In order to fulfill its mission, Strayer University is an open access university, and therefore the basic requirement for admission to an undergraduate certificate, degree or diploma program is a high school diploma from an approved high school or its equivalent. The basic requirement for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is a completed associate degree or hospital-based diploma in nursing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0, along with an active unencumbered Registered Nursing License from any state where the RN to BSN program is currently offered and where the student is able to complete the clinical requirements of the program. For each academic quarter, the deadline for applying to Strayer University is the end of the add/drop period as published in the Academic Calendar. Dates for the add/drop period are identified on the University Academic Calendar.
Strayer University requires your correct identifying number to file certain information returns with the IRS and to furnish a statement to you. For students, this will be your social security number (SSN) or, if you are not eligible to obtain an SSN, your individual taxpayer identification number (TIN). Please note that if you are a non-resident alien and do not have income that is subject to tax, you are not required to supply this information to us. Failure to provide your correct identifying number could result in a penalty from the IRS imposed on each incorrect document.
All student applicants must submit to the Admissions Office:
- Completed application form available on www.strayer.edu and an enrollment agreement as applicable (varies by state);
- A valid, current government-issued photo identification; and
- Documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence. Acceptable forms of documentation of high school graduation or high school equivalence for undergraduate admission must include one of the following:
- High School Diploma/Transcript: a copy of a high school transcript indicating the graduation date or a high school diploma from an approved high school that is recognized by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or certified by the State Board of Education. (Special rule for Delaware, South Carolina, and Tennessee: applicants in these states must provide an official high school transcript from an approved high school that is recognized by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or certified by the State Board of Education.);
- GED Certification: a copy of a GED certificate. (Special rule for Delaware, South Carolina, and Tennessee: applicants in these states must provide an official GED certificate.);
Evidence of enrollment in an eligible Title IV program prior to July 1, 2012, and evidence that the applicant successfully completed at least 6 semester hours/9 quarter hours eligible for credit toward a degree or certificate offered by the prior institution (not applicable in Delaware, South Carolina and Tennessee);
- Home School Completion: proof of home school completion equivalent to high school level graduation and the Home School Completion certificate if the home school state issues a completion credential. (Home school curriculum must satisfy any home school state laws or requirements.)
- College Degree or Transcripts (including unofficial copies): a copy of an associate/bachelor's degree or transcript showing degree completion from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. (Special rule for Delaware, South Carolina, and Tennessee: applicants in these states must provide an official college or university transcript indicating the award of an associate/bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education).
- Nursing program applicants must also provide:
- Documentation of an associate degree in nursing or documentation of completion of a diploma program preparing for registered nursing licensure;
- Active, unencumbered RN license from a state where the RN to BSN program is currently offered and where the student is able to complete the clinical requirements of the program;
- Completed FERPA Release Form regarding disclosures of information to the applicant’s state board(s) of nursing and to Experiential Learning Activity Sites.
Extraordinary Circumstances: in the event that a student's official high school and/or college records are unable to be obtained from the issuing agency due to extraordinary circumstances such as flooding, fire, or other natural disaster (or in the case of foreign credentials, if there was governmental failure, civil war or social unrest), the student must provide to the Regional Vice Provost for a final admissions decision: a signed statement from the student explaining the circumstances and documenting the month and year the student graduated from high school or college; supporting documentation from the State, Department of Education or other governmental agency verifying the information provided by the student, and a formal letter of recommendation from the Campus Dean or Associate Campus Dean.
- Additional admission requirements apply to International Students. Please refer to the “Additional Admission Requirements for International Students” section of this Catalog.
- Excluding nursing program applicants, students will be evaluated for proficiency in developmental English (ENG090) prior to registration in the first term and for proficiency in developmental Mathematics (MAT090) prior to the start of the second term. Developmental courses may be waived by the University for students who meet any of the following criteria:
a. Have transfer credit for collegiate-level English and/or Mathematics courses comparable to ENG115
and/or MAT104; or
b. Submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of 530 or above in the written/verbal and/or mathematics section to the Admissions Office;
c. Submit American College Test (ACT) scores of 22 or above in English and/or 21 or above in Mathematics to the Admissions Office;
d. Provide proof of completion of an equivalent U.S. undergraduate or graduate degree program;
e. Score above established minimum levels on the English and/or Math placement assessments available online or through the Learning Resources Center (LRC). There is no fee for the placement assessments.