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Mansfield University... Developing Tomorrow's Leaders First Time Students

First Time Students


Admission Requirements:

Mansfield University is committed to student success and to developing tomorrow's leaders. At MU, we evaluate each student's admission file on an individual basis and we intend to provide an appropriate admission decision that equates to each student's potential for maximum growth and achievement.

Mansfield University seeks to enroll a diverse student population who intends to work hard and desires to make a difference. Our admission counseling team will evaluate each student's in-class performance and extracurricular involvement. In reviewing an admission file, our team of professionals will carefully examine a student's academic credentials to ensure:

  • A solid GPA has been earned (high school and college GPA as applicable)

  • Proficiency in college preparatory coursework is demonstrated and/or mixed core curriculum has been proven

  • Average to above average score(s) have been earned on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and/or ACT

Mansfield University accepts the SAT and/or ACT and will use the highest combination of scores available when rendering an admission decision.

Mansfield University maintains a rolling admission policy, but encourages students to apply sooner than later. As a good rule of thumb, we recommend students apply by Thanksgiving, prior to the said start term. Our academic programs are highly competitive and various academic programs reach capacity annually.

First-Year Application Process:

In addition to submitting your admission application and $25.00 application fee, the following credentials are required and should be forwarded to the Mansfield University Office of Admissions:

  • Official High School Transcript or General Educational Development Report (GED)

  • Official Score Report [Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) and/or ACT]

  • Official Transcripts identifying earned collegiate credits (if applicable)

Note: SAT and/or ACT score(s) are not required if you are 21 years of age or older, or are a minimum of two years removed from high school.

Music Students:

Music Students are required to successfully complete an audition with the Music Department to be accepted into a Music program. Once you have submitted your admission application to the University, please submit your application to schedule an audition. Please visit our Music Department webpage for further information regarding audition requirements and audition dates.

Advance Placement:

We accept high school courses completed under the National Advanced Placement (AP) program prior to admission to the University. A minimum score of three (3) on the qualifying examinations is required for award of credit. No more than 24 credits earned by such examinations may be applied toward graduation requirements. Please submit the official score report from for review for transfer credits.

International Baccalaureate Program (IB):

The International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) collaborates with secondary schools around the world on programs for students ages 16 through 19. The two-year comprehensive curriculum allows participating students and IB graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems. In addition to applied academics, the IB program works with students to develop responsible citizenship, leadership skills, and cultural sensitivity.

IB students entering Mansfield University may receive 6-8 credits for each higher level IB examination completed with a score of 4-7. Credits are awarded for higher level subjects. No credit is awarded for subsidiary-level subjects.

For more information regarding IB credits, please contact our Transcript Evaluator, Amy Smith, at 570-662-4204.

Mansfield University is a proud member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC)

Pennsylvania's Premier Public Liberal Arts University