Applying as a First-Year Student

Students who have (or will before enrollment) graduated high school or received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), but have not attended any college or university, are considered first-year students or freshmen.

Requirements to Complete the Admission Process as a First-Year Student:
  • A completed FREE application for admission
  • An official high school transcript computed on a 4.0 scale or official GED score report form
  • An official ACT or SAT I score (Standardized test scores are not required for students 25 or older)
Standards for Full Admission:
  • You may be accepted to Union College at any time during your senior year, so we strongly encourage you to apply early. You'll be admitted pending completion of your high school program and are required to submit your official final high school transcript when it's complete.
  • You must have graduated, or will have graduated, before time of enrollment, from an accredited high school and earned a minimum cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Or you must have received a GED.
  • You must submit a minimum ACT composite score of 18; if your GPA is higher than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, we will accept an ACT composite score of 17.
  • You must meet the required 22 high school credits as required by the Kentucky Pre-College Curriculum.

We recommend:
English (4 units); Mathematics (3 units); Laboratory Science (2 units); Social Science (2 units). In addition, the study of a foreign language is recommended.

Applicants authorize the release of their high school transcripts by signing the application; however, it's your responsibility to contact your high school to request that a complete official final transcript be sent to the Union College Office of Admission.

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