Admission Requirements for High School Students

We evaluate applications from high school students, whether from traditional schools or homeschools, based on a range of criteria, including:

  • curriculum and grades.
  • standardized test scores (ACT or SAT for example).
  • recommendations from counselors, teachers, or others that can attest to academic ability.
  • other factors including extracurricular activities, community involvement, and life circumstances.

Although admitted students’ profiles look very different, we generally expect to see that applicants have undertaken a serious course of study in high school. Most admitted students have satisfactorily completed or are on track to complete:

  • eight credits in composition and literature.
  • two credits in social studies.
  • four credits in mathematics.
  • four credits in science.
  • two credits in a foreign language (not required, but recommended).

Applicants must have successfully completed six semesters of high school and be on track to graduate in order to apply.

At the discretion of individual departments, Marian University does award credit and advanced placement based on successful performance in programs such as:

Please note that acceptance to Marian University does not guarantee acceptance into particular courses of study. Some programs, including nursingeducation, and engineering, have additional admission requirements.

Find out more about the application process for high school students.

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