©2002 Environmental Education Outreach Program & Northern Arizona University
Chapter 4, Section 5:
Because there are more applicants than there are classroom chairs, colleges must limit those they accept for admission. This competition for admission is administered somewhat differently by each school, but all colleges rely on records of high school performance and college entrance exams as part of their evaluation of all applicants. On page 55 you will find the Freshmen Entrance Requirements for Northern Arizona University’s Fall 2000 semester. This is offered as a sample of what colleges expect you to study in high school. An alternative list of recommended high school courses as preparation for environmental technology degrees can be found at: http://ateec.eiccd.cc.ia.us/car_prep.html
Your application packet is considered complete and a decision will be made when we receive:
Arizona residents will be offered unconditional admission if they meet the following:
Arizona residents may be admitted unconditionally if they meet the following:
Nonresident students will be offered unconditional admission if they meet the following:
Nonresident students may be offered conditional admission based on individual circumstances and/or space availability if they meet the following:
*GPA is calculated using only the 16 core courses listed under coursework requirements.
Most colleges require applicants to take an entrance examination: either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Part of your preparation for college is to achieve scores required for admission to the colleges of your choice. The SAT site is www.collegeboard.org/sat/html/students/indx001.html. To visit the ACT web site, see www.act.org/. Both of these testing services schedule their examinations only at selected locations on certain dates. These tests cannot be taken at your convenience but only on days announced by the examiners. Both web sites offer a calendar of testing dates and practice test materials that may also be purchased on disk. Sample test questions are also given on these web sites.
College applicants may take the entrance examinations more than once in order to improve their scores. It is wise to begin this process early, in case you need to take the test again. Do not be discouraged by a first low score: there is no penalty for taking the test more than once. Both testing agencies’ web sites offer study guides, software and sample tests that can be used to study and prepare for another attempt. Remember there is more than one doorway to a college education: community colleges do not require ACT or SAT testing for admission.
Last updated: May 27, 2005