Category I: Prospective students with less than 24 hours of transferable college credits

The applicant must be a graduate of an accredited high school or present evidence of satisfactory scores from the test of General Education Development (GED).

Spalding University requires no specific units or courses as prerequisites that must be completed before admission. However, a desirable preparation includes the core requirements as defined by the Kentucky Education Reform Act, as follows, or its equivalent:

  • English - four years
  • Social Science - two years
  • Natural Science - two years
  • Mathematics - three years
  • Foreign Language - two years of the same language

The Undergraduate Admission Committee considers the total profile of a prospective student. Applicants most likely to succeed at Spalding University have a solid preparation of academic courses and score well on the verbal and math sections of the SAT or ACT. Criteria for automatic admission into the Traditional Program include a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher and a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT (combined critical reading and mathematics subscores). Criteria for automatic admission into the Adult Accelerated Program is a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher or GED of 50 or higher.

Before any admission action can be taken on a prospective student's application, the following documents must be submitted to the Admissions Office:

  1. The completed application with the non-refundable application fee of $20;
  2. An official high school transcript* or an official score report from the test of General Education Development (GED);
  3. Satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Test (ACT) of the American College Testing Program;
  4. A scan or photocopy of the applicant’s state-issued driver’s license or state-issued identification card.

* Official transcripts are those sent directly to Spalding from the issuing institution. Any transcript marked "issued to student" or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript. Faxed transcripts are not considered official transcripts.

Declaration of Previous College Attendance: Applicants must declare all previous college attendance. Applicants who fail to disclose previous college attendance on the application for admission and/or who fail to submit transcripts are subject to denial or cancellation of admission or dismissal from the University.

Financial Aid and Default: An applicant will not be admitted to Spalding University if he/she is in default on a federal student loan or campus based loan program (Perkins Loan or Federal Nursing Loan) and must not owe a refund on a government-sponsored loan or grant.

Residency Verification: For the purpose of determining eligibility for certain state aid grant programs, Spalding University will confirm the residency status of admitted students through the verification and review of the following (preponderance of evidence):

  1. Address of record, as reported on the Application for Admission;
  2. Photocopy of a valid state-issued Kentucky driver’s license or identification card;
  3. Official transcript issued by a Kentucky public or private high school showing high school graduation date;
  4. Evidence that the student had moved to Kentucky within the preceding 12 months and was enrolled at least half-time;
  5. Official transcript that the student had attended an out-of-state college within the past year and presenting evidence that he/she paid out-of-state tuition at that institution

Admission decisions are typically made within one week after all application materials and test scores are received in the Admissions Office.

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