Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Our admission requirements for first year students are:

  • Students who have a high school unweighted Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or above (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible for admission to Park University, regardless of ACT or SAT scores. ACT, SAT, or Park University assessment scores will be required for English and mathematics placement purposes.
  • Students who qualify for Missouri’s A-Plus Program (or equivalent program in another state) are automatically eligible for admission as freshmen at Park University.
  • For students not meeting the first two criteria, qualification in at least two of the following are required:
    • 2.0 grade point average unweighted (on a 4.0 scale),
    • and/or rank in upper 50 percent of class
    • and/or minimum ACT composite score of 20 or a combined SAT score of 940 prior to March 2016 (critical Reading and Math only) or SAT 1020 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math Only)
  • Students who hold a GED Certificate require a total score of at least 2500 (five areas) and no area less than 450, as well as a minimum ACT composite score of 20 or a combined SAT score of 940 (Critical Reading and Math only) .

Note: To have your test scores automatically sent to Park, please select our school codes during the time of your exam:

  • ACT code 2340
  • SAT code 6574


The following programs require additional documentation.

Prospective students not meeting the above criteria may be considered on an individual basis. The Office of Admissions will forward the request to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for final disposition.

Park University seeks students with a record of academic achievement, involvement in the community and good character. No applicant will be denied admission on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or veteran’s status.


Refer to the Transfer Student Admissions section for admission requirements for transfer students.


Refer to the International Student Admissions section for admission requirements for international students.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.