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What type of student are you? Please scroll down to see all application options.

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First-Year and Transfer Students

Application Options

Apply as a First-Year student if you:

  • are a current high school student
  • are a high school graduate that has not enrolled at a college or university

First-Year students apply with the SAU application or the .

Apply to transfer to if you:

  • have completed 12+ credits (post-high school) at another institution

Transfer students apply with the SAU application.

First-Year Requirements

The following is required to apply for First-Year admission to :

  • Cumulative, unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school
  • Academic Transcript. Ask your high school to send your academic transcripts to
  • (Optional) Send your test scores. has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service. Send your test score(s) to by using these codes, ACT: 1352, SAT: 6617
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the English proficiency requirement for admission

Apply today using the SAU application or the .

Contact Us
If you have questions or concerns, our admissions counselors are always willing to talk with you one-on-one. Contact us at 563-333-6300 or admit@sau.edu.

*Test scores are required for admission to specific programs and eligibility for top academic scholarships. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for details.

Transfer Requirements

The following is required to apply for Transfer admission to :

  • Have completed 12 college transferable credits of academic work from a fully accredited institution of higher education.1
  • Maintained a 2.0 grade point average or above (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Submit transcripts of all prior work at higher education levels.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the English proficency requirement for admission

Apply today using the SAU application


Determining Your Rank
Depending on the number of credits you already have earned, the following table tells you what your incoming rank at would be:

Freshman: 0-29 credits
Sophomore: 30-59 credits
Junior: 60-89 credits
Senior: 90 and more credits

Already Have Your AA or AS Degree?
If you've already earned an AA or AS (Associate of Arts or Associate of Science) degree from a two-year college, you typically would enter with 60 credit hours and junior status.

Read about our transfer agreements and course equivalency information or see the 

1If you've completed <12 college transferable credits, admission will be based on your high school GPA.

GED Certificates

If you passed the General Education Development Test (GED), and have an ACT composite score of 18 or an SAT score of 860, you meet our academic requirements.

If you've been out of high school (or the equivalent) for at least five years, you don't need SAT or ACT scores.

HiSET Exam

If you passed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and have an ACT composite score of 18 or an SAT score of 860, you meet our academic requirements.

If you've been out of high school (or the equivalent) for at least five years, you don't need SAT or ACT scores.

Graduate Students

International Students

Undergraduate

Undergraduate students whose main residence is outside the United States – no matter how many college courses you've taken or completed – should follow the steps on the International Admissions page.  or .

Returning Students

Undergraduate or Graduate

At , we understand that sometimes the journey to graduation includes taking a break from classes for a variety of reasons.

Ultimately, we want to see you achieve your dreams and earn your degree, which is why we have put together a team of dedicated staff members to help you return to . 

Learn more about the steps to re-start your journey to graduation.

Contact


Admissions Office
Admissions and Welcome Center
310 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6300
admit@sau.edu

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