To be considered for freshman admission, students must submit the following:
Test Optional Fall 2021
Mansfield University is now test-optional for applicants seeking admission for fall 2021. Students will be guaranteed admission to Mansfield University if they achieve a high school GPA of 3.2 or greater at the end of their junior year.Applications that do not meet the guaranteed admissions criteria above will be evaluated on an individual basis. The admissions office may request additional information to support the application.
Students who completed a standardized test (such as the SAT or ACT) and would like to submit those scores for consideration may still do so. Scores submitted to the admissions office will be used as part of the application review process.
Certain academic programs require individual review of applications and are not included in the guaranteed admission process. These select programs include:
• AAS Radiologic Technology
• BS Biology
• BS Chemistry
• BS Geosciences
• BS Mathematics
• BS Nutrition
• BS Respiratory Care
• BSN Nursing
In addition, although we are test optional for admission, standardized test scores may be required when applying for certain scholarships.
For more information on test optional, please contact the Admissions Office at 570-662-4243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Extra-Curricular Activities
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.
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.
Test Scores and GPA: Average Student Profile
Average SAT Score Total: 1040
Average Cumulative High School GPA: 3.37
*The Mansfield University Office of Admissions will conduct a holistic review of every student’s application materials. While these numbers reflect our average student profile, we encourage students to speak with their personal admissions counselor about specific requirements for their program of interest.
Some departments, including Nursing, Radiology, and Respiratory Care, require students to meet additional, major-specific admission requirements. Please see the Mansfield University Undergraduate Catalog for more details regarding specific requirements for your program of interest.
Music Students are required to successfully complete an audition with the Music Department in order 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.
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 CollegeBoard.org 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 570-662-4408.
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
We participate in the national College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Mansfield University grants credit for CLEP SUBJECT examinations, but does not grant credit for the CLEP GENERAL examination. Subject examinations are available in the areas of business, composition, education, foreign languages, humanities, mathematics, science, and social science.
CLEP offers a way to earn college credits for prior learning and may shorten the length of the college experience. The minimum score to earn credit is 50. Information regarding CLEP examinations is available from the Registrar’s Office.
Students transferring from a non-accredited institution may opt to gain alternate credits through completion of CLEP exams. For information you may contact Wanda Labar at email@example.com, 570-662-4771 or visit South Hall 212.