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:
- 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?
Eastern University, long touting the motto of faith, reason, and justice, has made the decision to adopt a test-blind approach to all undergraduate admission decisions for the 2021-22 academic year. A test-blind admissions policy means that test scores will not be considered for regular admission, regardless of whether the student submits scores or not.
Eastern approved a test-optional admissions policy beginning in 2018, which allowed for prospective students to choose whether or not to submit test scores in addition to their other application materials. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the issue of accessibility to testing, as well as continued emotional stress and financial strain on prospective students and their families, Eastern University believes that approving a test-blind admissions policy is the logical next step to ensure a fair and appropriate application process for all students at this time.
You can monitor your application status through our online application portal. Please reach out to our admissions department if you are experiencing technical difficulties.