Steps in the Admissions Procedure for Traditional Programs
To gain admission to Faulkner University, applicants must have on file the following:
- Application form - Students may apply on-line or request a paper application.
- Fees - All applications must be accompanied by a $25 application fee (non-refundable) and, if university housing is requested, a $50 housing reservation fee (non-refundable).
- Reference forms - Reference forms are included in the paper admissions packet, or you can download reference forms here. The reference forms should be completed by a non-family member and returned to the University by the evaluator. One reference should be completed by the high school guidance counselor, and the other from a church leader if possible.
- Transcripts - Applicants must request that official copies of their high school transcripts be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Transfer students must also have official transcripts sent by the registrar of each college/university previously attended.
- ACT or SAT score - Applicants must submit official copies of their ACT or SAT scores.
To reserve your space in the incoming class, a $200 tuition deposit is required. Deposits are not refundable after May 1.
General Admission Requirements
Regular undergraduate admission is granted to qualified high school graduates. A qualified high school graduate is defined as one who has completed a minimum of 15 units with at least a 'C' average. These 15 units must be comprised of the following courses: three units of English; nine units in either mathematics, science, social science or a foreign language; three units in other approved courses.
Prospective students must also score 18 or above on the American College Test (ACT) or 1290 (M + V + W) or higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board. The only applicants accepted without having taken the ACT or SAT are those who have been out of high school for five or more years.
Applicants who have not completed high school may be admitted on the basis of the General Education Development Test (GED). The minimum acceptable composite score is 45 and the minimum acceptable score on the individual test is 35.
Admission to Faulkner University is dependent upon previous education, character, and the desire to attend a Christian University. Those applicants who qualify for admission are accepted without regard to race, religion, gender, handicap, or national origin. All students who apply to Faulkner University must be willing to uphold the values and ideals of the University.
Prospective students and their parents are invited and encouraged to visit the campus. Admissions counselors are glad to arrange for overnight student guests to stay in university dormitories when space permits. Campus tours, class visitations, and conferences with professors may be arranged at the convenience of visitors.
The Admissions Office for traditional programs is open weekdays 8:00 - 5:00 and at other times by appointment. For further information concerning admission to Faulkner University, contact the Director of Admissions:
Director of Admissions
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36109-3398
Applicants who do not meet general admission requirements, but who are judged to have potential for success may apply for conditional admission. See Academic Regulations for an explanation of conditional admission.
Admission of Home School Students
Students who fulfill high school requirements through home schooling must satisfy all admission standards set by the university, i.e., ACT / SAT scores, high school units, etc. Home school transcripts must be certified by the local home school group leader.
Dual Enrollment for High School Students
Qualified high school students may enroll in approved university classes, concurrently with their high school enrollment. To qualify, a student must be at least a high school sophomore, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or an ACT composite score of 22, and must submit a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor, principal, or home school group leader.
View more information about dual enrollment.
Admission of Transfer Students
Faulkner University admits students who wish to transfer from other accredited colleges and universities. The transfer applicant must not be under suspension for any reason from another college. Official transcripts from all schools attended, including high school, must be received directly from the institution by Faulkner University. Copies of transcripts issued to students are not acceptable.
Specific information of the transfer of credits may be found in the Transfer Credit section of the undergraduate catalog. Prospective transferees should contact the Admissions Office for assistance in facilitating a smooth transfer.
Admission of Transient Students
Transient status is available to students regularly enrolled, in good standing, at other colleges and universities who desire to attend Faulkner University for one term. Transient students must bring official forms from the Registrar's Office of the institution in which the student is regularly enrolled. This form must state that the student is in good standing and has permission from the other school to study as a transient student at Faulkner.
Admission of Non-Degree Track Students
Individuals who do not wish to work toward a degree from Faulkner University, or who wish to take courses on a non-credit basis, may apply for admission as special students. It is possible for one to apply and be admitted to a degree program after a period of enrollment as a special student, but work done for non-credit will not normally be accepted for credit. Arrangements must be approved by the Vice President for Academics or the Registrar to receive credit.