for an appointment)

College of Business and Innovation

Bachelor of Business Administration programs
2.4 GPA
2.75 Higher Education GPA for accounting majors
  -2.75 GPA in accounting principle courses with no grade below C

Bachelor of Applied Organizational Technology program
2.25 GPA and
Applied or technical associate degree earned from a regionally accredited institution

Information Technology program
2.25 GPA

       Applied Organizational Technology Associate Degree programs
       2.0 GPA

Judith Herb College of Education

     
GPA requirements based on transfer hours:
      0-29.9 Semester Hours= 2.3 GPA
      30-59.9 Semester Hours= 2.5 GPA
      60+ Semester Hours= 2.7 GPA (overall and in chosen major)

College of Engineering
      Transfer students cannot be admitted as undecided within Engineering

       Engineering Science programs
       2.75 GPA and
       "C" or better in college calculus equivalent to MATH 1850 and general chemistry equivalent to CHEM 1230

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

       Engineering Technology programs
       2.0 GPA

Information Technology program
2.25 GPA

College of Health and Human Services

       Any but those listed below
       2.7 GPA

      Criminal Justice, Nurse Paralegal Certificate, Paralegal Studies, Social Work, and Undecided
      0-29.9 semester hours = 2.2 GPA
      30-59.9 semester hours = 2.4 GPA
      60+ semester hours = 2.5 GPA

      Certificate for Health Information Administration
      2.7 GPA and
      Bachelor's Degree with the following courses - medical terminology, pathophysiology, statistics, anatomy, and physiology 1&2
     
College of Natural Science and Mathematics

2.0 GPA 

College of Nursing

All students admitted into pre-nursing BSN with:
2.75 GPA and
12 graded semester hours or 18 graded quarter hours
Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence.

      All RN-BSN students admitted into pre-nursing with:
      2.5 GPA and
      Active, unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse
      RN graduates from diploma or non-accredited nursing programs are required to submit a portfolio with application to nursing
      major
      Upon completion of the pre-nursing curriculum there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence.
  
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Students are admitted into pre-pharmacy with:
2.7 GPA
Upon completion of the pre-pharmacy curriculum there is a competitive admission process for the professional sequence

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:

61 TOEFL iBT Total for Spring 2018
71 TOEFL iBT Total starting Summer 2018

Students who are not Ohio residents and/or have completed course work at a non-Ohio institution will be considered on an individual basis. Such applicants with below 3.0 are rarely considered.

Students are encouraged to apply for fall semester although spring and summer admission is also permitted based on the applicant's needs. It is recommended that application materials be received no later than May 1 for admission, and at least six weeks prior to the start of classes for spring or summer admission. 

University College

      Liberal Studies
      2.0 GPA
      25 years of age or older or military/veteran status

      Individualized Programs
      2.0 GPA and
      20 semester hours/30 quarter hours of earned college credit

      Professional Studies
      2.0 GPA and
      Earned associate degree or completion of 60 semester hours of credit or permission of college

      Associate of Arts in General Studies 
      2.0 GPA
   
      Department of Exploratory Studies: Undecided Majors
      2.0 GPA
      25 years of age or older or military/veteran status

      Department of Exploratory Studies: Quest for undecided students
      2.0 GPA
      Under the age of 25 and not military/veteran status

Transfer students who have a specific college preference but are undecided on a major within that college may apply as undeclared to that college.  However the College of Engineering does not accept undecided transfer students, and they will be admitted into University College: Department of Exploratory Studies.  Students who are undecided on their college and major will be admitted into the Department of Exploratory Studies. 


 

Last Updated: 10/30/17