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. We place the student's best interest at the forefront of our application review process and select students for admission who demonstrate the potential for academic achievement and personal growth.

Our admission counseling team will evaluate each student's in-class performance and extracurricular involvement, considering the following components:

  • Strength of Curriculum
  • High School Class Rank
  • Grade Point Average
  • High School Profile
  • SAT or ACT Test Score
  • Recommendations
  • Extra-Curricular Activities

The application process for high school seniors and first time students requires the following:

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 early. We recommend that fall semester applicants apply for admission prior to Thanksgiving of their senior year in high school. Our academic programs are highly competitive and may reach capacity. It is recommended that students contact their personal admission counselor to review individual goals.

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.

Advanced 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.