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Applicants approved for admission submit a $100 enrollment deposit that is applied toward tuition (see “International
Students” for international enrollment deposit requirement). Students are required to submit the enrollment deposit to secure
their place within the desired start term.
Residence Hall Housing and Deposit Requirements
A $100 housing deposit is required to secure their place within the residence halls. Full-time students who are single and
under 23 years old are required to live in the residence halls. Students must be 23 years of age before August 1 of the
current school year to be eligible to live off campus during that school year.
Students living with immediate family within commuting distance are required to live on campus for a minimum of two
semesters during their first year of attendance at CIU. This requirement also applies to dependents of CIU employees.
The University follows the CDC and American College Health Association's recommendations regarding immunizations for
college students. All incoming students are required to submit a completed immunization record and medical history form
by their orientation date or move-in day. Immunization requirements must be met and on file at Health Services or a hold
will be placed on the student’s registration for the next academic term.
Students may be exempt from the required immunizations on grounds of permanent medical contraindication, conflicting
religious beliefs, or enrolling in online only courses.
Entering undergraduate students who have a deficiency in their academic qualifications may be admitted on a provisional
basis. Provisional minimum:
SAT: 890 (New Test)
2.0 on a 4.0 scale
Students who do not meet the provisional minimum will be reviewed by the Admission Review Committee, where the
candidate’s performance in previous education, work, or military training will be used to determine if provisional admission
Undergraduate students accepted to CIU who would like to enhance their educational experience may apply to the Honors
Program. The Admissions Office will provide the Honors Program application. Minimum entering credential test score and
SAT: 1250 (New Test), ACT: 27
3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
Graduate Application Procedures
General Application Requirements
Applicants applying for admission as full or part-time degree seeking or non-degree seeking must provide the following to
the Admissions Office:
$45 non-refundable application fee
Official transcript from highest earned degree and any other graduate level coursework
Minimum GPA (unless otherwise stated within the specific program section of the catalog):
2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Official test scores are based on degree program requirements and entering GPA. Refer to specific degree program
for required tests and minimum test score requirement.
Specific degree program reference forms
Complete any additional specific degree requirements
Final official transcripts are required prior to registering for courses.