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Admissions Process

Questions:

  1. What does Catawba require for SAT and/or ACT scores?
  2. What is the minimum GPA required for acceptance?
  3. Does Catawba require the written SAT/ACT sub test?
  4. Does Catawba accept AP & IB credit?
  5. Does Catawba have an application deadline?
  6. Can I pay my deposit online?
 

Answers:

  1. What does Catawba require for SAT and/or ACT scores?
    Catawba prefers a minimum score of 950 on the SAT and 19 on the ACT. Any Freshman with a 3.5 High School GPA or higher is eligible to apply for admission under the test optional program if they do not believe that their test scores appropriately reflect their academic strength. These students do not need to submit their scores until they have been admitted and decide to enroll at Catawba. Lower scores are considered if combined with evidence of strong academic performance in core academic courses. The average SAT score for a recent entering Freshman class was 1055.

  2. What is the minimum GPA required for acceptance?
    Catawba requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.5. All GPA scores of 3.0 and below are reviewed by the Faculty Admissions Committee. Our average GPA for high school prospects is a 3.55.

  3. Does Catawba require the written SAT/ACT sub test?
    Those who submit the ACT are required to submit their scores on the writing section of the ACT. Catawba will allow students to submit scores from previous versions of the SAT (or ACT) as well, and will use the student's best scores from either test.

  4. Does Catawba accept AP & IB credit?
    Yes. For details, visit the AP & IB Credit page.

  5. Does Catawba have an application deadline?
    Yes, applications received after March 15, will be considered on a space available basis.

  6. Can I Pay My Deposit Online?
    Yes, enrollment deposits can be paid online at www.catawba.edu/pay.
 

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