Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 12
12 University Admission Procedures and Policies
Military or Veteran Student - Military service personnel and veterans
of military service. (see page 14)
Robert Heil, Director of Admissions
ACU Box 29000; Abilene, Texas 79699-9000
Welcome Center, Zellner Hall, Room 100
Phone: 325-674-2650 (in Abilene) or 800-460-6228 (outside Abilene)
A goal of the director of admissions is to admit a broad range
of well-prepared students. The availability of student financial
aid facilitates this goal by permitting the university to consider
applicants without regard to their ability to pay full tuition costs.
(See the Financial Aid section of this catalog, page 33.) Abilene
Christian University complies with all applicable federal and state
non-discrimination laws, and does not engage in prohibited
discrimination on the basis of race, color, nationality or ethnic origin,
gender, age or disability in admissions decisions, financial aid and
provision of student services, programs and activities. As a private
educational institution, however, ACU reserves the right to deny
admission to any applicant whose academic preparation, character
or personal conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the
purposes and objectives of the university.
The purpose of the admissions process is to identify applicants who are
likely to succeed academically at ACU and contribute positively to the
campus community. The process considers such factors as high school
records (including courses taken, grade trends and rank in class), score
on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test
(ACT), references, extracurricular activities and honors. Admission
or denial of admission is not based on any single factor.
Student Admission Categories
Academic Fresh Start Student - A student who previously attended
ACU and has not been enrolled in any college or university for at
least five years may request approval for Academic Fresh Start.
(see page 14)
Audit Student - A student who neither receives a grade nor
participates in classroom examinations. (see page 14)
Bachelor of Applied Studies Student - A non-traditional student who
is 25 years or older and has at least two years work or volunteer
experience may apply for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Studies
Program. (see page 13)
Freshman Student - A student matriculating from high school or the
GED program. (see page 12)
Graduate Student - A student who has received a bachelor's degree
and is admitted to a master's degree program. (see page 119)
Honors Student - A student who has met the requirements and has
been accepted by application for admission into the Honors Program.
(see page 13)
Intercollege Student - A student who is admitted to ACU,
Hardin-Simmons or McMurry and who takes courses at any of these
universities to count toward his or her degree by completing an
intercollege enrollment form. (see page 13)
International Student - A student who is not a U.S. citizen and holds
a non-immigrant visa (eligible to study in the U.S.). (see page 13)
Junior Scholars Student - A student who has completed his or her
junior year in high school and has been accepted for admission into
the Junior Scholars Program. (see page 14)
coach) who are not related to the student. These references
should evaluate the candidate's character and potential to
succeed at ACU and to contribute to the campus environment.
Please use the reference forms provided with the application.
Non-degree/Transient Student - A student who desires to take one
or more courses at ACU without pursuing a degree. (see page 14)
Nursing Student - A student who has been admitted into the Abilene
Intercollegiate School of Nursing degree program. (see page 105)
Re-admitting Student - A student who previously attended ACU,
was away for one or more semesters, and desires to return (includes
students who were required to leave). (see page 14)
Student Success Student - A student who is conditionally admitted to
the university and is required to participate in the Student Success Program.
(see page 116)
Transfer Student - A student who has attended another accredited
college or university and desires to attend ACU to pursue a degree.
(see page 17)
The director of admissions can consider freshman applications from
students who have not graduated from high school but have passed
the General Educational Development equivalency test and from
persons 21 years of age or older who present strong evidence of
ability to succeed in college. To be considered for admission to an
undergraduate degree program at ACU, a prospective student must
see that the director of admissions receives the following:
1. Completed application form accompanied by a non-refundable
processing fee. Applicants who do not have a Social Security
Number should secure one before submitting an application.
2. Official transcripts of all previous academic work. If the
applicant has not completed high school at the time of
application, he or she should have the high school send a
transcript of course work completed-to-date. After graduation,
the student should have the high school send a complete,
official transcript showing both the date of graduation and
the final class rank. It is the applicant's responsibility to
request that the official transcript from the high school be
mailed directly to the admissions office.
Definition of an "Official" Transcript
To be official, a transcript, labeled "official" by the issuing
institution, must be transmitted in a sealed envelope, directly
from the issuing institution to the receiving institution. For
incoming students, ACU is the receiving institution. ACU
supplies official transcripts for its current and former students in
good standing to other institutions and prospective employers.
This process will be carried out only upon the signed request
of the student and after bills and "holds" have been cleared.
No changes will be made to a student's transcript after the
degree has been posted.
3. SAT or ACT scores (not required of some transfer students,
see Transfer Admission)
College Board (for SAT scores)
Achievement Testing Program
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-1200
SAT COLLEGE CODE FOR ACU IS 6001.
ACT Registration (for ACT scores)
Iowa City, Iowa 52243-0414
ACT COLLEGE CODE FOR ACU IS 4050.
SAT or ACT scores must be submitted by all freshmen. Contact
SAT or ACT directly to request scores. Applicants are required
to take one of these tests at the earliest possible date.
Prospective students cannot be admitted unless SAT or ACT
scores are on file. The SAT is the primary test for the university;
however, either test will be acceptable for admission purposes
provided that the student achieves sufficient results.
4. Two references using the forms provided. An applicant
should arrange to have two references sent to the director of
admissions: one from a teacher and one from an activities
leader (such as a youth minister, employer, band director or
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