First Year Students

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: April 1
  • Please Note: Plymouth State University will continue to review applications for Fall 2014 admission after the traditional April 1 deadline, as space permits.
  • Spring Semester: December 1

The application and all supporting credentials must be received by the deadline.

Candidates applying after deadlines may receive consideration only as vacancies occur. The University reserves the right to close admission prior to the above deadlines if enrollment has reached full capacity.

Admission Checklist

  1. Completed Common Application
  2. Official copies of all transcripts with a minimum of first quarter grades, or GED
  3. A well-written essay on one of the subjects listed on the application
  4. Payment of the nonrefundable $50 application fee
  5. One academic recommendation
  6. Testing scores (SAT or ACT with Writing Section)*

* SAT requirement is waived if student has been out of high school for 2 or more years.  (This refers to students who never took the SAT or ACT.)

Home-Schooled Students

All of the above items are required with the following modifications:

  • In lieu of a high school transcript, home-schooled students should submit an outline of academic studies (this may include reading lists, course syllabi, writing samples or work portfolio) and, if available, a satisfactory secondary school equivalency certificate or home school diploma.
  • The recommendation should be from a non-family member (i.e., tutor, employer, clergy, civic leader)

High school Preparation

The majority of applicants present the following high school profile:

  • Three years of mathematics (algebra I & II, geometry)
  • Three years of social studies
  • Three years of science (one with a lab)
  • Four years of college-preparatory English
  • Two years of a foreign language (recommended)

 
 
Plymouth State University, in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran’s status or disability, in admission or access to, its programs or activities.

Inquiries regarding this policy should be made to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs or the Dean of Students.

Outstanding Students

Staci Keenan

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~Staci