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With over 70 majors offered to students, there is something for everyone. Areas of study include arts and sciences, business, education, performing arts, professional studies. Undergraduate programs are designed with three unique student populations in mind: freshman, transfer, and adult.

Explore the admission process by selecting the category which best describes you.

Freshman Student Admission Requirements

An individual currently attending or who has completed a high school degree or its equivalent. These individuals may have completed fewer than 15 transferrable college credit hours.

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions (high school, GED, community college, college, or university). Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.
  • Submit official ACT or SAT scores. The respective testing codes are as follows:
    • ACT school code: 1124
    • SAT school code: 1666

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

Please see material submission instructions below.

Transfer Student Admission Requirements

An individual who has completed a high school degree or its equivalent and has completed 15 or more transferable college credit hours.

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions (high school, GED, community college, college, or university). Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.
Though not initially required, a personal statement, essay, or letters of recommendation may be requested after initial review of your application.

Please see material submission instructions below.

Adult Student Admission Requirements

An individual who is pursuing one of Roosevelt’s adult-focused bachelor’s degree programs within the College of Professional Studies. These programs are intended for individuals 22 years of age and older. 

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions (high school, GED, community college, college, or university). Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement.

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

Please see material submission instructions below.

AP Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Equivalency Guide and Policy

Students may receive college credit if they have successfully completed AP exams with the minimum score indicated for the subject below; the grade earned is “Pass”. Freshman students must submit official score reports from the College Board to the Office of Admission.

Please note: A maximum of 30 semester hours of prior learning transfer credit may be awarded including American Council on Education (ACE), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Military credit per ACE recommendations.

AP SUBJECT

MINIMUM SCORE

RU COURSE EQUIVALENCY

COURSE ATTRIBUTE

CREDITS AWARDED

ART 2D DESIGN

3

ART 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

ART 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

ART HISTORY

3

ART 101

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

ART 101 & 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

ART, STUDIO: DRAWING

3

ART 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

ART 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

ART, STUDIO: GENERAL

3

ART 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

ART 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

BIOLOGY

3

BIOL 1XX

NATURAL SCIENCE

3

4 - 5

BIOL 1XX

NATS & LAB

6

CHEMISTRY

3

CHEM 1XX

NATURAL SCIENCE

3

4 - 5

CHEM 201

NATS & LAB

5

COMPUTER SCIENCE

3

CST 1XX


3

4 - 5

CST 1XX


6

CHINESE LANGUAGE

3

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

ENG LANG/COMP

3

ENG 101


3

4 - 5

ENG 101 & ENG 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

ENG LIT/COMP

3

ENG 101


3

4 - 5

ENG 101 & ENG 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

3

BIOL 1XX

NATURAL SCIENCE

3

4 - 5

BIOL 1XX (nonlab)

NATURAL SCIENCE

6

FRENCH LANGUAGE

3

FREN 101

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

FREN 101 & 102

HUMANITIES

6

FRENCH LITERATURE

3

FREN 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

FREN 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

GERMAN LANGUAGE

3

GERM 101

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

GERM 101 & 102

HUMANITIES

6

GOVERNMENT & POLITICS, US

3

POS 101

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

4 - 5

POS 101 & 1XX

SOCIAL SCIENCE

6

GOVT & POLITICS, COMPARATIVE

3

POS 102

INTS & SOSC

3

4 - 5

POS 102 & 1XX

INTS & SOSC

6

HISTORY, EUROPEAN

3

HIST 121

HUM or SOSC

3

4 - 5

HIST 121 & 122

HUM or SOSC

6

HISTORY, US

3

HIST 106

HUM or SOSC

3

4 - 5

HIST 106 & 107

HUM or SOSC

6

HISTORY, WORLD

3

HIST 111

HUM & NWC or SOSC & NWC

3

4 - 5

HIST 111 & 112

HUM & NWC or SOSC & NWC

6

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

3

GEOG 1XX

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

4 - 5

GEOG 1XX

SOCIAL SCIENCE

6

ITALIAN LANGUAGE

3

ITAL 101

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

ITAL 101 & 102

HUMANITIES

6

JAPANESE LANGUAGE

3

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

LATIN LITERATURE

3

HUM 1XX

HUM & NWC 

3

4 - 5

HUM 1XX

HUM & NWC 

6

LATIN VERGIL

3

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

MACROECONOMICS

3

ECON 101

INTS & SOSC

3

4 - 5

ECON 101 & 1XX

INTS & SOSC

6

MICROECONOMICS

3

ECON 101

INTS & SOSC

3

4 - 5

ECON 101 & 1XX

INTS & SOSC

6

MATHEMATICS:





    CALCULUS AB

3 - 5

MATH 231


4

    CALCULUS BC

3

MATH 231


4

4 - 5

MATH 231 & 232


8

    STATISTICS

3

MATH 217


3

4 - 5

MATH 217 & 2XX


6

MUSIC THEORY (for non-music major)

3

MUSC 100

HUMANITIES

3

4 - 5

MUSC 100 & 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

PHYSICS 1

3 - 5

PHYS 201

LAB & NATS

4

PHYSICS 2

3 - 5

PHYS 201

LAB & NATS

4

PHYSICS C: MECHANICS

3 - 5

PHYS 201 &

LAB & NATS

4

PHYS 233

NATUAL SCIENCE

1

PHYSICS C: ELECTRICITY & MAGNETISM

3 - 5

PHYS 202 &

LAB & NATS

4

PHYS 234

NATURAL SCIENCE

1

PSYCHOLOGY

3 - 5

PSYC 103

SOCIAL SCIENCE

3

SPANISH LANGUAGE

3

SPAN 101

HISP & HUM

3

4 - 5

SPAN 101 & 102

HISP & HUM

6

SPANISH LITERATURE

3

SPAN 1XX

HISP & HUM

3

4 - 5

SPAN 1XX

HISP & HUM

6

IB Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalency Guide and Policy

Students may receive college credit if they have successfully completed an IB exam with the minimum score indicated by subject and level in the table below; the grade earned is “Pass”. Freshman students must submit official score reports from the International Baccalaureate to the Office of Admission.

Please note: A maximum of 30 semester hours of prior learning transfer credit may be awarded including American Council on Education (ACE), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and military credit per ACE recommendations.

IB Course/Exam Levels are SL = Standard level; HL = Higher Level

Group I: Languages

IB SUBJECT

IB LEVEL

REQUIRED SCORE

RU COURSE EQUIVALENCY

COURSE ATTRIBUTE

CREDITS AWARDED

 

Arabic B

SL or HL

 4 - 5

ARAB 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

HL

 6 - 7

ARAB 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

 

Classical Languages

SL or HL

 4 - 5

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

HL

 6 - 7

HUM 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

 

English A: Lang & Lit

SL or HL

5

ENG 101


3

HL

 6 - 7

ENG 101 &


3



ENG 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

 

English A: Literature

SL or HL

 4 - 5

ENG 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

HL

 6 - 7

ENG 1XX

HUMANITIES

6

 

French B

SL or HL

 4 - 5

FREN 101

HUMANITIES

3

HL

 6 - 7

FREN 101 & 102

HUMANITIES

6

 

German B

SL or HL

 4 - 5

GERM 101

HUMANITIES

3

HL

 6 - 7

GERM 101 & 102

HUMANITIES

6

Language & Performance

SL

 4 - 7

THAR 1XX

HUMANITIES

3

 

Spanish B

SL or HL

 4 - 5

SPAN 101

HUM & HISP

3

HL

 6 - 7

SPAN 101 & 102

HUM & HISP

6

Group II: Individuals and Societies

IB COURSE

IB LEVEL

REQUIRED SCORE

RU COURSE EQUIVALENCY

COURSE ATTRIBUTE

HOUR AWARDED

Business & Management

SL or HL

 4 - 5

BADM 101


3

HL

 6 - 7

BADM 101 & 1XX


6

Economics

SL or HL

5

ECON 101

INTS & SOSC

3

HL

 6 - 7

ECON 101 & 1XX

INTS & SOSC

6

Geography

SL or HL

 4 - 5

PHSC 1XX

Natural science

3

HL

 6 - 7

PHSC 1XX

Natural science

6

Hist-Route 1: History of Europe & Islamic World

SL or HL

 4 - 5

HIST 1XX

HUM or SOSC

3

HL

 6 - 7

HIST 1XX

HUM or SOSC

6

Hist-Route 2: 20th Century World History

SL or HL

 4 - 5

HIST 1XX

HUM or SOSC

3

HL

 6 - 7

HIST 1XX

HUM or SOSC

6

Information Technology in a Global Society

HL

 4 - 5

CST 1XX


3

HL

 6 - 7

CST 1XX


6

Philosophy

SL or HL

 4 - 5

PHIL 101

HUM or SOSC

3

HL

 6 - 7

PHIL 101

HUM or SOSC

6

Psychology

HL

 5 - 7

PSYC 103

SOSC

3

Social & Cultural Anthropology

SL or HL

 4 - 5

ANTH 240

NWC &SOSC

3

HL

 6 - 7

ANTH 240 & 2XX

NWC & SOSC

6

World Religions

SL or HL

 5 - 7

PHIL 219

NWC & HUM or SOSC

3

Group III: Experimental Sciences

IB COURSE

IB LEVEL

REQUIRED SCORE

RU COURSE EQUIVALENCY

COURSE ATTRIBUTE

CREDITS AWARDED

Biology

HL

 4 - 5

BIOL 1XX

NATS

3

HL

 6 - 7

BIOL 1XX

NATS & LAB

6

Chemistry

HL

 4 - 5

CHEM 1XX

NATS

3

HL

 6 - 7

CHEM 1XX

NATS & LAB

6

Environmental Systems and Societies

SL - HL

 4 - 5

ENVS 1XX

NATS

3

HL

 6 - 7

ENVS 1XX

NATS

6

Design Technology

SL

4

CST 1XX


3

Physics

HL

5

PHYS 201

NATS & LAB

4

HL

 6 - 7

PHYS 201 & 202

NATS & LAB

8

Group IV: Mathematics & Computer Sciences

IB COURSE

IB LEVEL

REQUIRED SCORE

RU COURSE EQUIVALENCY

COURSE ATTRIBUTE

CREDITS AWARDED

Mathematical Studies

SL

 5 - 7

MATH 1XX


3

Mathematics SL

SL

 5 - 7

MATH 121


3

Mathematics HL

HL

  5

MATH 231


4

HL

 6 - 7

MATH 231 & 2XX


8

Computer Science

SL - HL

 4 - 5

CST 1XX


3

HL

 6 - 7

CST 1XX


6

Group V: The Arts

IB COURSE

IB LEVEL

REQUIRED SCORE

RU COURSE EQUIVALENCY

COURSE ATTRIBUTE

CREDITS AWARDED

Dance

SL

 5 - 7

DANC 1XX

HUM

3

 

Film

SL

 6 - 7

HUM 1XX

HUM

3

HL

5

HUM 1XX

HUM

3

HL

 6 - 7

HUM 1XX

HUM

6

Music

HL

5

MUHL 1XX

HUM

3

HL

 6 - 7

PERF 1XX

HUM

6

Theatre Arts

HL

 5 - 7

THAR 1XX

HUM

3

 

Visual Arts (A & B)

SL or HL

 4 - 5

ART 101

HUM

3

HL

 6 - 7

ART 101 & 1XX

HUM

6

Non-Degree, Students-at-Large

A student-at-large is a student who meets a program's admission requirements and wishes to pursue a limited course of study, rather than a bachelor's degree. Enrollment as a student-at-large is dependent upon the approval of the academic program.

Complete the Student-At-Large application to begin the admission process and return to the Office of the Registrar.

Readmission

Undergraduate students who have not enrolled for three consecutive semesters (excluding the summer) must submit a Readmission Application to the Office of the Admission.

The Office of Admission will manage the readmission process in partnership with the advising office. When program requirements have changed, requirements in effect at the time of readmission apply. If a student was previously placed on academic probation or suspended, additional action will be required.

How to Submit Your Admission Documents

Submit all application materials to:

Roosevelt University
Office of Admission Processing
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
OR
admissionforms@roosevelt.edu