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Admission Requirements for First-Year Students

First-Year students are described as students who have no more than 11 transferable credit hours, with the exception of students who completed those credit hours while attending high school. To be considered for acceptance as a first-year student, an applicant must submit an undergraduate application for admission and an official copy of their high school transcript or GED certificate.

First-year students should have:

  • A minimum unweighted, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for all high school coursework
  • An ACT or SAT score for placement purposes. Standardized test scores may be requested for review for special consideration of acceptance (for example, if your unweighted, cumulative GPA does not meet a 2.0). However, they are not required for traditional acceptance.

Applications are reviewed and admission decisions are made immediately. Each student’s application is reviewed on an individual basis and, if more information is required, the student may be asked to provide a writing sample, an ACT or SAT score, letters of recommendation, personal interview or placement test.

Applications for students who have not met the minimum standards will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee for a decision. Students may be required to submit additional information.

Dual-degree program of Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences at Tiffin University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Pre-Licensure at Mercy College Admissions Standards

  • 3.0 cumulative, unweighted, high school GPA.
  • Review high school grades in biology, chemistry (must have lab) and math courses.
  • An essay may be requested. An essay will only be required for students that have below a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.0.