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Admission Requirements

Husson University is test optional and will not require the submission of SAT or ACT scores to apply for admission.

Q: How will Husson University know if I want my test scores included as part of my application for admission? 

A: On the Husson University Common Application you’ll find a question asking for your selection of your “preferred testing plan.” The question states:

Husson does not require submission of SAT or ACT scores to apply for admission.* You can submit your scores if you choose to. Do you plan to submit your SAT/ACT scores?

If you will be submitting your test scores select:

  • Yes, I would like my SAT/ACT scores to be considered as part of my application. I understand that my application will not be reviewed until official test scores are received. 

If you don’t plan to submit your test scores please select the following answer:

  • No, I do not want my SAT/ACT scores to be considered as part of my application. 

Q:  If I chose not to share my standardized test scores are there additional requirements?

A: There are no additional admission requirements if you choose not to submit test scores.

Q: What if my test scores have already been sent to Husson?

A: If your answer to the preferred testing plan question was that you do not wish to have your test scores included, they will not be considered as part of your application review.

Q: Can I change my mind after I submit my application?

A: You cannot change whether you are applying test-optional or submitting your standardized test scores once your application is submitted.

Q: How do I know if I should submit my test scores?

A: The choice of whether to submit your standardized test scores is yours. Consider the following when making your decision:

  • Do the test scores accurately reflect my academic abilities?
  • Does my high school GPA accurately reflect my academic abilities?
  • How do I feel about the test scores?

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. All first-year students must have completed 4 years of English and 2 years of social sciences. 

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:

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.