Universities with Guaranteed Admission Policies

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  1. gojack

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    University of Oklahoma has a Guaranteed Admission Policy

    Out of State:
    3.5 GPA + top 25%
    OR

    26ACT + 3.0GPA (1170 ACT)
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    26ACT + Top 50% (1170 ACT)

    Anybody know of other Universities with similar policies?
    Or better yet, a list of Guaranteed Admission colleges?

    Nice to have at least one for sure, with a less than stellar student:stupid1:
     
  2. TDerderian

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    yea texas a&m has something similar
     
  3. Pima

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    WOW, that is really interesting. I have never seen a school say if you have these stats you are in, especially for large universities. Maybe it is a midwest thing.

    Stranger yet the IS is lower scores, and typically now a days IS is more competitive than OOS due to the economy. For example, in VA(UVA, VTech, and JMU) for state schools, they just announced that all 3 schools had over 30K applicants each for 4K spots. UMD announced that they too has the same stats. It was a crazy yr for state universities on the east coast.

    Side note remember that depending on the branch, and the scholarship, guaranteed admittance does not mean guaranteed scholarship. With the guaranteed admittance of such low scores, you may find that the scholarships were more competitive because everyone used them as a safety.

    If you are doing AF, scholarships are given on your stats, thus if you are looking at this school as a match, you might find it hard to receive a scholarship that will cover OOS costs.
     
  4. gojack

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    The 'working' backup to the backup plan is...

    Army S.M.P. at Univ of OK
    I think both are near certainties.
     
  5. gojack

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    Texas A&M Automatic Admission Policy

    Texas A&M Admission Policy

    Top 10% Admits*
    Applicants qualify for automatic Top 10% admission, if:

    * they attend a recognized public or private high school within the state of Texas, and
    * rank in the top 10% of their graduating class, and
    * ensure all required credentials are received by the freshman closing date.

    Academic Admits

    Applicants qualify for automatic academic admission, if:

    * they are ranked in the top quarter of their graduating class, and
    * achieve a combined SAT Math and SAT Critical Reading score of at least 1300 with a test score of at least 600 in each of these components; or achieve a composite ACT score of at least 30 with a test score of at least 27 in ACT Math and ACT English. Students must take the writing component of the SAT and/or ACT in order for the test score to be considered, and
    * have successfully taken all recommended coursework, and
    * ensure all required credentials are received by the freshman closing date.
     
  6. Pima

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    I thought that was law for all public universities in TX (top 10% hs grad get admittance automatically). I wish VA did that, we do not have that program, it is dog eat dog here. OSU for IS is even lower than that, uwgpa of 3.0, 24 ACT and top 50%. Those stats were the real shocker to me. 24 ACT is low. 1090 SAT is low.
     
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    True, Texas law guarantees top 10% admission to state colleges, but they have a program called CAP (Coordinated Admission Program) - Which puts some students on the satellite campuses, with the possibility to move to the main campus later, lots of good TX students are CAP'ed .

    Texas A&M's admission policy does not specify which campus for automatic admission, I guessing 'lesser' students end up on the satellite campuses.

    Texas is much more difficult than Ohio:
    UC, Miami, OSU satellite campuses are all 'open admission', (all you need is HS or GED)
    Do your freshman year, get at least a 3.0 GPA, you can transfer to the main campus.
     
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    VA state program is if you go to a CC for 2 yrs full time and a 3.0 gpa+ than you get guaranteed admission to state universities.

    This of course is becoming very popular because of the economy. Even 20K a yr for IS can be hard for people to cover, especially if you have more than 1 in college.

    We also don't have a system like Penn State, UNC, NYU or Rutgers (NJ) where you can be accepted to the state university, but not the main campus. UVA has one campus, Tech has one campus, there are no satelites. What we have, and what MD has, is the state university (the big boy) and then smaller state universities, like VCU, or Christopher Newport, which have lower stats to gain admittance.
     
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    Universities with...

    Just got back from the state of Washington. I daughter looked at Washington State and has very simular policy. They will work with the student to get them admitted. Very nice school. My daughter will be applying there.


    RGK
     
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    Dang that is a haul from PA, I don't want to even fathom moving in and out process!:eek:
     
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    I just had to jump in since my youngest son will be attending WSU beginning next month. He got his acceptance back in November under the in-state student guaranteed admission. We were relived since it is the only school he wanted to attend. :smile:

    We just went to freshman orientation last weekend, it is mandatory for the students and optional for parents. I would recommend at least one parent attend if possible because they do give you lots of helpful information. My son was set on AFROTC until he went to the AROTC workshop at orientation. Now he is seriously considering going Army. We were so surprised but happy since this will open up more options for him.

    I see you are from PA...my husband is originally from Chambersburg PA, we met when he was stationed at Ft. Lewis 24 years ago. How did your daughter get interested in WSU?
     
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    Washington State University Assured Admission program

    Admission now assured for academically talented students

    High school students who are ranked among the top 10 percent of their high school class or who have a GPA of at least 3.50 are assured admission to Washington State University!

    The Assured Admission program provides academically talented students with access to the University’s world-class educational experience along with peace of mind during the college application process. At WSU, students will discover renowned faculty, academic programs ranked among the best in the nation, and a campus community dedicated to their success.

    http://futurestudents.wsu.edu/admission/top-ten/
     
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    University of Louisiana at Lafayette Guaranteed Freshman Admission Requirements

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Guaranteed Freshman Admission Requirements

    http://admissions.louisiana.edu/basics/requirements.shtml


    Completion of the Louisiana Board of Regents' high school core curriculum and a mathematics ACT score of at least 19 (460 Math SAT) or an English ACT score of at least 18 (450 Verbal/Critical Reasoning SAT)

    AND EITHER

    1) high school GPA of 2.5 or higher using an unweighted 4.0 scale

    OR

    2) ACT composite score of at least 23 (SAT 1050--combined Math & Verbal/Critical Reasoning) with at least a 2.0 GPA

    OR

    3) rank in the top 25% of the high school graduating class and at least a 2.0 GPA
     
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    Middle Tennessee State University, Guaranteed Admission

    Middle Tennessee State University,

    Guaranteed Admission

    http://www.mtsu.edu/admissn/fresh_admissn.shtml#Guaranteed3

    Guaranteed Admission

    The majority of freshman applicants will be admitted in the Standard Admission category.
    In addition to completion of the required high school courses, applicants must present one of the following:

    * a minimum 3.0 GPA
    * a minimum composite ACT of 22 (SAT of 1020)
    * a minimum 2.7 GPA and minimum ACT of 19 (SAT of 900)
     
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    The University of Colorado Boulder guarantees admission to Colorado Resident first-ti

    The University of Colorado Boulder

    Guaranteed Admission Criteria for Colorado Resident Freshmen

    http://admissions.colorado.edu/undergraduate/admissions/freshman/guarantee

    The University of Colorado Boulder guarantees admission to Colorado resident first-time freshmen who:

    * Graduate from high school by July of the year they are applying for admission
    * Complete the Minimum Academic Preparation Standards (MAPS)
    * Meet or exceed the required high school rank in class, or grade point avage, and test scores
    * Maintain consistent or improving grades and high quality of courses (students who fail to do so jeopardize their chances of admission even if the guarantee requirements have been met)
    * Maintain a grade point average of at least a 2.00 for any college courses taken during high school
    * Submit personal essays

    Schools Vary: But usually top 10% of class and 3.5-3.8 GPA
     
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    University of Oregon, Eugene, OR Automatic admission

    University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
    Automatic admission

    http://admissions.uoregon.edu/freshmen/apply/standardreview

    Automatic admission:
    Earn a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.40 on a 4.00 scale
    and complete at least 16 college preparatory units with grades of C- or better in each course
     
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    LSU Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Assured Admission

    LSU Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

    http://www.lsu.edu/catalogs/2010/013ugasa.shtml#4standards

    The minimum requirements for assured admission are 3.0 Academic gpa* on 18 units of college- preparatory high school courses** as outlined in the LSU Core and a 1030 SAT (Critical Reading and Math)/22 Composite ACT †.

    Students must be eligible to enroll in university-level English and mathematics courses, as evidenced by a minimum SAT Critical Reading Score of 450 (ACT English subscore of 18) and a minimum SAT Math score of 460 (ACT Math subscore of 19). Preference for admission to LSU will be given to those students whose credentials indicate the greatest promise of academic success and the greatest potential for contributing to the diverse missions of the University.
     
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    Kansas State University Manhattan, KS

    Kansas State University Manhattan, KS

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

    http://consider.k-state.edu/admissions/admissionsrequirements.html


    Here are K-State's admissions requirements, established by the Kansas Board of Regents, the governing body for all state universities in Kansas.

    If you graduated from an accredited high school and meet any one of these three criteria, you will be eligible for admission to K-State:

    1. Achieve a 21 or higher composite score on the ACT assessment or a 980 or higher on the SAT I, CR + M.
    Most students take the test in their junior or senior year of high school. Ask your high school counselor for a schedule of test dates.
    2. Rank in the top third of your graduating class.
    3. Complete the Kansas pre-college curriculum with a 2.0 GPA.
    Out-of-state residents must earn a 2.5 or higher GPA.

    *Some majors require a higher GPA for admission
    **Some K-State programs require a higher GPA to be admitted into a major.
     
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    West Virginia University guarantees admission for in-state with 2.0 gap. BUT if a student has a 3.2 or above gpa, is an in-state resident & graduated from an in-state high school, the student automatcally receives the Promise Scholarship which covers tuition. Kids in AROTC or AFROTC can use their ROTC scholarships to cover room & board. :thumb:
     
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    Looks like a sweet program for ISS, but does not look guaranteed.
    ...a guarantee and certain admission are not quite the same:rolleyes:

    West Virginia University. Morgantown, WV


    ACT/SAT and GPA*Requirements
    (meeting these requirements does not guarantee admission)

    West Virginia residents must have at least a 2.0 grade-point average and either a composite ACT score of 19 or a combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 910.
    Nonresidents must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average and either a composite ACT score of 21 or a combined Math and Critical Reading SAT score of 990.

    http://apply.wvu.edu/admissions/freshmen/admissionrequirements.aspx



    West Virginia PROMISE (Providing Real Opportunities for Maximizing In-State Student Excellence) is a merit-based scholarship program designed to make college affordable to all qualified West Virginia students.* The program provides West Virginia high school graduates meeting certain requirements an annual award of $4,750 or the cost of tuition and mandatory fees, whichever is less.

    http://wvhepcnew.wvnet.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=0

    A student must graduate with a minimum core and overall 3.0 GPA (grade point average) or whatever is locally considered a "B" average (weighted grades may be used).** The minimum*core class requirements are:
    English - 4 credits
    Mathematics - 3 credits
    Social Sciences -*4 credits
    Natural Sciences -*3 credits
    A student must attain an ACT composite score of 22 with a minimum sub-score of 20 in each of the four subject areas (math, science, English and reading); or a combined SAT score of 1020*with at least a minimum sub-score of 490 in critical reading and 480 in math.* Scores cannot be combined from multiple test administrations. The highest scores will be accepted from a single test date.The last time to take the SAT to meet PROMISE eligibility requirements is June 5, 2010. The*last time*to take the ACT is June 12, 2010 to meet PROMISE eligibility requirements.* The writing portion of the ACT and/or SAT will NOT be used in determining PROMISE eligibility for the class of 2010.
    A student's parents must be legal residents of West Virginia for a minimum of one year prior to applying (March 1, 2010).

    http://wvhepcnew.wvnet.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=0
     
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