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Freshman Students

Tori Clark
“I love the diversity and ideas of social justice that are brought up here. Roosevelt has a different environment that’s opening my mind.”

Learn more about Tori

Welcome Freshmen Students!

Prospective freshmen at Roosevelt meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently attending high school and have completed at least three years of high school course work
  • Have finished high school, but do not have college credit
  • Have attended college, but earned less than 15 semester hours of credit 
  • Have a GED and are under the age of 23.

Adults over the age of 23 with less than 15 semester hours of college credit or no college credit should refer to the adult student admission page for more information.

Admission Requirements


Submit all official transcripts regardless of the campus you plan to attend to:

Roosevelt University
Office of Admission Processing
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Electronic Transcripts

All official electronic transcripts must be submitted to directly from the high school.

Test Scores

Submit ACT (School Code: 1124) or SAT (School Code: 1666) scores. 

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Roosevelt University calculates GPA based on a 4.0 scale. Credit is given for weighted classes.

Additional Documents

Though not initially required, a personal statement, essay, or letters of recommendation may be requested after initial review of your application.  If required, submit additional documents to

Earned College Credit

  • AP/IB: Roosevelt does accept AP and IB credit. Read more about AP/IB
  • CLEP: The number of credit hours, up to a maximum of six for each test, is determined by the score as well as any previously earned credit in the discipline in which the CLEP exam is taken. Credit will be awarded only after the student completes 12 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 at Roosevelt University. Credit will not be given if the student has attempted or completed that course previously. Contact the Registrar’s Office regarding previously earned credit and CLEP information.
  • Dual-Credit: If your high school offers dual-credit classes, you will need to submit official transcripts from the college or university where the credit was earned. 

Submit all documents regardless of campus to:

Roosevelt University
Office of Admission Processing
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

General Educational Development Test (GED)

In lieu of a high school diploma, you may present the General Education Development (GED) scores with a minimum score of 250 (for tests before 2002) or 2500 for more recent tests, with an average score of at least 50/500.  A personal essay might be required. Please consult with Office of Admission.
Official GED scores may be obtained through the County Superintendent of Education’s Office in the county where the student took the test.

Home Schooled Students

Students must present sufficient documentation and/or transcripts to present a comprehensive picture of the course of study and achievements. ACT or SAT scores would also be required for those who are under 24 years of age. Admission decisions are based on the strength of the student’s course of study, standardized test scores and possible interview.