Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 2005-2006 Page: 13
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University Admission Procedures and Policies 13
5. Office of Residence Life Education and Housing
ACU Box 29004; Abilene, Texas 79699-9004
McKinzie Hall, Room 121
Single first- and second-year students are required to live in
campus residences, and a reservation deposit will be required.
(See Campus Life for further details.) A space will be reserved
in a residence hall with the deposit and Housing Request Form.
The housing reservation deposit is refundable until May 1.
A Housing Request Form may be obtained at the Admissions
Office. A deposit must accompany the completed form when
it is returned to the Admissions Office. A Housing Petition is
required of students who are eligible to live off campus but
are typically required to live in residence halls (first- and second-
year students, etc.). To review a list of qualifications for this
exemption, see www.acu.edu/reslife, or see page 29 of this
catalog. A petition may be obtained from the Office of
Residence Life Education and Housing and returned to the
same office. Please see page 29 for a more complete
presentation of our housing policies.
6. Completed Health Record Form with a current medical history
and immunization records. Health records must be submitted
to Health Services by August 1 for the fall term. Deadline for
the spring term is December 1. An applicant must submit a
completed Health Record Form with a current medical history
and immunization records. Information furnished will be kept
confidential and will be used for the purpose of providing
necessary health care for the student. A tuberculin skin test
within the past 12 months, a tetanus-diphtheria booster
within the past 10 years, and the dates of two MMR (measles,
mumps and rubella) vaccines are required. Failure to submit
a completed health record will prevent registration for
Bachelor Of Applied Studies
David Gotcher, Chair
Department of Applied Studies
ACU Box 28082; Abilene, Texas 79699-8082
1626 Campus Court
The College of Arts and Sciences offers the Bachelor of Applied Studies
to encourage adults to complete their degrees. The program offers
students an opportunity to combine previous college experience with
skills training received on the job to form a foundation on which to
complete their degree. Special efforts are made to incorporate the
adult learners into the university environment.
Special off-campus offerings, Study Abroad activities or
intercollege courses will be subject to additional costs and
require an advisor's approval.
1. Minimum age of 25.
2. Minimum of two years work or volunteer experience.
3. Interview with the BAS advisor.
4. Bachelor of Applied Studies Application and non-refundable
5. Satisfactory official transcripts of all previous college work.
A high school transcript is required if fewer than 30 college
semester hours have been earned.
6. A two-page, typed statement of purpose.
7. Two letters of recommendation from non-family members
(one personal, one academic or job-related).
8. Without an associate's degree or with fewer than 64 acceptable
college semester hours, appropriate test scores (e.g. SAT/ACT,
COMPASS, WAIS, TONI or placement testing) are required.
See the Graduate School section of this catalog (page 119).
Honors Program Admission
Chris Willerton, Director
ACU Box 29142; Abilene, Texas 79699-9142
Hardin Administration Building, Room 216
Students may not register for Honors Program classes until they are
formally admitted to the program. Applications are available in the
program office or on the Web. Freshman applicants will be accepted
unconditionally if they satisfy the following criteria: (1) they must
either have a high school grade point average of 3.75 or rank in the
top 10 percent of their high school class; and (2) they must have either
an SAT score of at least 1220 or an ACT score of at least 27; and they
must submit a satisfactory HP Application Essay. Instructions and the
online application are at www.acu.edu/honors. Advanced students
(including transfers) need a solid record in their previous college work.
Students whose qualifications are slightly below the standard may
petition to enter the program on probation. These students should
submit a letter describing their grades and other evidence of high
ability and motivation (e.g., special awards or success in honors
courses). To stay in the Honors Program, a student must maintain a
cumulative GPA of 3.2 as a freshman, 3.3 as a sophomore and 3.4 as a
junior. Graduation with Honors Program distinction requires a 3.5.
International Student Admission
Kevin Kehl, Director
Center for International and Intercultural Education
ACU Box 28226, Abilene, Texas 79699-8226 USA
Hardin Administration Building, Room 215
International students applying for admission to Abilene Christian
University are given the same consideration as other students, except
that they must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign
Language (TOEFL) and show evidence of ability to understand and
use English sufficiently well to succeed in their work at ACU. The
Center for International and Intercultural Education issues the
1-20 form, Certificate of Eligibility to international students
admitted to the university.
International and international transfer applicants must arrange to
have an official transcript in English (mailed by the registrar to ACU
at the above address) from the high school of graduation and each
university previously attended. (To ensure evaluation, the transfer
applicant should provide a catalog and syllabus in English.)
Students enrolled at ACU may concurrently register for courses
at Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University. The three
universities have entered into an agreement whereby students
who are matriculated in any one of the universities may register
for courses at the other universities. This is especially helpful when
a required course is not available at the university where the
student is pursuing his or her degree. Courses taken by ACU
students through intercollege enrollment count toward degree
requirements, provided approval has been secured in advance.
It is the student's responsibility to make certain that courses taken
through this arrangement will satisfy his or her individual degree
requirements. (Courses taken under the intercollege agreement
are not considered as transfer courses.)
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