Admission Requirements

First Time Freshman

Unconditional Admission - High School graduates may be admitted as Freshmen to Troy University on the basis of acceptable high school records (minimum 2.0 GPA; "C" average) and scores achieved on the American College Testing Program (minimum composite of 20 on the ACT), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (minimum composite of 950 or 1030 if taken since March 2016). Applicants who are 25 years of age or older are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores for admission to the university. All applicants who are graduates of accredited high schools must submit an official transcript showing graduation and a minimum of fifteen Carnegie units, with three or more units in English. Of the units presented, eleven must be in academic courses. Applicants who are graduates of non-accredited secondary schools may be admitted provided they meet the same requirements as students from accredited schools. Pending judgment of the Admissions Committee, these students are expected to complete satisfactory academic work.

Conditional Admission - An applicant who does not qualify for unconditional admission may enroll at Troy University as a conditionally admitted student if he/she meets the following criteria: If the high school grade point average is less than 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale), the applicant must have a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT/950 SAT or 1030 SAT (if taken since March 2016).

If the applicant's composite score on the ACT is 17-19/ 830 SAT or 910 SAT (if taken since March 2016),  he/she must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale). The conditionally admitted student will be permitted to carry a maximum course load of 14 semester hours until he/she has attempted 24 semester hours of TROY work. Within the beginning and ending dates of a Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester, concurrent enrollment in the semester and any term(s) may not exceed 14 hours. The student will follow prescribed courses of study designed to strengthen his/her basic skills. Specific courses must be taken where weaknesses have been demonstrated. Conditionally admitted students who compile an overall C (2.0) average upon completion of at least 12-24 semester hours of TROY work will be granted unconditional admission status. Credits earned by a conditionally admitted student are recorded on the permanent record of the student and will apply, if applicable, toward a regular undergraduate degree program. If the student fails to earn an overall C average (2.0) in all work attempted during the conditional period, he/she will be dropped from the program and will be unable to return to TROY until the overall grade point average is 2.0 on all college work attempted.

GED First Time Freshman

The university assumes that an applicant will have earned a high school diploma prior to enrolling. If the applicant is under 25 years of age, the ACT/SAT is required for admission. Students with an irregular educational background, however, can provide the General Education Development (GED) in lieu of high school transcripts.

  • *GED Requirements
    - After March 1, 2016 - score of 145 for all test subjects
    -After January 1, 2014 - score of 150 for all test subjects
    -Before January 1, 2014- cumulative score of at least 500 (or equivalency outside AL)

Transient Admission

Occasionally, students from another institution may wish to study at Troy University and then return to their original institution. In such an instance, students must submit transient approval/authorization from the institution where credit will be returned. Students attending Troy University as a transient student must submit an application for admission.

Transfer Admission

Transfer students are considered those students who have attempted at least 24 semester hours of non-developmental college credit in a "non-dual enrollment" format. Students transferring to Troy University must provide official transcripts from any institution attended prior to planned enrollment. All students who transfer will have their credits evaluated in order to determine admissibility. Transfer students from accredited universities and colleges will be eligible for unconditional admission with at least a 2.00 grade point average on all non-developmental college work previously attempted.

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