Steps in the Admissions Procedure for Traditional Programs
To gain admission to Faulkner University, applicants must have on file the following:
Students may apply on-line or request a paper application.
All applications must be accompanied by a $25 application fee (non-refundable).
Applicants must request that official copies of their high school transcripts be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Transfer students must also have official transcripts sent by the registrar of each college/university previously attended.
ACT, SAT and CLT scores
Applicants are encouraged to submit ACT, SAT, or CLT scores. In some instances, scores are not required, but are preferred. Test scores are mandatory for certain scholarship opportunities.
Please refer to the General Admissions section for information regarding test score use in the admissions process or contact your Admissions Counselor for more information.
To reserve your space in the incoming class, a $200 tuition deposit is required. Deposits are not refundable after May 1.
Regular admission to baccalaureate (four-year) programs is granted to qualified high school graduates. For 2024, multiple paths are available under which an applicant may receive admission. Applicants must satisfy at least one of the points below for unconditional admission.
ACT composite score greater than or equal to 18
High School GPA greater than or equal to 3.5
- High School GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 AND an ACT English subscore of 16 or greater OR a placement test score into English Comp I (EH 1301)
*All applicants who do not have an ACT/SAT must take the placement test to place them into appropriate classes
Applicants who do not meet one of these requirements will be considered for conditional admission.
A qualified high school graduate is one who has completed a minimum of 15 units (three in English; nine in such academic subject areas as mathematics, science, social science and foreign language; and the remaining three in other courses) with at least a “C” average.
Applicants who have not completed high school may be admitted on the basis of the General Education Development Test (GED). Applicants who have passed the GED examination should contact Admissions for more information.
Superscoring will again be utilized in 2024. For example, if an applicant has taken the ACT three times, the highest subscores from each test will be utilized to create the best possible composite score. Admissions counselors are happy to assist in the calculating of superscores.
All students who apply to Faulkner University must be of good character and must be willing to respect and uphold the values and ideals of the University, including conforming to its code of conduct. Faulkner reserves the right to deny admission to anyone whose previous actions could be interpreted to mean they are not of good character or that they will not respect and uphold the values and ideals of the University, including its code of conduct. Faulkner also reserves the right to deny admission to those who, in its sole judgment, may pose a threat to the safety or well-being of the campus community or whose admission creates the risk of disrupting the educational and spiritual atmosphere the University is endeavoring to create. Faulkner University also reserves the right to revoke the admission of anyone who has either misrepresented or failed to fully disclose facts which would have a bearing on these issues.
Prospective students and their parents are invited and encouraged to visit the campus. Campus tours, class visitations, and conferences with professors may be arranged at the convenience of visitors.
The Admissions Office for traditional programs is open weekdays 8:00 – 5:00 and at other times by appointment. For further information concerning admission to Faulkner University, contact the Admissions Office:
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3398
1-800-879-9816, ext. 7200
Individuals who do not meet general admission requirements, but who are judged to have potential for success may be approved for conditional admission. An individual interested in admission as a conditionally admitted student should contact the Admissions Office.
Students seeking conditional admission are highly encouraged to submit two letters of recommendation. Reference forms are included in the paper admissions packet, or you can download reference forms here. The reference forms should be completed by a non-family member and returned to the university.
Individuals who fulfill high school requirements through home schooling must satisfy all admission standards set by the University, i.e., ACT/SAT scores, high school units, and other set admission standards.
Qualified high school students may enroll in approved university classes, concurrently with their high school enrollment. To qualify, a student must be at least a high school sophomore, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or an ACT composite score of 22, and must submit a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, principal, or home school covering leader.
View more information about dual enrollment.
Faulkner University admits students who wish to transfer from other accredited Colleges and Universities. The transfer applicant must not be under suspension for any reason from another College. Official transcripts from all schools attended, including high school, must be received directly from the institution by Faulkner University. Copies of transcripts issued to students are not acceptable.
Specific information of the transfer of credits may be found in the Transfer Credit section of the undergraduate catalog. Prospective transferees should contact the Admissions Office for assistance in facilitating a smooth transfer.
Applicants who have completed the A.A. or A.S. degree from a junior or community college accredited by the college division of a regional accrediting body such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), are considered to have satisfied the core curriculum requirements if satisfactory scores are achieved on English/Math proficiency exams of Faulkner University. Certain majors, however, may be required to take additional core curriculum courses.
Transient status is available to students regularly enrolled, in good standing, at other colleges and universities who desire to attend Faulkner University for one term. A transient student application may be obtained from the Registrar’s Office of the institution in which the student is regularly enrolled.
This form must state that the student is in good standing and has permission from the other school to study as a transient student at Faulkner.
Individuals who do not wish to work toward a degree from Faulkner University, or who wish to take courses on a non-credit basis, may apply for admission as special students. It is possible for one to apply and be admitted to a degree program after a period of enrollment as a special student, but work done for non-credit will not normally be accepted for credit. Arrangements must be approved by the Vice President for Academics or the Registrar to receive credit.
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