Whether you’re headed back to school or are pursuing higher education for the first time, you probably have questions about the application process. At Point University, we’ve made applying to be an adult student as seamless and straightforward as possible. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about applying to Point.
Applying to be an Adult Student
Every university has prerequisites for admission. Seeing that you have obtained a certain level of academic achievement and, in some cases, professional experience helps admissions committees determine whether you will be successful as a student.
To become an adult student at Point, you must be at least 21 years of age. We also require a minimum of one year of relevant work experience. While an overwhelming majority of our applicants have work experience that fulfills this prerequisite, you can always contact your preferred campus location to discuss your situation. In some cases, work experience may even count as course credit! Our Hybrid program staff will always work with you to see whether you can earn credits for prior life and work experiences. Applicants coming to Point with past college or university experience must also have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
If you have any questions about these prerequisites or aren’t sure whether you meet them, contact Point admissions to discuss your options.
1. Complete our online application
Do you fulfill our prerequisites for admission? Excellent! The next step is filling out our online application. It’s easy to complete, and you can get started right now. Since our programs offer five start dates throughout the year, there’s never a “wrong” time to apply.
2. Submit transcripts
Send our admissions committee official transcripts from each college or university you have attended. To make sure we receive the right transcripts in the right format, fill out our transcript request form. Using this form gives Point’s admissions staff permission to request transcripts on your behalf.
Students with no prior college experience or whose earned credits total fewer than 12 semester hours must also submit an official high school transcript that includes the date of graduation. Applicants with a General Education Development (GED) certificate can submit the certificate in lieu of a high school transcript. Make sure the GED certificate includes your standard score for each of the five tests in the battery.
3. Submit a character reference
The final step in Point’s admissions process is to submit a character reference from someone who knows you and is not a relative. Be sure to use our official recommendation form (PDF).
Try to identify a character reference early in the application process. That way he or she will be able to complete the form in a timely manner and not delay your enrollment! Employers, teachers, and church leaders are examples of people who may be willing to provide a character reference on your behalf.
If you’re looking for more information about applying to Point University as an adult student, schedule a campus visit! We’d love to learn about your past professional and educational experiences and your aspirations for the future.