Admission Requirement

Freshman Admission
Below are the standard admission requirements for freshmen. See the requirements for:
A. Graduate from a standard or accredited high school.
Check to see if your high school is on the list of regional accreditors.
B. Earn a C– or better in 15 college preparatory courses.
Mathematics—3 years. Must include first-year algebra and two additional years of college-preparatory mathematics, including Algebra II (or equivalent) or higher. An advanced mathematics course is highly recommended in your senior year. One year of either algebra or geometry taken prior to ninth grade are acceptable.
English—4 years. All four years should be in preparatory composition and literature with emphasis on and frequent practice in writing expository prose.
Science—3 years. Must include a year each in two fields of college-preparatory science such as biology, chemistry, physics, or earth and physical science. One year of laboratory science is recommended.
Social Studies—3 years. Complete three years of social studies from such areas as global studies, history, or social studies electives.
Second language—2 years. The UO offers several options for meeting the second-language requirement.
C. Submit your official high school transcripts.

Transcripts should show courses through at least the end of eleventh grade. Upon graduation, submit a final transcript confirming graduation and showing all academic course work.

D. Submit SAT or ACT scores.

We accept SAT Reasoning Test or ACT. We prefer scores to be sent directly from the testing service, but we do accept scores reported on official high school transcripts or reported by the high school counselor on the paper application for admission. If you plan to participate in intercollegiate athletics, however, we must receive your scores from the testing service. When you take the test, list the UO as one of your score recipients. Our school code number for the SAT Reasoning Test is 4846; our code for the ACT is 3498. Learn more about the 2016 SAT redesign.

E. Submit an application essay.

The Linkcity is interested in learning more about you. Write an essay of 500 words or less that shares information that we cannot find elsewhere on your application. Any topic you choose is welcome. Some ideas you might consider include your future ambitions and goals, a special talent, extracurricular activity, or unusual interest that sets you apart from your peers, or a significant experience that influenced your life. If you are applying to the Linkcity’s Robert D. Paul Solonton College, feel free to resubmit your honors college application essay.