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Freshmen Students

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Whether you’re a new, incoming freshman or a transfer student with credits from another school, the admissions process at Maryville is easy to understand. If you know what program you’d like to study, check to see if there are any special requirements for admission. To explore Maryvilles many programs of study visit our Academics section. If there are none, you only need to meet the basic requirements for the university below before you apply to Maryville.

Admission Requirements


  • High school diploma with a minimum of 22 units of credit including four units of English, three units of mathematics, two units of science, two units of social sciences (social studies) and three additional units in any of the above areas or in a foreign language
  • High school grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT assessment composite score of 20 or an SAT-I (Scholastic Assessment Test) combined score of 950
  • Secondary School Report (Counselor Recommendation)

Applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above and GED applicants (who are considered on a case-by-case basis) may be asked to submit additional material, come to Maryville for a personal interview and/or complete additional testing before a decision about admission is made.

Transfer Students

  • 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale in college work is required for admission*
  • ACT or SAT score required for admission to certain programs
  • High school transcripts required for transfers with fewer than 30 transferable hours or for admission to certain programs
  • Maximum of 68 credit hours from a two-year college will be counted toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree
  • Completed associates degree in a specific area counted as a minor in the completion of a bachelor’s degree**
  • Last 30 credit hours of bachelor’s degree must be taken at Maryville
  • One half of major and minor (if required) must be taken at Maryville

Maryville University will accept transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions. Transfer credits from institutions and programs with other accreditations approved by the Department of Education will be considered, and acceptance will be decided by individual programs. All transferring students with credits are advised to meet with their degree program advisers for planning the application of these credits toward a Maryville University degree.

Students who possess an Associate of Arts General Transfer degree from an accredited institution, which follows the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education guidelines, or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution have fulfilled Maryville’s general education requirement.

*Students with less than a 2.0 GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be
asked to participate in a personal interview and testing before a decision on admission is made.

**If courses from associates degree are applied to major, those courses must be replaced by additional courses for the minor.

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