Criteria for Freshmen

FRESHMAN applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application 
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores  {ACT 21 minimum, SAT (CR + Math) 1000 minimum}
  • minimum 3.0 GPA    

Applicants must be prepared academically for the rigors of college and the academic demands specific to the Tuskegee academic programs to which they are seeking admission.  Applications are reviewed on an individual and holistic basis.  Applications will not be evaluated until the application itself and all required materials are received.

In its individual review of each applicant, Tuskegee considers the following factors:

  • Overall grades in academic coursework
  • Grades related to intended major 
  • High school course expectations:
    • Strength of student's overall high school curriculum
    • Trends in achievement
    • Class rank
    • Overall grade point average
    • Core grade point average (English, academic math, laboratory science, foreign language, speech)
    • SAT or ACT score sent from the testing agency. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. When registering to take one of these tests, take advantage of the free reporting option to have the testing agency send your scores directly to Tuskegee (SAT School Code: 1813; ACT School Code: 0050).

High School Preparation:

Most students admitted to Tuskegee exceed the minimum high school course expectations.  Students who plan to apply to Tuskegee should pursue the strongest possible college preparatory program and take advantage of any available Advance Placement (AP), higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) or honors courses.

Students interested in applying for technical programs (engineering, science, health-related majors, technology, and agriculture, etc.) should take as much advanced coursework as possible in math and science.

Courses that qualify for the subject categories include the following:

  • Math - Tuskegee will require eight semesters (four years) of high school math. View comprehensive list of acceptable math courses.
  • Laboratory Science* - biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space science, physiology/anatomy, etc.
  • English - grammar, composition, literature, speech, and vocabulary, but not journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or theatre arts.