CANDIDATES FOR THE FRESHMAN CLASS AT CALDWELL UNIVERSITY ARE SELECTED BASED ON:
High School Transcript:
An official high school transcript or official results from G.E.D. exam.
The average GPA for Caldwell’s incoming freshman class was around a 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, or a B average.
What we look at in your transcript:
- A class rank indicative of serious preparation for college.
- Completion of sixteen units of work in college preparatory courses.
These should include successful completion of four units of English, two units of foreign language, two units of college preparatory mathematics, two units of science (at least one of which must be laboratory science), one unit of history, and other college preparatory courses. A student who has sixteen units but has not satisfied all the prerequisites may be admitted on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions provided evidence is given of ability to pursue college work.
Standardized Test Score(s):
Satisfactory performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with essay or American College Test (ACT) with essay.
The mid-50 range for SAT scores at Caldwell is 900-1150 (Math and Critical Reading sections only). The equivalent in ACT terms would be 19-24. In evaluating your scores, we combine the totals of your highest Math and highest Critical Reading sections.
Letters of Recommendation:
At least two written recommendations from a reputable source (faculty, coaches, guidance counselors, employer supervisor, etc.). You can download our Recommendation Form here.
Essay or Graded Paper:
You should submit, along with your completed application, a graded essay/term paper written in the last year or submit a response to one of the following questions using between 250 and 500 words:
- Who are the people who have done the most to influence your personal development and in what ways were they influential?
- How do you feel a college degree will allow you to be a better person and help others?
- An essay of your choosing that will allow the admissions committee more insight to you as a person and your academic performance .
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements for International Students.
- Official Secondary School Transcripts evaluated by any the following agencies: WES (www.wes.org), ECE (www.ece.org ), or AACRAO (www.accrao.org ) but we would be willing to use evaluations from any NACES member agency. Members can be found at: www.naces.org/members.htm.
- Standardized exams. You must submit at least one of the following test scores: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. However, in order to be considered for Academic Scholarships, you must submit either the SAT or the ACT scores. More information about these exams can be found at: www.ets.org/toefl , www.ielts.org , www.collegeboard.com or www.actsudent.org.