Apply as a New College Student
First time in college?
Here’s how to get started on your bright future.
Applying is easy, and there’s no application fee. Here are the steps to follow, whether you’re applying for a degree or certificate program or just want to take classes for credit.
- Submit the online application - Make sure you have a personal email you can access, as we will be sending you important enrollment information after you have applied. We suggest you do not use your high school email address as you may not be able to access it after graduation. If you don’t have an email address, you can create a Gmail account for free and follow the instructions.
- Submit your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the Admissions Office. You do not have to have a high school diploma to apply regardless of age. If you don’t have a high school diploma and you’ve separated from your high school and are under 17, send us a written statement from the chief executive of your high school district attesting to this. If you have a degree or certificate from another country, review the information about how to obtain an evaluation of these credentials. Did you attend high school or college outside the U.S.? Learn more about an international transcript evaluation.
- Make sure you’ve met the prerequisites for the classes you want to take. See placement testing for details.
- Attend New Student Orientation - Once we receive your application and test scores, we will send you a date for your new student orientation. Or, if you’re just taking classes and not working toward a degree or certificate, schedule a meeting with an academic advisor.