Academic Catalog

Admission to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Programs

Admission to the B.A. or B.S. programs is competitive. Candidates for admission should present evidence of sound academic preparation including solid performance in a challenging academic program. Standardized test scores, extra-curricular activities, essays, and other factors such as recommendations are also considered. The Admissions Committee offers admission to those candidates who present the strongest overall credentials in the particular applicant pool.

To be admitted as a degree-seeking student in the B.A. or B.S. programs, an individual must submit an application, official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended, and results of the SAT or ACT or other standardized tests when required (or provided at the student’s option). The University of Mary Washington uses the Common Application. Non-U.S. citizens also must submit proof of financial support and, if English is not the primary language, official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). In lieu of the TOEFL, International students may also demonstrate English proficiency by completing levels 11 and 12 of the intensive English Program offered by ILA (International Language Academy of Washington, DC) or other approved ESL vendor.

Additional information is available in the sections about application for admission following high school or admission as a transfer student.