2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


How to Apply

To complete the Maryville application process, the undergraduate applicant must submit the following:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Official copy of high school transcript or GED/HiSet score.  Exceptions may include students with at least 60 hours of transferable credit or a conferred baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  3. Official transcripts from each college or university previously attended.
  4. Additional documentation as specified by Maryville University academic programs.

Maryville University operates a rolling admission with the exception of select academic programs, which may have application priority dates.

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Freshman Applicants

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the campus and have a personal information session with an admissions counselor. Students considering on-campus programs should contact the Office of Admissions at 314.529.9350 or 800.627.9855, or www.maryville.edu/visit, to schedule visits.

Admission Requirements
To be considered for admission, applicants should have:

  1. A high school diploma with a minimum of 22 units of credit including four units of English, three units of mathematics, three units of science, three units of social sciences (social studies) and three additional units in any of the above areas or in a foreign language.
  2. A high school grade point average of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. Applicants who do not meet the criteria listed above will be considered on a case by case basis and may be asked to submit a personal statement before an admission decision is made. 

Required High School Coursework for full admission consideration:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of History of Social Science
  • 3 years of Math, which can include coursework in Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
  • 3 years of Natural Science, which can include coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics

Recommended High School Coursework for enhanced readiness for university-level coursework

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of History of Social Science
  • 4 years of Math, including coursework in Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Advanced Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or AP Calculus, or any other math coursework of comparable rigor and content
  • 4 years of Natural Science, including coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics II, or any other science coursework of comparable rigor and content.

If available to the student, Honors courses, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and International Baccalaureate (IB) program courses can also assist in the review and course placement.

GED (as of 2014) applicants

Applicants must earn a 660 minimum score with no section below a 145.

Missouri HiSet Applicants

Applicants must earn a 45 minimum score with no section below an 8.

Home School Students

Students completing their education through a Home School program must submit the same documentation required for all new incoming freshmen. In addition, students need to meet the published admissions criteria for incoming freshmen. If the student does not meet these requirements, additional documentation may be requested.

Maryville University is a Test-Optional Institution

Maryville University does not require the submission of standardized test scores for students applying for freshmen or transfer admission, except for in select circumstances outlined below. Students who feel their SAT or ACT scores are an accurate reflection of their academic abilities are welcome to submit them for admission consideration, scholarship consideration and/or course placement.

In support of our strategic plan as it relates to access and in alignment with our admissions philosophy of holistic review, each applicant will be reviewed based upon their academic record, extracurricular activities and recommendations for evidence of potential for success in college.

Test-Optional will not apply to the following situations:

  1. International students are required to submit proof of English proficiency and should consult the Office of International Admissions for information.
  2.  Prospective student-athletes are mandated by the NCAA to submit standardized test scores for athletic eligibility.
  3.  Students applying from secondary schools/organizations that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale.

The following academic programs require specific minimum GPA for admission consideration:

Day Programs Online

*Pre-licensure Nursing - Evening and Weekend Only

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Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are considered for admission primarily on the basis of their academic work at all transfer institutions as reflected in their required college or university transcripts.

  1. A 2.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale in college work is required for admission. Students with less than a 2.0 GPA may be considered for provisional admission.
  2. High school transcripts are required for transfer students with fewer than 60 transferable hours or for admission to certain programs.
  3. A maximum of 68 credit hours from a two-year college will be counted toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
  4. A completed associate’s degree in a specific area may be counted as a minor in the completion of a bachelor’s degree. If courses from the associate’s degree subject area are applied to the major, those courses must be replaced by additional courses for the minor.
  5. Students who possess an Associate in Arts General Transfer degree from an accredited institution which follows the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education guidelines, or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, may have fulfilled Maryville’s General Education requirement.
  6. For the completion of a bachelor’s degree, at least the last 30 credit hours must be taken at Maryville.
  7. One half of the major and minor (if required) must be taken at Maryville.

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Re-Entry Applicants

Students who previously attended Maryville, but have not been enrolled for two consecutive prior semesters at Maryville, must complete the transfer application for re-admission. A re-entry student also must submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended since the last date of attendance at Maryville. Credits earned prior to re-entry may be subject to re-evaluation based on program changes which took effect during the break in Maryville attendance.

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Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Students may enroll in up to six credit hours per semester and up to fifteen (15) credit hours total without formally declaring a program, degree or certification. However, no student can take more than two courses in any program that has special admission requirements without prior written permission of the dean. All non-degree seeking students must complete an application and submit it to the Office of Admissions or the School of Adult and Online Education.

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International Applicant Admission Requirements

Academic Programs

*Applicants intending to study inside the United States on an F-1 student visa must be enrolled in a predominately on-campus academic program.

 

International students must submit the following:

FRESHMAN ADMISSION

  1. Application for admission. (Applications are available online at https://www.maryville.edu.)
  2. One Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
  3. Unofficial English translated copies of high school (secondary) transcripts or GED score (except students who have a bachelor’s degree). Official transcripts due upon acceptance to Maryville. 
  4. Unofficial English translated copies of transcripts from all college or universities previously attended. Official transcripts due upon acceptance to Maryville.  Under certain circumstances, an official evaluation from a NACES member service may be required (naces.org).
  5. Financial certification in two forms is required in English: A letter of support from the sponsor and a bank statement from the sponsor’s bank account with dollar amounts stated.
  6. Any other documentation required by a specific Maryville academic program.

TRANSFER ADMISSION

  1. Application for admission. (Applications are available online at https://www.maryville.edu.)
  2. Unofficial English translated copies of transcripts from all college or universities previously attended outside the United States. Official transcripts due upon acceptance to Maryville.  Under certain circumstances, an official evaluation from a NACES member service may be required (naces.org).
  3. Official transcripts from any U.S. colleges or universities attended. Official transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions at Maryville University. (Transcripts issued to students will not be accepted as official.)
  4. Proof of English proficiency. See below for requirements. 
  5. Any other documentation required by a specific Maryville academic program.

*Applicants intending to study inside the United States on an F-1 student visa must be enrolled in a perdominately on-campus academic program.

English Requirements for Undergraduate (Freshman/Transfer) Admission

Maryville University requires that international students provide proof of English proficiency for study at the University. The following are acceptable means of providing proof of English proficiency:

  1. Undergraduate Non-Health Professions Majors:
    1. TOEFL: 69 overall with no subscore lower than 15, or
    2. IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5, or
    3. DET: 95, or
    4. PTE ACADEMIC: 47, or
    5. ACT: 21 or higher on Writing/English section, or
    6. SAT: 480 or higher on Writing section, or
    7. ELS Center: Level 112 completed with a 2.5 grade or better, or
    8. U.S. University/College Study: English Composition 104 equivalent with a “C” grade or better. English for non-native speakers does not qualify, or
    9. A Levels: 1 “A” grade or better in English or 3 “B” grades or better in subjects other than Math, or
    10. Medium of Instruction: Medium of Instruction is English and is noted in AACRAO as a Medium of Instruction - English country, or 
    11. English is the primary and official language of the country where all study occurred (i.e., Canada not including Quebec)

NOTE: All tests must be taken within two years of application for admission. The DET must be taken within one year of application for admission.

  1. Undergraduate Health Profession Majors
    1. TOEFL: 92 overall with no subscore lower than 23, or
    2. IELTS: 6.5 with no subscore lower than 6, or
    3. DET: 115, or
    4. PTE ACADEMIC: 62, or
    5. English is the primary and official language of the country where all study occurred (i.e., Canada not including Quebec)

NOTE: All tests must be taken within one year of application for admission.

When scores for English language proficiency exams are inconsistent with the essay or writing sample submitted for admission to the university or academic program, a second English language proficiency exam, supplemental essay, and/or interview may be required for evaluating English language proficiency.  Evaluation of English language proficiency is separate and distinct from evaluation for admission to any given program.

The Maryville University English proficiency requirements may be higher, lower, or equal to English proficiency requirements for programs/careers requiring licensing examinations and proof of English proficiency. The onus is on the student to understand licensing requirements for the state and/or country and to meet those requirements. 

RECEIVING THE FORM I-20 DOCUMENT

Once admitted to Maryville University, the following documents must be submitted in order to receive the Form I-20:

  1. Financial certification in two forms is required in English: A completed Confirmation of Financial Resources Form and a bank statement from the sponsor’s bank account with dollar amounts stated.
  2. Copy of the biographical page of the passport.
  3. Mailing address, phone number, and email address for where the document is to be shipped.

NOTE: Students from Nigeria are required to pay the first-semester tuition in advance of receiving the Form I-20.

 

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Special Admission Requirements for Select Undergraduate Academic Programs

Design & Visual Art

Transfer Student Applicants

Transfer students seeking entrance into a Design & Visual Art program and credit for prior art and design courses are required to submit an entrance portfolio. Please see the Design & Visual Art Program for guidelines.

Education

Admission to Maryville University does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Education Programs. Students must apply for admission during the second semester of their sophomore year. Transfer students must apply for admission during their second semester of professional education coursework completed at Maryville University.  Pre-service students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Preparation program to progress beyond the sophomore or junior (transfers) year in Professional Education coursework.  Specific requirements and applications for all programs may be obtained from the School of Education Office. All requirements are subject to change if the Missouri Department of Elementary and Education certification requirements change. Teacher Education Preparation program admission requirements include the following:

  1. Maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 graduate candidates) based on a 4.0 scale
  2. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all professional education courses with no grade below a “C”
  3. Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the academic content area (Middle and Secondary only) with no grade below a “C”.
  4. Receive a passing score on the Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) (undergraduates)
  5. Receive a satisfactory evaluation in the initial field experience
  6. Complete both the criminal background check and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Family Care Safety Screening.

Healthcare Management

In addition to general admission requirements, applicants to the Heallthcare Management program are required to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Music Therapy

Admission Requirements

  1. International applicants must meet English proficiency requirements. Please see English proficiency requirements for undergraduate health profession majors under the “International Applicant Admission Requirements” tab.
  2. Applicants to the Music Therapy program are required to complete an audition with the Music Therapy and Music faculty. The students are asked to demonstrate their musical performance abilities by having two pieces of music prepared for performance on their major instrument /voice. The pieces should be of contrasting styles. If the student has proficiency on guitar, voice, or keyboard, we encourage them to demonstrate these skills in order to assess for placement in classes; this is not a required component of the audition. If completing a video audition applicants who are not voice majors are asked to sing “Happy Birthday” for placement considerations; this is not a required component of the audition.
  3. Students will be asked to complete the “Music Experience” form to either bring to their in-person audition or email with the link to the video audition. The form asks students to list all of their experiences with private music study and music ensemble participation (choirs, bands, orchestra, other).
  4. Once the audition process has been successfully completed, the student will be fully accepted in the program.  Music Therapy majors are expected to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  5. The audition is ideally accomplished in the semester prior to admission. In the event that a student is unable to come to campus, a YouTube or link to video may be submitted. If completing an in-person audition a link to schedule it will be sent by the Admissions department.

Nursing

Pre-licensure Nursing Programs

Admission Requirements - Traditional Day

  1. Application Review will begin October 15th and will continue on a rolling basis thereafter.
  2. Minimum cumulative high school and college (if applicable) GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale with a minimum science and math high school GPA of 3.0. (Science courses include biology, chemistry, and physics; math courses include algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, and calculus) OR ACT composite of at least a 23 with subscores in science and math of at least a 20 OR SAT (As of March 2016) score range of 1100-1190.
  3. International applicants must meet English proficiency requirements. Please see English proficiency requirements for undergraduate health profession majors under the “International Applicant Admission Requirements” tab.

Admission Requirements - Fast Track Program

  1. 65 Credits of general education requirements must be completed.   
  2. Admission to Maryville University.
  3. Minimum cumulative college GPA of 3.25 in all coursework. 
  4. Minimum nursing core GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    1. Nursing core courses (or equivalent): BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I,  BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 104 Microbiology, CHEM 120 Chemistry (or higher), PSYC 254 Lifespan Development, ENGL 104, MATH 115 or 116, and undergraduate statistics course. 
  5. Science courses must have been completed within the last seven (7) years.

Admission Requirements - Evening and Weekend Program

  1. 65 Credits of general education requirements must be completed.  
  2. Admission to Maryville University
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Minimum nursing core GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    1. Nursing core courses (or equivalent): BIOL 101 Anatomy & Physiology I,  BIOL 102 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIOL 104 Microbiology, CHEM 120 Chemistry (or higher), PSYC 254 Lifespan Development, ENGL 104, MATH 115 or 116, and undergraduate statistics course. 
  5. Science courses must have been completed within the last seven (7) years.

Post-licensure Nursing Program

Admission Requirements - RN to BSN Completion Program

  1. Admission to Maryville University.
  2. Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse.
  3. Cumulative college GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Students with less than a 2.5 cumulative college GPA may be considered for provisional admission.
  4. International applicants must meet English proficiency requirements. Please see English proficiency requirements for undergraduate health profession majors under the “International Applicant Admission Requirements” tab.
  5. Nursing degree from a country other than the United States must request an evaluation from the Commission on Graduates from Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) www.cgfns.org.

Occupational Therapy

Students entering Maryville as freshmen may qualify for early admission to the graduate Occupational Therapy Program. Priority for acceptance will be based on program admission criteria and date of completed application.

Requirements for early direct admission include:

  1. Review will begin November 1st and will continue on a rolling basis thereafter.
  2. High school cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale).
  3. International applicants must meet English proficiency requirements. Please see English proficiency requirements for undergraduate health profession majors under the “International Applicant Admission Requirements” tab.
  4. Document participation and leadership roles in school activities, athletics, community activities, volunteer activities, and work experiences.
  5. Submit 2 letters of recommendations that speak to the student’s potential for successfully completing a Master of Occupational Therapy program.

If an applicant is accepted as a student for early direct admission they must meet the following requirements to maintain their position in an entering class:

  1. Achieve minimum cumulative and semester GPAs of at least 3.0 throughout undergraduate coursework at Maryville.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite courses for the post-baccalaureate curriculum.
  3. Complete and document at least 10 hours of observation of occupational therapy professionals each academic year. Students will have completed a minimum of 40 hours in at least 2 different practice areas prior to beginning the post-baccalaureate masters program.

Students must complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better prior to beginning the post-baccalaureate masters program. Please click here  for more information.

For more information regarding our Graduate program in Occupational Therapy, click the link here .

Physical Therapy

Admission Requirements for Maryville’s Early Assurance (Freshman Admit) Physical Therapy program.

  1. Application for Admission.
  2. Official Copy of High School Transcript.
  3. Official Transcript from each College or University attended, if applicable, including dual credit institutions.
  4. Cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale) from high school (3.0 Math & Science GPA) or ACT composite score of 24 with minimum Math and Science Reasoning subscores of 20 or new SAT (As of March 2016) score of 1180.  All test values must be earned on the same exam.
  5. Applicants must have the equivalent of high school chemistry before entering the program.  
  6. International applicants must meet English proficiency requirements. Please see English proficiency requirements for undergraduate health profession majors under the “International Applicant Admission Requirements” tab.
  7. Two letters of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or physical therapist that speak to potential success in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
  8. Observation hours are normally required but due to COVID-19 observation hours will not be required for Fall 2021 applicants. 
  9. Applicants must submit evidence of participation and leadership roles in student organizations, clubs, activities, or athletic teams, including honors, awards or work experience..

The Maryville Office of Admissions reviews completed applications and, beginning November 1, forwards files of applicants who meet all admission requirements to the physical therapy faculty for review.  Review of applications submitted after November 1st continues on a rolling basis.

Acceptance into the program as a freshman assures the student a place in the professional portion of the program if the student maintains full-time enrollment with the required grade point average and completes specified courses with required grades. Physical therapist students also earn an undergraduate degree in Health Science upon successfully completing the first four years of the program. All physical therapy students must be full-time students unless accepted under special circumstances and must maintain a cumulative 3.0-grade point average.

At the present time, the Physical Therapy Program at Maryville is designed to be an Early Assurance (freshman admit) program and is not accepting external transfer students. Current Maryville students can apply by contacting the Physical Therapy Program directly for application information.

Social Work

Admission to Maryville University and the Social Work program does not guarantee continuation in the program or field placement.  Advancement in the social work program requires signing a statement indicating acceptance of the National Association of Social Work Ethics.  In addition, students will have to successfully write a professional standards statement centered on the professional behaviors and ethical standards required for the profession of social work.  A rubric will be provided for this statement. Both of these activities will be assigned and reviewed in SWRK 202: Professional Practice: Boundaries, Ethics, Legalities and Self Care in the Field.

Students not meeting a 2.0 GPA at the time of admission must submit a personal statement discussing their prior academic standing, their decision to return to school at this time, and the support systems they have in place to help ensure success.

Speech-Language Pathology

Students entering Maryville as freshmen Communication Science & Disorders majors may qualify for early admission to the graduate Speech-Language Pathology program.  Priority for acceptance will be based on specific academic criteria and date of completed application.

1. Review will begin on November 1st and will continue on a rolling basis thereafter.

2. High school cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale).

3. International students must meet English proficiency requirements.  Please see English proficiency requirements for undergraduate health profession majors under the “International Applicant Admission Requirements” tab.

If an applicant is accepted as a student for the early direct admission they must meet the following requirements to maintain their position in an entering class:

1. Take the Communication Science and Disorders Curriculum.

2. Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA each semester and cumulative 3.0 GPA.

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