Undergraduate Admission

2015 Admission Requirements for Direct-From-High School, First-Time Freshmen

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

Note: These admission requirements are for the Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms.

Please note: Adult and Transfer students should refer to the 2015 transfer admission requirements

First-time Freshmen: Includes the subcategory "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 unconditional admission, UT requires a direct-from-high school student 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.
  • Submit a minimum ACT score of 15 (740 SAT combined reading and math score) including one writing section score and a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA for direct admission to the University of Toledo.  
  • Students with an ACT score of 15 (740 SAT combined reading and math score) and 2.00 - 2.49 cumulative high school GPA are subject to a rigorous admission review prior to an admission decision.  
  • Students with a minimum ACT score of 16 (790 SAT combined reading and math score) but less than a 2.0 cumulative high school GPA will be subject to a rigorous admission review prior to an admission decision.
  • 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.

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/Chancellor 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/College 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. For direct-from-high school students, this is in addition to the official partial transcript sent with the application. For first-time freshman final acceptance and college/program placement will be offered based upon the submission of an official high school transcript (8th semester) with a stamped graduation date.

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.

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 YouCollege, 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

The Bac/M.D. program is available within the colleges of Languages, Literature, and Social Sciences; Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Communication and the Arts.

Bac/M.D. Program Recommendations:

  • 3.8 GPA and 30 ACT/1340 SAT. Contact the pre-medical advisor for details.

College of Business and Innovation

Bachelor of Business Administration programs

  • 2.8 GPA or GED average score of 510 (2002 format) or 710 (2014 format) or 25 ACT/1150 SAT

Information Technology program

  • 2.5 GPA or GED average score of 480 (2002 format) or 700 (2014 format) with Mathematical Reasoning subscore of 180; and
  • 21 ACT/990 SAT

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 or passing GED average score of 450 (2002 format) or 600 (2014 format)

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

College of Communication and the Arts

  • 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/950 SAT

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

Music Program

  • Audition required (call 419.530.2448 for an appointment)

College of Engineering

Engineering Science Programs

  • 3.0 GPA or GED average score of 510 (2002 format) or 730 (2014 format) with Mathematical Reasoning subscore of 190 and
  • 22 ACT/1030 SAT, 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 3.8 GPA and 30 ACT/1340 SAT. Contact the bioengineering adviser for details.

Engineering Technology programs

  • 2.5 GPA or GED average score of 480 (2002 format) or 700 (2014 format) with Mathematical Reasoning subscore of 180 and
  • 21 ACT/990 SAT

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

Information Technology program

  • 2.5 GPA or GED average score of 480 (2002 format) or 700 (2014 format) with Mathematical Reasoning subscore of 180 and
  • 21 ACT/990 SAT

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

College of Health Science

  • 2.8 GPA or 22 ACT/1030 SAT

Exercise Science

  • 3.0 GPA or 21 ACT/990 SAT and
  • ACT math of 20 or SAT math of 480 and
  • high school biology and chemistry with grade of C or better

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

College of Languages, Literature, and Social Sciences

  • 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/950 SAT

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

Psychology

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

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • 2.5 GPA or 20 ACT/950 SAT

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

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

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, YouCollege
 

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

All students admitted into the pre-professional program with

  • 2.5 GPA or GED average score of 450 (2002 format) or 600 (2014 format) or 20 ACT/950 SAT

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

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, 2014, a 29 ACT/1300 SAT and a 3.75 GPA in a college preparatory high school curriculum
  • Application postmarked by December 1, 2014

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

College of Social Justice and Human Service

  • 2.5 GPA or 19 ACT/910 SAT

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

Judith Herb College of Education

  • 2.7 GPA or 21 ACT/990 SAT

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

 YouCollege 

Quest Program - for undecided majors

  •  2.0 GPA or GED average score of 450 (2002 format) or 600 (2014 format) or 19 ACT/910 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: 6/26/15