Freshman/First Time Applicant

Anyone who wishes to be considered for admission to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is encouraged to apply. FranU will consider for admission the total high school record: rigor of courses completed, grades, test scores, educational objectives, school leadership, and experiences in and out of the classroom. Admission is based on a review of the high school record and official standardized test scores. The minimum requirements for consideration are a 2.5 high school grade point average or a GED score of 500 or a minimum score of 60 on the HISET and an ACT composite score of 20 or SAT composite score of 950. A student entering Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University as a freshman must have completed the basic TOPS Core Curriculum with a minimum 2.5 GPA computed on core courses only.

Table of High School Units Required For Admission


  • English I, II, II, IV

Category 2 MATHEMATICS (4 units)

  • 1 unit - Algebra I or Integrated Mathematics I, or Applied Algebra I
  • 1 unit - Algebra II or Integrated Mathematics II
  • 2 units - Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Advanced Math-Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Advanced Math-Functions and Statistics, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Applied Mathematics III, Integrated Mathematics III, or Algebra III or AP Computer Science A

*Integrated Mathematics I, Integrated Mathematics II, and Integrated Mathematics III may be substituted for the Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II sequence.

Category 3 SCIENCE (4 units)

  • 1 unit - Biology I or II
  • 1 unit – Chemistry I or II, or Chemistry Com
  • 2 units – Earth Science, Physical Science, Environmental Science, Integrated Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Physics, Physics II, Physics for Technology I or II, or Anatomy and Physiology or both Agriscience I & II (both for one unit)

*Human Anatomy and Physiology may be substituted for Biology II.

Category 4 SOCIAL STUDIES (4 units)

  • 1 unit - United States history
  • 1 unit - Civics (1 year), or ½ Unit Civics and ½ Unit Free Enterprise, or AP Government and Politics: United States
  • 2 units – World History, Western Civilization, World Geography, European History, History of Religion or AP Human Geography

Category 5 FOREIGN LANGUAGES (2 units)

  • Two units in a single language

Category 6 FINE ARTS (1 unit)

  • Fine Arts Survey or 1 unit of a performance course in music, dance or theater or 1 unit of studio art or 1 unit of visual art or 1 unit of drafting or both Speech III & IV (both for 1 unit)

An applicant who otherwise qualifies for admission, but has an ACT composite score below 20, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Office and may be admitted provisionally. Students admitted provisionally may register for no more than thirteen (13) credit hours [of which one must be Academic Seminar ACSM 1110] in their first regular semester; or no more than seven (7) credit hours [of which one must be Academic Seminar ACSM 1110] in their first summer semester. Academic Seminar and developmental courses may count as part or all of these hours.

Home Schooled and Unaccredited or Unapproved High Schools

Individuals applying for admission to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University after completing home-schooling or graduating from unaccredited or unapproved high schools will be evaluated on the basis of qualifications outlined above.