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Undergrad Requirements

Freshman Admission Requirements

Students with fewer than 20 quarter (14 semester) hours of transferable college credit must meet freshman admission standards. The following minimum academic standards are required for full admission into LIFE’s Undergraduate programs.

  • 2.0 GPA from high school or a passing score
  • A minimum SAT score of at least 1460 (if the SAT included the new writing portion of the exam) or a minimum ACT score of 19 (including essay portion)

Please check with the Office of Enrollment Services if you took the SAT or ACT tests prior to the addition of the writing portion of the tests. SAT/ACT tests must be retaken if students have been out of school at least five years.

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Transfer Admission Requirements

A transfer student is anyone with 20 quarter (14 semester) or more hours of transferable college credits. A transfer student must meet the following minimum academic standards for admission into LIFE’s Undergraduate programs:

  • Transfer students must have official transcripts forwarded from all accredited institutions, colleges or universities attended.
  • High school transcripts must also be forwarded for all students with fewer than 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of college credits.
  • Transfer students must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale as calculated by Life University. Life University’s Undergraduate programs use earned credits (or hours) from all colleges attended to compute the grade point average for admission to the programs.
  • Transfer applicants who are not eligible to return to the last institution attended will be considered for admission on a provisional basis.
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Early High School Graduates Admission Requirements

If high school students have met all high school graduation requirements by the end of the fall semester of their senior year, they may be provisionally admitted for the spring semester of their senior year as a freshman student under the following conditions:

  • All general freshman admission requirements met
  • High school counselor must submit a letter indicating that the student has met all high school graduation requirements but will not receive a diploma until her/his graduating class receives diploma
  • Registration will be permitted for one term only. Students will not be permitted to register for subsequent terms until final high school transcript with graduation date has been received.

If a student cannot provide the aforementioned documentation, the student may apply as an Early Entry Student.

Early High School Graduates and Early Entry Students are not eligible for financial aid and may not reside on campus.

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Provisional Admission Requirements:

Any applicant who only partially satisfies entrance requirements may be granted admission as a Provisional Student. There are four categories of Provisional Students:

  • Freshmen and transfers with fewer than 20 hours of transfer credit who do not meet minimum admission requirements and/or students who score between 990-1450 on the SAT or 14-18 on the ACT. These numbers are based on the addition of the writing portion of the SAT and ACT tests. If you have taken the test(s) prior to the addition of the writing portion, please check with the Office of Enrollment Services regarding scores.
  • Transfer students who are not eligible to return to the last attended institution.
  • Transfer students with 20 or more quarter hours of college work with an overall GPA of less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Life University uses earned credit hours from all colleges attended to compute the grade point average for admission to the program.

Acceptance into the Undergraduate program does not imply acceptance into the Didactic program for Dietetics, College of Chiropractic or the Graduate program.

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Returning Undergraduate Students

Students are considered returning if they have been out for three quarters or more. After three quarters, students will need to take the following steps to be readmitted:

  • Students must reapply to the University
  • Application fee will be waived
  • If the students have attended other colleges or universities since studying at LIFE, official transcripts must be obtained from those institutions
  • If cumulative GPA is below 2.0, students will need to write an appeal letter and their file will be sent to the committee for review.
  • Written notifications will be sent to students once a decision has been made.
  • Returning students may be subject to committee review if they have been out of school five years or longer.
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Criminal Record

All applicants must reveal whether they have a criminal record and cooperate by providing complete information for its review. A record of serious criminal convictions, particularly for a felony, may disqualify an applicant for admission. In addition, all prospective or enrolled students in the Nutrition programs must reveal whether they have a criminal record and cooperate by providing full information for its review as it may pertain to nutrition education and licensure. A record of serious criminal convictions, particularly for a felony, disqualifies an applicant for licensure in most states.

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