Freshman Admission Standards

Freshman admission to the Oxford campus is based upon high school performance (curriculum, grade point average, and class rank), test scores (ACT and/or SAT Reasoning Test), essay, high school experience and community activities, and recommendation of your high school. Personal interviews are not used.

Students who have not graduated from a state-chartered high school or have not earned a General Educational Development (GED) certificate must submit descriptions of their curriculum and educational resources used during the last four years. If sufficient information to assess academic achievement and ability is not provided, samples of work in such areas as English, mathematics, natural science, social studies, foreign language, and fine arts may be requested.

Special abilities, talents, and achievements, as well as diversity of the student body, are also considered in making admission decisions. The university believes that diversity enhances the quality of education its students receive. Diversity may include socioeconomic factors, under-enrolled minority group members, career interests, artistic abilities, geographical backgrounds, and other special characteristics.

For information, about open admission for freshmen to Hamilton and Middletown campuses, see that section in this chapter and the Hamilton and Middletown Campuses section.

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