Eligibility-Gateway Program

Entrance into The University of Findlay requires an earned diploma from an accredited high school in a college preparatory course of study or a GED certificate. The faculty recommends four units of English, three units of mathematics, three units of social studies (including one in history), two units of science, and two units of foreign language.

The following criteria are used as standards for first-time student admission as well as for students with fewer than 12 hours of post-secondary credit:

  • High school grades (minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average) and class rank;
  • American College Test (ACT) (minimum 17 composite ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) (minimum 820 composite SAT) scores;
  • Academic Letter of Recommendation from the student's high school guidance counselor;
  • A graded writing sample of previous academic work;
  • Other indicators of academic and personal success (character, study habits, personality, etc.).
Certain programs (e.g., environmental, safety, and occupational health management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and majors within the Department of Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Studies) may require additional criteria.