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The Entering First-Year Student                                                                                         

The Midland University admissions team wants to help prospective students find the right match and succeed in college and in life. As a part of that process, we evaluate each student on an individual basis. Here are the guidelines the institution uses:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

  • Standardized Test Scores (ACT or SAT) are encouraged

Applicants that do not meet these admissions requirements are reviewed on an individual basis and, if admitted, are provided with a customized academic success plan. Students may be asked to provide additional application materials such as updated standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, personal statements, or interviews with staff.

Application for admission to Midland should be submitted late in the junior year, or at the end of the senior year of high school. The application is available online at www.midlandu.edu and can be submitted to the Admissions Office. There is no application fee. Recommended high school preparation includes four years of English, three years of mathematics, at least three years of science, two years of foreign language, and 10 elective units.

The ACT or SAT is encouraged, but not required, of all incoming first-year students. Test scores reflect a student’s academic potential in different areas and are a helpful tool in course planning and selection of an academic major. Students should make arrangements to take the test as early as junior year.

All applicants should request that an official high school transcript be sent to the admissions offic at the completion of their senior year confirming the date of graduation and final grades. Applicants will be notified of their admission status as soon as possible after the completion of the steps outlined above.

The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant. Midland University is committed to the goals and requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibiting discrimination in education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

A full-time, first-year student is defined as a student who has not attended college during the regular academic year (excluding summer) following high school graduation.

Transfer Students

Midland University welcomes students who are seeking new educational opportunities and are interested in transferring from a previous institution. Midland is dedicated to serving the unique needs of transfer students through the their transition by with the support of many resources and teams.

A transfer student is defined as a student who has attended another college during the regular academic year (excluding summer) after high school graduation. Students transferring from other colleges or universities are required to follow the regular admissions procedure, including:

  • Submission of the online application

  • Submission of an official high school transcript

  • Submission of an official transcript from each college/university attended

  • ACT or SAT scores are encouraged to support academic placement

  • A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for acceptance.

A transfer applicant suspended for academic insufficiency from the previous college attended may not be eligible for admission to Midland, unless the student has been approved by the admissions committee or has satisfactorily completed nine credit hours at another college with a minimum grade of C- in each.

Applicants that do not meet these admissions requirements are reviewed on an individual basis and, if admitted, are provided with a customized academic success plan. Students may be asked to provide additional application materials such as updated standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, personal statements, or interviews with staff.

International Students

Midland University welcomes students from all over the globe. Undergraduate students are encouraged to complete the application for admission at least one year in advance to allow for appropriate planning and travel.

Potential students must complete:

  • Submission of the online application

  • An official document or transcript certifying completion of secondary education

    • Incoming International first-year students must submit high school transcripts via InCred.

  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

    • A TOEFL test (Testing of English as a Foreign Language) of 550 (written), 213 (computer), 79 (internet-based), IELTS score of 6.5, or Duolingo English Test score of 100

    • Incoming International Transfers will not need to provide InCred evaluations of their high school coursework or Duolingo/TOEFL if they have at least one successful semester of college coursework in the United States. Midland University will accept US college coursework as a substitute for English proficiency exam if the student has earned a 2.0 GPA or higher at a full-time semester credit load (12-18 credits). International transfer students must show proof of successful high school completion via diploma, or other translated school document, but transcripts and evaluation is not required.

    • Proof of English Proficiency is not required if the student attends(ed) high school in one of the following programs or countries: American/English International Schools, IB program, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guam, Jamaica, Marshall Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands. Please note, that while the student will not need the English proficiency test, high school transcripts must still be evaluated through InCred. 

  • Students with a statement of finances indicating sufficient funding to cover all costs. International students are also required to purchase health insurance as a condition of enrollment.

  • Standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) are encouraged.

International transcripts and documents must be submitted in English. If translated, they must be certified. All transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited agency for the U.S. equivalent before submitting to the University Registrar for transfer of credit. Transcripts using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) will also be accepted, provided that they are in English. Midland University recommends InCred (https://www.incredevals.org) as the NAIA requires this platform for eligibility purposes. Other transcript evaluation options (for non-athletes) would include: World Education Services (https://www.wes.org), or ECE (https:/www.ece.org).


Undergraduate students who have been away from Midland for one semester or more, or who have graduated from Midland, must file an application for re-admission. Re-admission applications will be reviewed and checked to make sure that all academic and or financial obligations have been met before a student can be readmitted to the University. There is no charge to re-apply, and the necessary form may be obtained in the admissions office or completed online at www.midlandu.edu. If a student has attended or completed coursework at other colleges, all transcripts from these institutions must also be submitted.

Special Admission

Persons who do not meet regular admission requirements, but who wish to take particular course work, may be granted admission as special students for no more than two courses. Individuals admitted as special may count such coursework toward a degree only upon completion of all regular admission and prerequisite requirements. These students will be classified as Non-Degree Seeking students.

High School Scholars/Dual Enrollment

Midland University’s High School Scholar program allows high school juniors and seniors to take one or two college courses per semester on Midland’s campus. Students will earn college credit toward a degree at Midland or students may choose to transfer their credits to another institution. These courses are taught by Midland University faculty and can be part of the student's regular high school schedule. In addition, students may earn credit towards high school graduation by enrolling in Dual Enrollment courses at their high school. These students will be classified as Non-Degree Seeking students.

 Revised 12/18/2023.