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Admissions Requirements

Traditional Students

Traditional students are those who have graduated from high school within four years of their first term of enrollment. A student planning to attend Notre Dame College should take the strongest possible college preparatory program available. The following distribution of courses is considered to be standard academic preparation.

Minimum cumulative grade point average (unweighted): 2.5

Minimum ACT composite score: 19

Minimum SAT score: 900 (Critical Reading and Math)

College Preparatory English 4 units
Mathematics 3 units to include Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II
Science 3 units with laboratory experience
Social Studies 3 units
Foreign Language 2 units of the same language
Fine Arts 1 unit

Academic transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions by the issuing high school in order to be considered official.

Click here for the Undergraduate Traditional Admissions information.

Adult and Non-Traditional Students

Non-traditional students are those who have graduated from high school three or more years prior to their first term of enrollment or who have earned a General Education Diploma (GED) and who wish to complete course work primarily during the semester and/or summer sessions.

Notre Dame College requires the following credentials from each non-traditional student seeking admission:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission. You can choose to print out a copy of our mail-in application along with a $30 non-refundable application fee, or you can use the free online application form. Select this link for applications.
     
  2. Official high school transcript stating date of graduation or official GED certificate.
     
  3. Personal interview with an adult admissions counselor.

Academic transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions by the issuing high school in order to be considered official.

Click here for Adult Admissions information.

Transfer Students

An undergraduate transfer student is anyone applying to Notre Dame College who has earned college credit after graduating from high school or earning a GED, but who has not yet earned a degree.

Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students are those who have completed the equivalent of traditional secondary education by learning at home or elsewhere in the community.

Notre Dame College requires the following credentials from each home-schooled student seeking admission:

  1. Application for Undergraduate Admission
     
  2. A transcript or outline of the topics covered during the high school years
     
  3. Official ACT Assessment or SAT I score report
     
  4. Two letters of recommendation that speak to the student's academic and personal qualities (recommended)

Home-schooled students who have attended a regionally accredited institution of higher learning following the equivalent of high school graduation will also be required to submit official academic transcripts from each college or university attended. Academic transcripts must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions by the issuing post-secondary institution in order to be considered official.

International Students

International students are those who legally reside in a country other than the United States of America.

Click here to Undergraduate Traditional-Aged International Information.

Notre Dame College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age or disability in the administration of its academic and admission policies, scholarship and financial assistance programs and other college-administrated services. 

Notre Dame College Title IX Statement on Non-Discrimination:

Notre Dame College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities. This policy extends to employment with and admission to the College.