First Year Student Checklist
- Complete the application for admission online.
- Send an official high school transcript or its equivalent to Point. If you are still in high school, submit a transcript with your grades and credits thus far.
- Send an official transcript to Point from every previously attended college, post-secondary school, or credit-by-examination testing (e.g., CLEP or AP).
- Take the SAT-I and/or the ACT and request that an official report be sent to Point (Point’s code for the SAT-I is 5029; for the ACT, the code is 0785).
- Standardized Test Options: Point does not require applicants to submit standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) in order to be considered for admission. The grade point average from an accredited high school has been determined to be a more reliable predictor of Point academic performance than SAT or ACT test scores. Applicants may choose to submit official standardized test scores in order to demonstrate academic ability and, in most cases, are encouraged to do so. However, applicants may choose not to submit them, especially when they think the test scores are not an accurate reflection of their academic abilities. After reviewing an applicant’s file, the Admission Committee may ask the person to submit additional materials in order to establish adequate academic preparation or ability, which could include standardized test scores, information regarding the student’s high school education or an equivalent, and/or other objective third-party assessments.
For priority service, please complete your application file by:
JULY 1 (Fall Semester)
DECEMBER 1 (Spring Semester)
Once Point University receives all items, the student’s application is evaluated and the student is notified of the Admission Committee’s decision. Applicants are encouraged to begin and complete the admissions process as soon as possible. Students who apply after August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester may not be admitted in time for the beginning of the semester. Delays in the admissions process could adversely affect housing and certain types of financial aid considerations.
Students who apply early receive several benefits. When the admissions process is completed by November 15 for the next fall semester, the student receives an early decision by the Admission Committee and receives priority consideration for certain types of financial aid and housing.
The applicant must complete all required steps for final admission prior to registration as a student. Any applicant who has not submitted all necessary materials by registration day will not be allowed to enroll for that semester. An application is valid for one academic year. Updated application forms are required if one year has elapsed since the application was submitted.
Requirements for Admission
Admission is granted by the Admission Committee on the basis of satisfactory evidence that a student has the ability to succeed at Point University. In keeping with the mission and objectives of Point, the admissions process seeks reliable confirmation of a student’s Christian character, academic preparation, and social development. Admission policy and decisions are administered by the Admission Committee.
Adequate academic ability will be demonstrated by two primary factors:
- The grade point average (GPA) for high school and any previous postsecondary work
- The scores on the SAT-I and/or the ACT
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required for admission to all programs leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.
A student’s admission to Point does not guarantee successful completion of any particular program of study. In addition, admission into the early childhood education program requires a 2.50 grade point average and other conditions and the counseling and human services internship (HRL 497) requires a 2.50 grade point average for the professional studies courses taken and other conditions.