First-Time Student Application Checklist
Required Information for First Time Students (U.S. citizen or permanent resident)
A first-time student is defined as one who will begin coursework following graduation from high school, regardless of dual enrollment credit earned.
- Completed application and $50 fee
- Official High School Transcripts or GED scores. The transcript or GED scores must submitted directly to us by the issuing institution.
- ACT and/or SAT scores are optional, but strongly encouraged for scholarship consideration
- Admission essay. While an essay is not required for admission, it may help us to assess your qualifications. You may include an essay when you submit your application package.
- Resume: Though not required, we appreciate your academic and extra-curricular activities to be summarized in a resume format to include accomplishments, activities, awards, honors, employment, etc.
- Letters of recommendation. We suggest you submit two letters of recommendation. You may use this form that we’ve developed for the convenience of your recommenders, written letters of recommendation submitted by your references are also acceptable.
- Flight students must also submit a copy of their FAA medical certificate before they may be enrolled in flight classes. Although these medical certifications are not required to be admitted to the University, we highly recommend that you secure your medical certificate and submit it directly to the admissions office before you arrive on campus. View the Pre-Flight Checklist here for more.
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems students must present proof of US citizenship before they may register for UAS coursework.
Before you enroll:
- Advanced Standing/Transfer Credit: Course work you’ve completed via Dual Enrollment, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) may be eligible for transfer credit. In order for credit to be awarded, tests scores must be submitted to us from the testing agency and official college transcripts with final grades posted must be sent to us directly from the college for evaluation.
- We’ll need a copy of your official final high school transcript reflecting graduation.
Your Admissions Counselor is available to assist throughout the process, so be in touch.
More details on the enrollment process can be found on the Admissions website in the Applied Students section.