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First Year Application
TLU follows a rolling admission policy, which means that an admissions decision is made after the application file is completed by the applicant. A freshman student application is considered complete only after all items on the application checklist have been received.
- Application for admission including $40 application fee; waived prior to February 1
- Official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Writing sample
- Recommendation letter from your high school counselor or a teacher of a core academic subject
- Applicants who wish to be considered for fall enrollment must have all required documents (listed above) received in the Office of Admissions by August 10, 2015 by 5:00 pm.
If you meet either of the criteria below you will be accepted under TLU's assured admission policy. A writing sample and recommendation letter are generally not required with assured admission, however, the admissions committee may ask for additional documentation before reaching an admissions decision.
Option 1: Students who have an academic core grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale) and rank in the top 15% of their high school graduating class. Note: Official ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and advising.
Option 2: Students who have earned a composite ACT score of at least 24 (1090 SAT combined score on the Math and Critical Reading sections) and an academic core GPA of at least a 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale)
An applicant who has been home-schooled is expected to submit all the documents required for regular high school graduates with the exception of a high school diploma. The applicant must submit a certified copy of the curriculum used, listing courses for each year and showing grades obtained. A personal interview may also be requested.
An applicant who will be graduating from high school in three years is expected to submit all the documents required for the four-year graduate with the exception of the junior year transcript. Initial review of the file will be made from the sophomore year transcript.
An applicant submitting a GED in place of the high school diploma will need to submit an official score report of the GED. A personal interview may also be requested.