Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Follow the application instructions to stay ahead in your admissions process and meet general application requirements.

Undergraduate Application Instructions

These step-by-step instructions will help you complete the application process easily:

Step 1. Complete the online application.

Step 2. Pay the $25 application fee.

Step 3. Request official transcripts from your high school and all colleges or universities you have attended to be sent to the Admissions Office. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope or electronically through a third party transcript facilitator.  A 2.0 minimum high school or college grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale is required. Final official transcripts are required prior to registering for courses. 

Note: Academic records not written in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. If you attended a school outside of the United States, transcripts need an International Credential Advancement Package (ICAP) evaluation by World Education Services (WES).

Step 4. Submit official SAT, ACT, or CLT test scores unless the applicant is 24 years of age or older or meets the criteria for a transfer or international student who completed high school outside of the United States. You may request test scores from College BoardThe ACT, or CLT. Scores may also be submitted along with your official high school transcripts. Admissions test score minimum:

SAT: 970 New format; SAT school code 5116.

Note on the redesigned SAT:

Applicants should take the new test, but can also submit scores from the old test.  CIU will convert the old scores to the new test format using the College Board SAT Score Converter.  A minimum score of 970 is required for admission.

ACT: 18; ACT school code: 3848

CLT: 62

If you choose to postpone your enrollment more than one year, you will be required to complete the application process in its entirety.

The CIU Admissions Office will evaluate your file after it has been completed.

Note: Additional requirements are needed for non-US citizens.  See the International Student Information page for more information on how to apply and the additional requirements needed for international applicants.

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