Andrews University

Admissions & Applying

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Freshman Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent (with less than 25 credits of college level coursework after high school graduation).
  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.50 or an overall GED score of at the 50th percentile or higher.
  • ACT/SAT test composite and individual scores higher than a 20 ACT (50th percentile) or SAT of 450 individual or 940-970 composite (math and Critical Reading) for good and regular admission. Tests must be taken by July 15.
  • Two recommendations from non-relatives, with contact information (part of the application).
  • Submit your official high school transcript
    • Students who had dual enrollment with a college during high school must submit official transcripts from any and all colleges that were attended.
    • If you have not yet finished high school or secondary school, you may send a partial transcript for an early decision, pending the official final high school transcript or exams after graduation. All undergraduate applicants must submit a final/official secondary school transcript as required by Michigan State Law.
  • English Proficiency: If English is not your first language, a TOEFL of 80 or higher (Internet-based) or MELAB test must be submitted. If you do not meet the requirements, then English Intensive Courses will be required before enrolling full-time in regular courses. Such courses are offered at Andrews University.

Freshman students are encouraged to apply before their final secondary-school transcript is available. A preliminary transcript with a cumulative GPA (through the 11th grade) and ACT or SAT test scores will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee for a decision. All students must submit a final secondary-school transcript and ACT or SAT scores before they can attend classes.

Your application, academic records and test scores will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee. Upon admission, we’ll share with you the steps you’ll need to take to enroll in classes as a student at Andrews University.  A freshman student who does not meet admission standards may apply. The student’s application materials will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee may still apply before July 15 (for fall semester) and by November 15 (for spring semester). After the review, the student will receive a letter outlining the conditions for admission or indicating that admission has been denied and the alternatives open to the student for reapplication in the future (including improved test scores or successfully completed college level coursework).


General Admissions Statement
Admission to Andrews University is available to any student who meets the academic and character requirements of the University and who expresses willingness to cooperate with its policies. Because Andrews University is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the majority of its students are Seventh-day Adventist Christians. However, no particular religious commitment is required for admission. Any qualified student who would be comfortable within its religious, social and cultural atmosphere may be admitted. The University does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, creed, disability, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status or disability.

Admission to one of the schools of Andrews University does not guarantee admission to a specific department or program within a given school. Transfers from one school to another may be made when the student meets the admission requirements for that school and has the consent of the deans involved.

All undergraduate students seeking a degree must show proof of completing secondary school (high school transcript, or international equivalent ), provide ACT and SAT scores or other nationally recognized examination results, give the names and contact information of two non-relatives who are willing to provide recommendations, and provide all official college transcripts from all institutions that they have attended.