Undergraduate Admission

Admission Requirements for Direct-From-High School, First-Time Freshmen
Fall 2021

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 UToledo 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 UToledo 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 UToledo, 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

Required for Unconditional Direct Admission:

  • 15 ACT/830-870 SAT and a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • 16 ACT/880-910 SAT and above with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • 3.0 GPA minimum for test-optional applicants

Subject to Review:

  • Under a 15 ACT or 830-870 SAT and a 2.75 GPA or above
  • 15 ACT or 830-870 SAT and a 2.0-2.49 GPA
  • 16 ACT or 889-910 SAT and above, but less than a 2.0 GPA
  • Test-optional applicants between 2.0 and 2.99 GPA

Test-optional Admission Policy:

UToledo has developed a test-optional application policy for Fall 2020. Get more information on our test-optional landing page.


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.

UToledo's code for test score submissions:  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.

High School Transcripts

All students (excluding GED holders) are encouraged to send an official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the time of application. If you apply with a self-reported GPA you must submit an official high school transcript for merit scholarship consideration, and we encourage you to do that by December 1.  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.

Home-Schooled 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 UToledo by August 1. At this time, home school students must apply with ACT and/or SAT scores.

College/Program Admission Standards

UToledo colleges and programs have specific admission criteria. Some students admissible to the university but not to their applied major will be admitted to Exploratory Studies or a pre-major in their applied college. Academic advisors in these programs will assist you in gaining admission to your major of choice. In the information below, 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. UToledo does superscore the ACT and SAT when reviewing an applicants eligibility for admission in their applied major.

Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Pre-Dent, Pre-Vet Concentrations Information:

Students can choose to be in any major with a concentration of pre-medical, pre-law, pre-veterinary, or pre-dental.

Bacc2MD Pathway Program Requirements:

3.5 GPA and 28 ACT/1300 SAT.

The Bacc2MD Pathway Program is available for any Bachelor's Degree program in the Colleges of Arts & Letters and Natural Sciences and Mathematics; as well as the Bio-Engineering program.  Students must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

*Students interested in the Bacc2MD pathway are required to submit ACT or SAT scores.

For questions or additional information connect with the Pre-Health Advising Center by email (prehealthadvising@utoledo.edu).


College of Arts & Letters

Required for Unconditional Direct Admission:

  • 15 ACT/830-870 SAT and a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • 16 ACT/880-910 SAT and above with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum GPA requirements for test-optional applicants are determined by academic college, and the information is represented below.

Subject to Review:

  • Under a 15 ACT or 830-870 SAT and a 2.75 GPA or above
  • 15 ACT or 830-870 SAT and a 2.0-2.49 GPA
  • 16 ACT or 889-910 SAT and above, but less than a 2.0 GPA
  • Some test-optional applicants between 2.0 and 2.99 GPA

Psychology

The psychology program requires students complete a minimum of 4 psychology classes (including Psychology 1010) with a psychology-specific major GPA of 2.5 to move from pre-psychology to psychology.

Music Program

Audition required (call 419.530.2448 for an appointment)


College of Business and Innovation

Bachelor of Business Administration programs

  • Applying test-optional: 2.8 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.8 GPA or 25 ACT/1200 SAT

Applied Organizational Technology Associate Degree programs

  • Applying test-optional: 2.0 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.0 GPA or 18 ACT/960 SAT

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


College of Engineering

Test-Optional:

Students with a 3.5 GPA will automatically be considered for admission to the engineering major of their choice upon holistic review.

Students with a 3.0 GPA will automatically be considered for admission to the College of Engineering, with further consideration made on a case-by-case basis by holistic review for admission to the engineering major of choice.

Test Scores Provided:

Engineering Science

  • Applying with test scores: 3.0 GPA, 22 ACT or 1100 SAT composite, 22 ACT or 550 SAT mathematics subscore, 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 admission to one of our engineering technology majors.)

 

Engineering Technology

  • 2.5 GPA, 21 ACT or 1060 SAT, 20 ACT or 510 SAT mathematics subscore

(Students not meeting these requirements will be reviewed for Exploratory Studies.)


College of Health and Human Services

Students can opt to send us their ACT, SAT, or both, but they are not required to do so.

  • For students in the following majors (Criminal Justice, Nurse Paralegal Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, Pre-Social Work, Undecided):
    • Applicants with a 2.5 HS GPA are admitted to their applied program without an ACT or SAT
    • Applicants whose HS GPA is in the 2.0 – 2.49 range and who submit a qualifying ACT/SAT (19 ACT or a 990 SAT) are admitted to their applied program.
    • Applicants with less than a 2.5 HS GPA and no qualifying ACT/SAT score are admitted to Exploratory Studies.
  • For any HHS Program not listed above (Exercise Science, Health Care Administration, Health Information Adminstration, Speech Language Pathology, Recreation Therapy, Pre-Respiratory Care, Public Health):
    • Applicants with a 2.7 HS GPA are admitted to their applied program without an ACT or SAT
    • Applicants  whose HS GPA is in the 2.0 – 2.69 range and who submit a qualifying ACT/SAT (21 ACT or a 1060 SAT) are admitted to their applied program.
    • Applicants with less than a 2.7 HS GPA and no qualifying ACT/SAT score are admitted to Exploratory Studies

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • Applying test-optional: 2.75 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.75 GPA or 21 ACT/1060 SAT

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

BS in Biology (Department of Biological Sciences)

  • Applying test-optional: 2.75 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.75 GPA and 21 ACT/1060 SAT; students meeting the college requirements, but not meeting the BS in Biology requirements will be admitted to the BA in Biology.

College of Nursing

UToledo’s College of Nursing will offer direct admission into the competitive program of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Requirements include:

  • 3.6 GPA and 23 ACT/1130 SAT
  • 3.8 GPA for test-optional applicants

Students will then need to maintain a 3.5 higher education GPA (once at UToledo) in order to maintain their guaranteed seat in the program.

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

  • 2.75 GPA and 19 ACT/990 SAT and above
  • 3.0 GPA for test-optional applicants

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 are admitted into the pre-professional program with

  • Applying test-optional: 2.5 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/1030 SAT
  • 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:

 71 TOEFL iBT Total starting Summer 2018 semester

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 for contingent admission, an applicant must have a required 3.50 cumulative high school GPA, as well as an admission and contingent admission application on file by Dec. 1 (priority date) or Jan 1. (final date). If the aforementioned requirements are met, an applicant will be offered a phone interview.

Judith Herb College of Education

  • Applying test-optional: 2.7 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/1060 SAT

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

  • Applying test-optional: 2.0 GPA
  • Applying with test scores: 2.0 GPA or 19 ACT/990 SAT

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: 9/9/20