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Criteria for Freshmen

Freshmen are students who are currently attending or who have graduated from high school but not attended college (summer following high school graduation excluded).

Checklist

  • Submit your Admission Application  
  • Pay the $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Submit your official high school transcripts.
  • ACT and SAT:  [PLEASE NOTE: ACT and SAT scores will be waived for students graduating in 2020 and enrolling in Tuskegee University for the Fall 2020-2021 academic year.]  

Requirements:

High School Grade Point Average and Curriculum

While the decision is based upon test scores and high school grade point average (GPA), students must have completed course requirements in their high school curriculum.  These include:

  • English - Four (4) years
  • Social Studies - Three (3) years
  • Mathematics - Three (3) years (This must include one year of Algebra I, one year of Algebra II, and one year of Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis)
  • Science - Two (2) years (This must include one year of Biology and one year of a Physical Science)

Engineering

Preferred high school curriculum for students seeking to major in engineering:

  • English - Four (4) years
  • Social Studies - Three (3) years
  • Mathematics - Four (4) years (This must include one year of Algebra I, one year of Algebra II, and one year of Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis)
  • Science - One year (One year of a Physical Science)

* Students are encouraged to take Trigonometry, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science.

Nursing

Preferred high school curriculum for students seeking to major in nursing:

  • English - Four (4) years
  • Social Studies - One (1) year
  • Mathematics -  Two (2) years (This must include one year of Algebra I, one year of Algebra II, and one year of Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis)
  • Science - Two (2) years (One year of a Chemistry and One year of Biological Science)

* Students are encouraged to take Physiology if available.

Transcript evaluation utilizes a 4.0 scale.  A weighted GPA is utilized when included in the high school transcript. 

ACT and SAT Scores

Admission standards are based on the quality of your high school grades as well as your score on either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  Tuskegee Uinversity requires that all incoming freshmen provide test scores from either the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  No preference is given for either test and the highest score will be used for admission purposes. 

The institution number for the ACT is 0050 and the number for the SAT is 1813.

Exactly what ACT or SAT score and grade point average will it take to earn freshman admission?

  • Middle 50% of our students have 19-23 on the ACT.
  • Middle 50% of our students have 960-1150 on the SAT (Critical Reading + Math Score)
  • 3.0 average GPA

Dates and Deadlines (20-21)

Admissions Application Open Date

  • Summer Term:  August 1
  • Fall Term:  August 1
  • Spring Term:  August 1

Admission Application Deadline

  • Summer Term:  May 1
  • Fall Term: July 1
  • Spring Term:  November 1

Enrollment Fee Deadline

  • Summer Term:  May 1
  • Fall Term:  July 1
  • Spring Term:  November 1

Important Scholarship Dates

  • November 30:  Recommended completion of admission application for Early Action students interested in receiving scholarship consideration.
  • May 1:  Deadline to Accept or Decline Scholarship Offers

Important Financial Aid Dates