Admissions Policies and Procedures
Application for admission is your first step toward becoming a part of the Huntington University community. The application is available at www.huntington.edu/apply or by contacting the Office of Admissions for a paper application. You may contact the Office of Admissions by phone at 260-359-4000 or toll-free at 800-642-6493, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to Huntington University Admissions Office, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750.
The recommended high school program for entering students includes four years of English, two years of college preparatory mathematics, two years of science and three years of social studies, including a year of American history and a year of world history. Regular admission assumes completion of a standard college preparatory program; applicants who have completed other secondary programs will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee to discern the quality of their preparation.
You should submit an application for admission to the Office of Admissions. To apply online, please visit www.huntington.edu/apply. You should also request that your high school guidance office send an official copy of your high school transcript to the Huntington University Office of Admissions. The admission decision is not final until complete records of all high school and previous college or university work have been received. Students who have not provided complete official records of all previous post-secondary work will not be permitted to attend classes. Attendance at all previous institutions must be reported on the application; fraudulent or incomplete information about one’s previous academic record will subject the individual’s admission decision to review for possible immediate dismissal.
While Huntington University admissions is test-optional, applicants may submit standardized test scores of the College Board's Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the American College Test (ACT), or Classical Learning Test (CLT). Students who do not wish to submit test scores will be required to complete an essay with the application for consideration for admission. Test results and/or essays are considered, along with the high school record and the applicant’s appreciation for the standards and purposes of Huntington University, in determining the likelihood of success and for placement. Registration for standardized tests is through the high school guidance counselor or through the standardized test websites, and scores are sent to Huntington University at the request of the applicant. Applicants who elect not to take a standardized test and whose high school GPA is below 3.0 may be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee based on their potential to be successful as evidenced by their application materials and other relevant information.
After all application materials have been received, applicants will be notified of their status by the Office of Admissions. If the student's GPA or test scores are below the minimum acceptance levels, the student application file will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Huntington University admits students on a rolling basis throughout the school year. Students should apply at least one month prior to the beginning of the term so that all documents can be received, and the admission decision can be made prior to classes beginning. A $150 student deposit, refundable until May 1, confirms acceptance of admission and intention to enroll.
Graduation from high school with a minimum GPA of 2.3 in a college preparatory program and satisfactory test scores are required for regular admission to Huntington University. Selected students who do not meet regular admission requirements but who have at least a 2.0 GPA or rank in the upper half of their class may be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for their potential to be successful at Huntington and may be admitted with a requirement to register for the Bridge program. The Admissions Committee requires a writing sample and recommends submitting academic references for students who do not meet regular admissions requirements.
Other students not accepted for admission may be advised to attend another accredited institution to demonstrate their ability to complete post-secondary work successfully before reapplying for admission to Huntington University.
International students may be asked to provide evidence of English language proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test. International students who meet other academic requirements for admission to the University but score below 75 on the computer-based TOEFL iBT, 6.0 on the IELTS, or 100 on the Duolingo English Test may have their admission deferred until they can provide evidence of adequate English language skills.
Applicants anticipating participation in athletics must meet admission requirements to be regularly enrolled as a full-time student in good standing and, in addition, must meet NAIA requirements. In order to compete athletically, students must complete the registration process via the NAIA website at play.mynaia.org.
Applicants over the age of 25 or those who have completed a nontraditional high school program such as the GED equivalency will be considered for admission by the Admissions Committee based on their potential to be successful as evidenced by exam scores and other relevant information and life experiences.
Huntington University admits individuals of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities accorded or made available to every student and does not discriminate based on race, class, sex, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan policies, and athletic and other administrative programs.