Admission Requirements

Bachelor's Completion in Early Childhood Education

To be accepted to the Early Childhood Education bachelor's completion program at Stritch, students must:

  • Apply for admission as a transfer student to Cardinal Stritch University
  • Submit official transcripts from every college or university attended in a sealed envelope to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Have an associate degree in Early Childhood (or equivalent courses) from an accredited college or university
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale from all prior college coursework
    (conditional/probationary acceptance may be granted on an individual basis)
  • Submit two completed reference forms
  • Submit proof of access to preschool children either as a classroom teacher or assistant
    (If not currently employed as either, the Early Childhood Education placement coordinator will arrange for an unpaid placement in an early childhood classroom with a Stritch partner)

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation from the Early Childhood Education bachelor's completion program, students must:

  • Complete the course work with a 2.75 overall grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale with no individual grade below a C-
  • Obtain faculty recommendation for graduation
  • Complete and pass all field experience courses

For more information, please contact Major Cooper at (414) 410-4061, toll-free (800) 347-8822, ext. 4061, or