Admissions

Admission Requirements: Undergraduate

Congratulations on taking the first step toward earning your undergraduate degree!  True to our commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience, Grantham University will do everything we can to make the enrollment process smooth and hassle-free.

Conditional Enrollment Requirements

Students will be classified as “conditionally enrolled” until the following provisions have been met:

  • Official proof of high school graduation or equivalent received and verified by the Registrar’s office by the 49th calendar day of the first term.
  • If proof of high school graduation is not on file by the first day of the term, a completed Transcript Request Form must be submitted by Day 8 of the first term.
  • All students are required to establish participation as outlined in the Participation and Substantive Interaction Policy within seven (7) days of the term start date (see 2.5 Participation and Substantive Interaction).
  • Conditionally enrolled students must have their funding plan in place within seven (7) days of the term start date.

Students who do not meet these requirement may have their registration cancelled. All courses will be administratively cancelled and the student will not incur tuition charges.

Prospective students that provide false or altered admissions documentation, including transcripts, for potential transfer credit will be denied admission to Grantham with no chance for future enrollment. Any pending financial aid will be reviewed and disposition determined.

High School Graduation or Equivalency

Grantham University requires completion of high school or its equivalency for admission into its undergraduate and certificate programs.

If the University is unable to verify successful completion of high school, or its equivalent, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that official proof of high school completion, or its equivalent, is provided prior to the release of federal financial aid in the student’s first term of enrollment. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in immediate dismissal from the University and forfeiture of credits.

Verification of high school graduation, or its equivalent may be provided in the form of an official transcript or other approved documentation that confirms graduation from high school or its equivalent. All documentation submitted will be evaluated per guidelines of the state in which the documents were earned to validate eligibility for admission to a post-secondary educational institution. Certificate of Completion or Special Education Diploma documents are not considered equivalent. Verification documentation that satisfies requirements is approved by the Registrar. Examples of acceptable verification are listed below:

  • Form DD214: Veterans may submit a DD214 that indicates high school graduation (please note that not all DD214 documents contain this information). Form DD214 is usually free for veterans and can be obtained in ten (10) working days or less at the following website: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
  • Form DD1966: Service members may submit a DD1966 that indicates high school graduation.
  • Form DA669: Army Service members may submit a DA669 that indicates high school graduation.
  • Qualifying Associate, Bachelor’s or Master’s degree awarded from any school accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or foreign equivalent (official transcript and qualifying agency evaluation must be provided prior to term start to satisfy requirement).

Residency Requirements

Certificate Programs

The student may transfer in up to three (3) credit hours of the required courses to earn a certificate in one of the following enrolled undergraduate certificate programs at Grantham:

  • Business Leadership
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Practical Entrepreneurship

The student may not transfer in any credit hours and must complete all required courses at Grantham in the following undergraduate certificate programs:

  • Cybersecurity Concepts
  • Advanced Cybersecurity Concepts
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Paraprofessional: Teaching Assistant

Associate Degree Programs

The student must complete at least 25 percent of the required credit hours in the enrolled degree program at Grantham to earn the degree.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

The student must complete at least 25 percent of the required credit hours in the enrolled degree program at Grantham to earn the degree.

Second Undergraduate Degree Students

Grantham defines a Second Undergraduate Degree applicant as one who has completed an undergraduate degree (associate or baccalaureate) from an accredited institution and who is seeking enrollment at Grantham to obtain another undergraduate degree in a different major or field of study.

  • A student may not apply or be accepted for a second undergraduate degree in the same or very closely related field of study.
  • No more than 75 percent (75%) from one completed undergraduate degree program may be applied to the completion of a second undergraduate degree program.
  • Student’s completing one undergraduate degree program will not be enrolled into a second or subsequent undergraduate degree program where less than 25 percent (25%) of the degree program courses are pending.

All admission requirements for students seeking a second undergraduate degree are the same as for regular applicants.

Program-Specific Requirements

Additional requirement apply for specific programs.

In the College of Engineering and Computer Science

  1.  Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology degree programs – credit hours fulfilling residency requirement must include a minimum of 21 credit hours of upper-level program core courses designated ET or CT.
  2. Engineering Management Technology degree programs – credit hours fulfilling residency requirement must include a minimum of 12 credit hours of upper-level program core courses and program elective courses designated ET or CT.
  3. Computer Science or Information Systems degree programs – credit hours fulfilling the residency requirement must include a minimum of 15 credit hours of upper-level program core courses designated CS or IS.

To enroll in Grantham’s RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science – Nursing) Degree Completion program, please see the RN to BSN admission requirements. 

Admission Requirements for Financial Planning (Bachelor of Business Administration)

In addition to proof of high school graduation or its equivalent, admission to the Financial Planning program in the Mark Skousen School of Business requires at least one of the following:

  • ACT composite score of 19 or higher
  • SAT score of 450 or higher
  • AFQT score from ASVAB exam of 40 or higher
  • CGPA 2.5 or better of a minimum of 12 transfer credit hours from an institution recognized by the US Department of Education

Enroll Now!

Get started on your journey to academic and career success! Simply complete our online admission application, or call Grantham University today at (888) 947-2684. An admissions representative will gladly help you choose the degree program right for you, explore student financial assistance opportunities, and begin the college admission process.

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