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CWUP 5-90-060(6) Freshman Applicants

(A) Freshmen applicants are either:

1. Those who will graduate high school and enroll at CWU the Summer or Fall immediately following high school graduation, regardless of number of college credits earned while in high school, through Running Start, College in the High School, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), etc. or
2. Those who have earned fewer than 40 quarter hour college credits from an accredited two- or four-year college or university, after high school graduation.

(B) Freshman applicants who meet both of the following two Initial Admissions criteria will receive priority consideration for admission.

1. Applicants must complete a minimum level of preparation in the following six core course subject areas while in high school:
a. English (4 years) - to include literature and composition based. One year may be English electives, such as ESL.
b. Math (3 years) - to include first year algebra geometry and second-year Algebra, or their equivalents.
c. Science (2 years) One of which must include a laboratory component, such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
d. Social Sciences (3 years)
e. Foreign Language (2 years) of the same foreign language, Native American language, or American Sign language.
f. Fine, Visual, or Performing Arts (1 year) or one additional year of academic electives from letters a-e above.

2. Applicants must also attain a minimum Admissions Index (AI). The AI is a number representing the probability of success in college, and is approximately 3 parts cumulative GPA, and one part standardized test score (SAT or ACT), as defined by the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB).

(C) Freshmen applicants deficient in any of the core areas or not meeting the minimum Admission Index for initial admission may be considered through the comprehensive review process. (CWUP 5-90-060(2)).


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