admission counselors work with students to make the admission process as
straightforward and engaging as possible. Admission counselors also serve students
as the main points of contact with Stritch’s financial aid office.
Application for admission
student who is seeking entry to Stritch directly from high school or with less
than 12 college credits attempted at another institution should complete the
Freshman – Traditional Daytime Programs application. Applications may be submitted prior to a student
beginning his or her senior year of high school, but will not be reviewed until
after September 1 of the student’s senior year.
Admission process for incoming freshmen
A student is required to submit official high school
transcripts or an official GED score directly to the Office of Undergraduate
Admissions. A student must also submit official ACT or SAT scores if he or she
will be entering directly from high school or will be less than one year
removed from his or her high school graduation. Stritch also accepts ACT and
SAT scores as official if reported on an official high school transcript. If a
student has previously earned or attempted college credits at any other institutions,
including through Youth Options or Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), then
official transcripts are required from those institutions. Additionally, a
student who has been out of high school for more than one year or has earned his
or her GED must complete a Stritch ASSET Placement Test as part of the
application process (See Accepted Students page for more details.) Some specific programs require submission of additional
information as part of the application process.
for incoming freshmen
In order to determine admission status, Stritch takes into
account an incoming freshman’s unweighted high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and
the ACT composite score or SAT reading comprehension and math scores. A student
who does not meet the admission requirements may be conditionally admitted.
- High school grade
point average: An incoming freshman’s high school GPA is a measure of
performance in the context of that high school’s specific curriculum. Stritch
makes admission decisions based on a student’s unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.
- ACT or SAT score:
Scores on standardized tests help Stritch to evaluate applicants from different
schools in relation to one another. Stritch requires submission of either the
ACT composite score or the SAT reading comprehension and math scores from all
high school students seeking admission. The college codes for Stritch for each
test are: ACT – 4568; SAT (College Board) – 003837.
requirements for the Associate of Science in Nursing (A.D.N.) program
To be considered for admission to the Associate of Science in Nursing (A.D.N.) program as an incoming freshmen, a
student must have earned a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0
scale) from an accredited high school and have ranked in the top 50% of the
high school graduating class, or earned a score of 250 or higher on the GED.
Additionally, a student must have earned a composite score of 20 or higher on
the ACT, or 940 or higher on the combined SAT reading comprehension and math
Admission to this program also requires certification as a
Nursing Assistant (CNA) prior to the start of the program, as well as benchmark
scores on the NLN Pre-Admission Exam for Registered Nurses (NLN PAX RN). The
application deadlines for this high-demand program are March 1 for fall
admission and October 1 for spring admission.
Stritch makes offers of admission to students on a rolling basis, which means
there is no deadline for applications, with the exception of applications to
the A.D.N. program, as described above. However, scholarships and other
financial aid may be impacted by a student’s application date, so all students
should plan to complete the application process as soon as possible in order to
ensure maximum aid opportunities. Once all application materials have been
received by Stritch, a student should expect to learn of their admission status
within one week. A student applying to the A.D.N. program will be notified of his
or her admission status after the corresponding application deadlines as
Stritch awards credit for performance on the AP examinations. A student should
check with his or her admission counselor for the specific acceptable AP exam
scores for which Stritch awards credit.
Baccalaureate (IB) credit
Stritch awards credit for performance on the IB examinations. A student
should check with his or her admission counselor for the specific acceptable IB
exam scores for which Stritch awards credit.
College courses taken
in high school
A student who has earned credit for college coursework while enrolled in high
school is encouraged to submit official transcripts to the Office of
Undergraduate Admissions for review. Typically, courses will transfer if
Stritch offers a comparable course and the student has earned a grade of ‘C’ or
outside of the United States
Applicants educated outside of the United States must follow academic admission procedures relating
to English ability and credential evaluation described on the International Admissions page.