Eastern University expects prospective students to have followed a college preparatory curriculum in their secondary education, including courses in humanities, mathematics, laboratory sciences and social studies. The University will consider prospective students for admission based on the following criteria:
- Optional Test Scores: SAT combined critical reasoning and mathematics subscores (400 to 1600) of at least 1000, ACT composite score of at least 20, or CLT score of 72.
- Class Rank: graduating in the top 50% of one’s high school class
- Letters of reference indicating a strong likelihood of succeeding at Eastern
- A personal essay responding to the Mission and Faith Statement of the University
Prospective Students who do not meet the above standards but are highly motivated are invited to apply and may be asked to come to campus for an interview and placement testing before an admissions decision is made.
Do I need to submit test scores to apply to Eastern University?
Students are not required to submit test scores in order to be admitted into Eastern University. However, in order to be considered for our top academic scholarship or to be considered for certain majors (including Nursing), a test score is required with your application. (Eastern University reserves the right to request test scores from any applicant when additional information to make an admissions decision is needed.)
Students who elect to attend Eastern University without submitting standardized test scores will be automatically placed in ENGL 091: Fundamentals of Writing, the precursor to ENGL 102: College Writing. However, students are encouraged to submit their own original academic writing sample to their admissions counselor, which will be reviewed by members of the English Department for possible waiver of ENGL 091 and placement in ENGL 102. An acceptable writing sample might include an essay written for an upper-level high school class in areas such as English, History, Social Studies, or other humanities-related subjects including Honors or AP courses.