Undergraduate Program Application

For all Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree programs.

Undergraduate Program Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or a passing grade from the General Education Development (GED) test
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on high school work
  • Applicants who are not native English language speakers must demonstrate English proficiency as described below

Optional: We encourage you to sit for the ACT (American College Testing Assessment Test) or the SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) as this may strengthen your application.

Students who fall short of the GPA requirements should see the Prerequisite Exceptions below.

 

Application Steps

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Download and fill out an application form.

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Request to have your official high school transcript (or GED score) and ACT/SAT scores (optional) sent directly to Shiloh University. If you are seeking transfer credit, have your official college transcripts also sent directly to Shiloh University. We recommend that you contact your school at least one month before the admission deadline.

Admissions, Shiloh University
100 Shiloh Drive
Kalona, IA 52247

Homeschool high school students must submit transcripts that meet Shiloh University’s homeschool transcript guidelines.

For students whose previous education did not take place in the United States, have your transcripts evaluated by the World Education Services. Please contact Shiloh University admissions department if you need more information.

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Write a personal essay (300-500 words) that includes all of the following:

  • Your name, mailing address, and email address
  • A description of your Christian experience
  • Your reasons for wanting to study at Shiloh University
  • How you plan to accomplish your program of study (each 3-unit course generally requires 6 to 10 hours per week)
  • How your degree will help you in your life and if applicable, in your ministry
4

Make a copy of your government issued identification card (front and back). This is for proctored exam identity verification purposes.

5

Email the following to admissions@shilohuniversity.edu:

  • Signed application form
  • Your personal essay
  • A copy of your government issued identification card (front and back)

Or mail your signed application and materials to:
Admissions, Shiloh University
100 Shiloh Drive
Kalona, IA 52247

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You will be notified regarding acceptance within two weeks after the admissions deadline. Students who are admitted will receive access to the online classroom along with instructions on registering for classes.

 

Transferring Credits into AA Programs

Up to 30 units of general education and elective courses from an accredited college may be transferable. However, no more than 15 of these units may be satisfied through test-out credit. Refer to the University test-out credit policy for a complete list of accepted tests and required scores.

The minimum grade point average (GPA) for transfer courses is 2.0.

Transferring Credits into BA Programs

Up to 60 units of general education and elective courses from an accredited college may be transferable. However, no more than 30 of these units may be satisfied through test-out credit. Refer to the University test-out credit policy for a complete list of accepted tests and required scores.

Up to 15 units of core courses from an accredited biblical studies program may be transferable.

The minimum grade point average (GPA) for transfer courses is 2.0.

English Language Requirement

Prospective Undergraduate students who are not native English language speakers are required to demonstrate proficiency through one of the following methods:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum required scores:
    • 61 on internet based (iTOEFL)
    • 500 on paper based (pTOEFL)
  • At least a 6.0 on International English Language Test Score (IELTS).
  • At least a 44 on Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report.
  • A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school where the medium of instruction is English.
  • At least a Level 3 on the ACT COMPASS’s English as a Second Language Placement Test.
  • At least a Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam
  • A minimum B-2 English proficiency level from the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) as assessed through various ESOL examinations.
  • Submission of a transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit at an English speaking accredited college or university. Undergraduate student must have maintained a ‘C’ grade point average or higher. All non-U.S. transcripts may need to be reviewed by the World Education Services before they can be accepted for transfer credit.

Homeschool Transcript Guidelines

Homeschool high school transcripts must include the following elements:

  • Courses organized by grade level with grades assigned according to a 4.0 GPA scale
  • Units earned for each course (credits or Carnegie units)
  • A transcript key including GPA grading scale, course units used, and explanation of any non-traditional transcript information
  • Graduation date (actual or anticipated if applying before completion)
  • A separate list of non-academic accomplishments and activities
  • Statement of affirmation that the student has completed secondary education according to state standards or similar statement
  • Signature of parent, guardian, or administrator

For templates or additional assistance, see HSLDA transcript information.

Prerequisite Exceptions

The following exceptions may be awarded at the discretion of the University.

If a student has not met the admissions GPA prerequisites, but possesses other life experience or attributes which show a strong indication of success in an undergraduate program, admission is a possibility. If accepted, the student will be placed on admissions probation for the first 15 units and must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all classes during the probationary period.