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Freshman Admission Requirements

The most important factors in the admission decision are the academic record (including courses taken, grades attained, and class standing) followed by SAT or ACT scores. We also consider the extracurricular activities, community involvement, and a student's potential to contribute positively to the Campbell campus environment. Applicants are encouraged to pursue a rigorous program of study throughout their four years of high school. For transfers, previous college work is the primary factor, followed by high school performance and SAT or ACT scores.

Campbell requires incoming students to have taken the following courses as part of their high school curriculum:

High School Course Requirements

Subject Area Number of Credits
English 4
College-Prep Math (must have Algebra II and Geometry) 3
Social Sciences (one must be US History) 2
Natural Sciences (one must be a laboratory science) 2
Foreign Language (recommended but not required) 2

Campbell recommends taking 2 credit hours of a foreign language in high school. Students with no background in a foreign language have a more difficult time passing college-level language courses.

Standardized Test Requirements

Campbell University accepts either the SAT or ACT college entrance exams. You must take one of these tests to be considered for admission to the University.

Home Schooled Students

Campbell welcomes applications from home schooled students. Although they currently make up a small portion of the applicant pool, applications from home schooled students continue to increase. We recognize that your experience as a home schooled student will be somewhat different from students in traditional schools. We'll look at your academic record and non-academic interests and commitments within the context of your particular home school curriculum and experience. We understand that for many home schooled students there is not as clear a distinction between academic and non-academic activities as there might be for students in a traditional high school.

The more you can document for us and describe what you have done during your high school years, academically and otherwise, the better. Feel free to go beyond the questions on our application forms if they don't cover everything you think is important for us to know. There may also be questions that simply don't apply in the case of a home schooled student. You and others completing forms on your behalf may leave those questions blank.

Academic Preparation and Transcript for Home Schooled Students

In general, we look for students who have challenged themselves with rigorous study in a range of academic areas during their high school years, but the exact course of study varies among our successful applicants. Please provide us with detailed information about the academic program you have pursued. If you are not able to provide a traditional transcript of course grades, include an outline of your high school curriculum. If you have taken any courses at a school, college, online or by correspondence, please be sure to have official transcripts sent to the Campbell Admissions Office.

SAT and ACT for Home Schooled Students

All applicants, including home schooled students, are expected to take the SAT or the ACT.

 Non-Traditional Admission Requirements

The Undergraduate Transfer Admissions Office will handle the applications and inquiries for all main campus transfers students, second bachelor's degree seeking students, non-degree seeking students (visiting), campus transfers, and returning students.  This does not include Dual Enrolled or Early College students. Early College and Dual Enrolled students will apply as freshmen. However, the links on this page will help as you select college-level courses you wish to transfer into your intended major here at Campbell University.

 

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

An applicant is considered to be a transfer student if they have completed any number of college credit hours after their official high school graduation date.

-Application
-College Transcript(s)
-High School Transcripts
-SAT or ACT score*

*If it has been at least one year since an applicant’s high school graduation, we will not require the SAT or ACT score to be submitted. However, if the SAT/ACT is not submitted and the applicant is not transferring in credit that will be considered greater than or equal to our college algebra (Math 111) and or Academic Writing (ENGL101), the applicant will be required to complete our Math 110 and/or English 100 courses. The Admissions Office reserves the right to require transfer applicants who have not taken the SAT to do so. The determination will be made on a case-by-case basis and at the discretion of the Admissions Office.

In addition to the above requirements, transfer students must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. For transfer students, more consideration is given to college coursework than high school grades and SAT/ACT scores. The Admissions Office does reserve the right to waive the SAT/ACT requirement for transfer students, which happens on a case-by-case basis. In order to waive the SAT/ACT requirement, a student must be at least one year removed from his/her high school graduation date. Note: Waiving the SAT/ACT requirement may cause students to be automatically placed in developmental math and English courses. These developmental courses can only be bypassed if required SAT/ACT scores are submitted, or a student transfers in credit that is equal to or greater than our math and English requirements. SAT/ACT scores may also result in higher scholarship awards for transfers.

Campbell University does not require a minimum number of hours in order to transfer. Transfer students must be in good academic and social standing at the school from which they are transferring. A transfer student will be considered on the basis of their overall college record. Work attempted and/or completed at the two-year institutions may receive up to 64 hours of credit. Applicants from four-year institutions do not have a limit on the amount of hours that will transfer. These courses will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. In order to earn a bachelor's degree from Campbell, a student must complete the final 32 hours at Campbell, and 12 of thse hours must be upper level (300-400) courses.

A transfer student will be considered on the basis of their overall college record. Work attempted and/or completed at the two-year institutions may receive up to 64 hours of credit. Transfer students from four-year institutions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for credit. The final 32 hours of a degree must be taken at Campbell University.

Special Non Degree Seeking Student (Visiting Student) Admission Requirements

-Application Only

A visiting student is titled “Special Non- Degree Seeking” on our application. This is a student who wishes to take undergraduate courses but does not intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree from Campbell.

Special students are welcome to take courses during any of our fall, spring, or summer terms. Special students must be in good academic and social standings at their previously attended institutions.

Apply for admission by completing the online application.

Special Students must submit a new application for admission at the start of each semester they intend to take courses at Campbell. Special students are not required to submit transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities. Special students are not eligible for financial aid or transfer merit-scholarships

Campus Transfer Admission Requirements

-Application

-College Transcript(s) from schools attended after your last semester of enrollment with Campbell

You are considered a campus transfer student if you have previously attended one of Campbell University's Extended or Online Campuses.You will need to apply for admission to the main campus. You can do this by completing the online application. On your application, please select that you are applying as a Campus Transfer. In the "colleges attended" sections of the application, please list all colleges, including Campbell, that you have attended in the past. We will have all of your previously submitted documents on file, and you will only need to submit transcripts from colleges attended following your time at Campbell University.

Returning Student Admission Requirements

-Application

-College Transcript(s) from schools attended after your last semester of enrollment with Campbell

You are considered a returning student if you have previously attended Campbell University's Main Campus but have been absent from Campbell for one semester or more. We are glad that you are considering returning to Campbell to complete your baccalaureate degree!

You will need to re-apply for admission. You can do this by completing the online application.

On your application, please select that you are applying as a Returning Student. In the "colleges attended" sections of the application, please list all colleges, including Campbell, that you have attended in the past. We will have all of your previously submitted documents on file, and you will only need to submit transcripts from colleges attended during your absence from Campbell University.

Second Bachelor’s Degree Admission Requirements

-Application
-College Transcript(s)
-High School Transcripts

Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university can apply to Campbell University in order to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, licensure, or to fulfill prerequisites for a graduate or professional program. Second bachelor’s degree students are eligible for the transfer merit scholarship.

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