Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

GPS Undergraduate Admissions

The minimum number of semester hours required for admission varies by program. Certain programs may have specific admissions requirements due to accreditation demands. Consult program-specific sections of this Catalog for information.

All semester hours earned in college-level courses must have been taken at a regionally accredited institution of higher learning in order for equivalent credit to be transferred.

The following basic admissions requirements must also be met:

  • submission of an official high school transcript and/or GED, unless there is a prior college transcript
  • a GPA of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale for any education completed during the past 5 years with an official college transcript from all colleges/universities attended
  • two years of full-time work experience
  • completion of an assessment interview, if required
  • completion of a Preliminary Graduation Plan
  • payment of a $100 non-refundable deposit (used to reserve a spot in a cohort group; once the student is enrolled, this deposit will be applied towards the tuition of the first course).

Depending on whether you are studying online or in the classroom, other expectations include the ability to:

  • access the internet
  • access email
  • sit through four hours of class, one night per week
  • abide by MVNU's online attendance policies
  • attend each of the scheduled class sessions of a scheduled course
  • arrive at class by the scheduled start time and stay until the scheduled finish time
  • operate computer hardware and software

Admission on Academic Probation

An applicant with a GPA of less than 2.00 may apply for academic probation admittance. A decision to grant probationary admittance will be made by the Admissions Committee. An interview with the Program Director may be required. Students admitted on academic probation must achieve a grade of at least a B- in each of the first three consecutive courses in order to be placed on regular admission status. Probationary students who do not achieve at least a B- in these three courses will not be allowed to remain in the program.