Application Procedures

Students who wish to qualify for admission as a fully matriculated, degree-seeking student to one of Saint Leo University's centers must show official evidence of either high school graduation or a GED. Official evidence means either original copies of diplomas or certificates, notarized copies, or verification on other official documents such as a DD214.

Students may also qualify for admission in the absence of any of the documents required above if they present official transcripts showing at least 12 credit hours of post-secondary academic credit with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0. Transcripts must be from regionally accredited 2 or 4 year post-secondary institutions. Coursework qualifying as academic credit must be courses normally acceptable for admission as a matriculated transfer student and may not be vocational or remedial in nature. If applicants meet none of the criteria for admission, they may enroll as non-degree seeking students. Upon completion of 12 credit hours of non-remedial course work, the applicant may reapply for admission to the University.

Conditional admission to the University may be granted at the discretion of the admission counselor or the Center director. Conditional admission may be made if the prospective student does not qualify for admission by meeting the usual requirements, but in the opinion of the admission counselor or the Center Director, has qualifications that lead to the belief that academic success is a reasonable expectation. Conditionally admitted students are considered fully enrolled students and will be evaluated upon the completion of 12 credit hours of undergraduate, non-fundamental or remedial courses at Saint Leo University within two academic years. If the student has maintained a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 and has no grades below a "D", that student will meet the enrollment conditions and continue enrollment in the University.

No experiential learning, including time-in-grade, time-in-service credit or other certificate or training programs will meet the standard of qualification for unconditional admission, high school or GED requirements, or for transfer credit unless such work is recognized in the ACE Guidebook. This restriction will be reviewed on a continuing basis as the University implements standard practices of experiential credit and portfolio review processes.