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, an official copy of their high school transcript or GED certificate and an official copy of their ACT or SAT test scores.

It is recommended that First-Year students have:

  • A minimum unweighted, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.25 for all academic coursework
  • An ACT composite score of 16 or above or an SAT composite score of 880 or above

Tiffin University does not superscore standardized tests for admission purposes; however, English and Math subscores may be used for placement purposes.

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, 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
  • 20 ACT Composite score or a 1030 SAT Composite score
    • ACT Math Subscore 24 (strongly recommended for review)
    • ACT Science Subscore 24 (strongly recommended for review)
    • SAT Math Subscore 570 (strongly recommended for review)
  • High School Grades in Biology, Chemistry (must have lab) and Algebra needs to be a grade of a “B” or higher (strongly recommended for review)
  • An essay may be requested if you do not meet one or more of the above mentioned requirements