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School of Undergraduate Studies Admissions Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the requirements below and also any program requirements on your program’s admissions page.

Bachelor's Degrees and Certificates


You must request official transcripts to be sent directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope.

  • High school transcript (original) showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED)/ HiSET certificate.
  • or  Affidavit attesting to the completion of a high school program in a homeschool setting approved under state law, or—if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential, completion of a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law).
  • or  Enrollment in an “eligible career pathway program”. (See https://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/GEN1609.html)
  • or  Passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College) in a single test administration: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34.
  • or  Nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • or  Associate’s degree transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, showing conferral date.

Also request transcripts from all colleges you have attended. All official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit.

International transcripts must be translated and evaluated.


Write a 1-2 page, typed, double-spaced essay (250-500 words) describing why you are interested in obtaining a degree from Cambridge College, your professional goals, and/or life experiences that led you to this decision.


Please use Applicant Recommendation form.