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Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2020 and spring 2021. Carthage also accepts the Common Application.
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- Are you interested in graduate programs or part-time studies? Apply for graduate/part-time study.
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Admission to the Undergraduate Program
First-year and transfer students usually enter in the fall semester, but applications also are considered for terms beginning in January, February, and June. Carthage operates on a rolling admission basis, and applications are reviewed as they become complete. A non-refundable application fee of $35 must accompany the application. A waiver of this fee is possible if the applicant demonstrates financial limitation and requests consideration for an exemption from the Office of Admissions.
First Year Entrance Requirements
During the evaluation process, admissions representatives consider all aspects of a student’s academic background. Primary emphasis focuses on the secondary school record, including the number and nature of courses completed, grade point average in academic courses, and rank in class. Scores from the ACT (American College Testing Program) or the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Testing Program) are also important factors taken into consideration. Students graduating from an accredited secondary school with a strong college preparatory background are best prepared for academics at Carthage. The College recommends, but does not require, that students complete a minimum of 16 academic units in high school, including English, foreign language, science, mathematics, and social studies.
High school students should submit the following when applying for admission:
- A completed application
- An official high school transcript
- Official results from the SAT or the ACT standardized tests. Carthage will accept these scores from your official high school transcript. Our ACT code is 4571, and our SAT code is 1103. Carthage does accept self-reported ACT or SAT scores for admissions purposes. If you choose to enroll, official scores will need to be provided. You may also apply under our test-optional admissions. Please see website for additional information.
* Send all of your test scores, not just the highest composite score. Carthage “superscores” your ACT/SAT results, meaning we consider the highest sub-scores in each test section across multiple test dates.
- $35 application fee
- Nursing major? There are specific nursing-specific admission requirements
Applications, transcripts, and other credentials become a part of the permanent file of Carthage and may not be returned or forwarded. Once the student has been admitted to Carthage, an advance deposit of $300 is requested to hold a place in the entering class. Submit the enrollment deposit online. For students starting in the fall term, this deposit is completely refundable up to May 1 of the initial year of attendance. The deposit is non-refundable for the spring and summer semesters.
Applying as a nursing student?
There are specific admission requirements for the Carthage BSN Nursing Program.
See admission requirements for the Nursing Program
Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)
Advanced Placement Examinations, consisting of both objective and free-response sections, are administered to students who have completed college-level Advanced Placement courses in high school. A score of 1 through 5 is assigned by a group of evaluators based on the score for the objective section and review of the free-response questions. Carthage awards credit in recognition of scores 3 through 5, and the required score to receive college credit may vary from course to course. Entering students who wish credit for Advanced Placement must submit official results to the Office of Admissions. Carthage also awards credit for International Baccalaureate.
Review Carthage’s AP and IB policies
Transfer students should submit the following when applying for admission:
- A completed application
- An official and final high school transcript (if less than 12 transferable college credits have been completed)
- Official transcripts from all college level course work
- A $35 application fee
- Certification of Good Standing Form completed by previous/last institution
Students considered for admission to Carthage should be in good standing with all previous or current colleges and have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale).
Carthage gives full value to transcripts and records from institutions accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and similar regional associations when comparable courses or areas are taught at Carthage. Credits from a junior college cannot be transferred if earned after a student has accumulated half of the number of credits needed for a bachelor’s degree at Carthage (68 credits).
Students holding an Associate of Arts degree from an accredited junior college receive automatic junior standing when they transfer to Carthage.
Credits will be transferred for courses in which grades of “C” (or its equivalent at Carthage) or above are earned. Credits which are transferred will be entered on the student’s permanent record without reference to the grade earned. Grades are not transferred; only credit is recorded, however, grades are used in computing the minimum cumulative grade point average for teacher education.