You’ve taken the first step toward a better future supported by continued education. And, Faulkner University is excited to join you in this new journey. You will benefit from our intensive focus on academic excellence and spiritual commitment, which, when combined, translate into a meaningful and quality education experience.


Faulkner University admits students of high character who possess the willingness to respect and uphold the values and ideals of our university. We reserve the right to deny admission to applicants whose previous actions could be interpreted to mean that they are not of high character or that they will not respect and uphold the values and ideals of the university. All applicants who qualify for admission to our online education programs are accepted without regard to race, religion, gender, handicap or nation of origin.

Our Admissions Process

Step One: Complete an online application. Our online application is as convenient as our online classes. It’s simple and it’s free!

Step Two: Send your official transcripts. Request transcripts from all previously attended schools be sent to Faulkner University.

Step Three: Determine the amount of credits that you can transfer. Academic credits earned at a regionally accredited college or university can be applied to your Faulkner degree. Speak with an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Step Four: Financial Aid. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal student aid, which includes Pell grants and loans. Visit our FAFSA page for more information and use the code 001003 when completing the form online.

Step Five: Research other funding methods. There are many ways to help pay for your education. For instance, many employers offer tuition reimbursement or private loans. Visit our financial aid page to learn more.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission vary by online education program. Click on a specific program page for detailed admission information, including student requirements for entry.

Online Undergraduate Associate Degrees

Online Graduate/Master’s Degrees

Online Ph.D Programs

Undergraduate Transfer Students

Faulkner University has a fair policy for transferring academic credit earned at a regionally accredited college or university. Conditions for transferring credits include the following:

  • Official transcripts from all schools previously attended.
  • Transfer credits will be given accordingly:
    • A transferred course that is equivalent to a course in the student’s curriculum at Faulkner will satisfy the equivalent degree requirement.
    • Other transfer credits may appear on Faulkner’s transcript, even though they do not satisfy specific degree requirements.
  • Students must have earned a “D” or better for any transferred course, except as follows:
    • A “C” or better is required for English Composition I (EH 1301) and English Composition II (EH 1302).
    • A “D” credit cannot be transferred for a required major course.
    • Students may seek dean approval for transferring “D” credits if the student transfers an overall GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Students may transfer no more than 60 semester hours from two-year institutions.

  • Transfer students must earn credit in residency at Faulkner as follows:
    • Students must earn a minimum of 25 percent of all their coursework at Faulkner to receive a bachelor’s degree.
    • Students must earn 60 hours at the senior college level to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Admission of Student Athletes in Online/Executive and Professional Programs

Faulkner University recognizes that student-athletes play an important role in representing the University and shaping the traditional campus culture. For this reason, Faulkner University student-athletes are restricted from enrolling in the institution’s fully online and on ground executive and professional undergraduate programs. Student athletes are not, however, restricted from registering for online courses as part of the general education curriculum or fully online graduate programs.

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