Husson University believes all students who have the desire to further their education and have the potential to succeed should have the opportunity to pursue a university education. First-year student entrance requirements vary by academic program (see below). In addition to 4 years of English and 2 years of social sciences, students must meet the requirements listed below. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply; additional admission criteria must be met for consideration. Students who do not meet established entrance requirements may be considered for alternative admission as an Undeclared major.

First-Year Student Undergraduate Admission Criteria:

College of Business (including School of Legal Studies)

Major

Math

Science

GPA

SAT /ACT


All majors in College of Business

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2

Three years, one with lab recommended

Typically B average

Most students admitted have 1200 or higher on three parts

Average score = 1420 on three parts
(best combined)

Average ACT – 20 Composite

Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Software Development

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2,

Advanced Math recommended

Three years, one with lab recommended

Typically B+ average

Most students admitted have 1200 or higher on three parts

Average score = 1450 on three parts
(best combined)

Average ACT – 21 Composite

College of Health and Education

Major

Math

Science

GPA

SAT / ACT

Job Shadow


Physical Therapy

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2,

Pre-Calculus or higher recommended

Biology and Chemistry w/labs,

Physics
recommended

Minimum B average

Minimum 1500 on three parts (best combined) or 1000 on CR/Math

ACT – 22 Composite

Recommend

20 hours


Occupational Therapy

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2,

Advanced Math recommended

Strong science background w/labs

Minimum B average

Minimum 1400 on three parts (best combined)

ACT – 20 Composite

Recommend

20 hours


Nursing

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2

Biology and Chemistry w/Labs

Minimum B average

Minimum 1400 on three parts (best combined)

ACT – 20 Composite

Not applicable


Education

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2

Strong science background

Minimum B average

Most students admitted with

450 – 475 each on CR/Math

ACT – 20 Composite

Not applicable



College of Science and Humanities

Major

Math

Science

GPA

SAT /ACT


All majors in Science and Humanities

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2

Three years, one with lab recommended

Typically B average

Most students admitted have 1200 or higher on three parts

Average score = 1430 on three parts
(best combined)

Average ACT – 20 Composite


Biology, Chemistry, and Health Sciences

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2,

Advanced Math recommended

Biology and Chemistry w/labs, Physics recommended

Typically B average

Most students admitted have 1200 or higher on three parts

Average score = 1450 on three parts
(best combined)

Average ACT – 21 Composite

New England School of Communications

Major

Math

Science

GPA/Other

SAT/ACT


All majors in NESCom

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2


Three years, one with lab recommended

Typically B average

Recommend media/ technology courses in high school

Most students admitted have 1200 or higher on three parts

Average score = 1410 on three parts
(best combined)

Average ACT – 20 Composite

Audio Engineering and Live Sound Technology

Algebra 1,

Geometry,

Algebra 2,

Advanced Math recommended

Three years, one with lab recommended

Typically B/B+ average

Recommend media/ technology courses in high school

Most students admitted have 1200 or higher on three parts

Average score = 1500 on three parts
(best combined)

Average ACT – 22 Composite


Applicants who are admitted prior to the completion of the academic year are accepted contingent upon successful completion of all academic work and the receipt of a final transcript of grades. Admission to Husson or to particular programs may be denied to applicants considered incapable of making reasonable academic progress. Husson invites applications from secondary school graduates or students having received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and qualified international students without regard to age, color, religion, sex, national origin, level of family income, or physical ability.

Applying to Clinical or Professional Programs

Students pursuing degrees leading to application for professional licensure or certification, and/or who will be participating in clinical placements, internships, or practicums through their Husson program of study should be aware that their host facility may require a criminal background check, finger printing, or drug screening. In such situations, students are responsible for obtaining and paying for the background check or other screening process and for delivering required documentation to the facility. Although Husson will make reasonable efforts to place admitted students in field experiences and internships, the host facility will determine whether a student will be allowed clinical access at that facility. Students should be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize completion of their coursework and degree requirements, as well as licensure by the state professional regulating body. Students may consult the licensure and/or certification organization corresponding to their intended program of study for more details. Successful completion of a program of study at Husson does not guarantee licensure, certification, or employment in the relevant occupation.