Shorter University Admissions

Shorter University Admissions


Bachelor and Associate Degree Programs

To enroll in one of Shorter University’s online bachelor’s or associate degree programs, students must meet the following admissions requirements:

Students with less than 24 college transferable hours

  • A high school transcript
  • ACT score of 19 or better
  • SAT score of 450 on each section or better
  • A high school GPA average of 2.25 or better on a 4.0 scale

If the student has been out of high school for over five years, a high school transcript is required but no ACT or SAT score.

Students with 24 or more transferable credit hours

  • A college GPA, based on grades from transferable courses, of a 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited postsecondary institution
  • Submit transcripts from each institution previously attended
  • The student must also:

Master of Accountancy

To enroll in our online Master of Accountancy program, students must have:

  • An undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.50 (on a 4.00 grading system). Applicants will be considered eligible for admission if their undergraduate GPA in the final 60 hours of their enrollment is a 2.50 or greater on a 4.00 scale.
  • GMAT score of 450 points. The GMAT may be waived if the applicant has five years of professional experience, is a graduate of Shorter College, or has completed a graduate degree from an accredited institution or the applicant is currently enrolled in the “Early Access” program and has completed at least one graduate level course prior to completing your undergraduate degree.
  • Evidence of completion of a U.S. baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or its equivalent. The applicant is responsible for providing official transcripts from each institution attended. Those students without an undergraduate degree in accounting will be required to complete any necessary prerequisite courses before entry into the program.

The applicant must also:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the $25 application fee
  • Submit all forms and official transcripts from EACH institution previously attended even if no credit was earned or grades received. We will accept unofficial transcripts in order to obtain an evaluation of transferable credits.
  • Submit GMAT scores.
  • Submit a Personal Statement of Objectives that describes how the completion of the MAcc degree will affect the applicant’s professional performance and career goals.
  • Submit a Resume
  • Two Professional Recommendation Letters
  • Students for who English is a second language will submit a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • The applicant may include any additional supporting documents that would help the admissions committee in determining the potential success of the applicant.

Master of Business Administration

To be eligible for admission to the MBA program, students must meet the following admission requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 for the last 60 hours attempted.
  • Demonstration of the ability to perform graduate work in the areas of Accounting, Finance, Economics, and Quantitative Methods. This can be demonstrated by satisfactory completion of the MBA Tutorial, undergraduate courses, CLEP or DANTES exams.

The applicant must also:

  • Complete the online application
  • Submit the $25 application fee
  • Submit all forms and official transcripts from EACH institution previously attended even if no credit was earned or grades received. We will accept unofficial transcripts in order to obtain an evaluation of transferable credits.
  • Submit a current resume documenting at least three years of relevant full-time work experience.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from employers, instructors, or others in a position to evaluate the applicant’s ability to handle graduate work in business administration.
  • Submit a personal statement of objectives emphasizing how the completion of the MBA degree would affect the applicant’s professional performance and career goals.
  • Candidates with an insufficient undergraduate GPA may submit the results from the GMAT to bolster their application. For those students who submit the GMAT, the following formula shall apply: GPA x 200 points + total GMAT score must equal 1000 points.
  • The applicant may include any additional supporting documents that would help the admissions committee in determining the potential success of the applicant.

Final acceptance into the program will be at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee and its assessment of the candidate’s potential to complete the program.

Summer General Education Courses

Transient Students: Students who are currently enrolled in another higher education institution and wish to take online General Education courses are considered to be transient students. Transient students are limited to taking a total of 24 college credit hours at Shorter University. Transient students wishing to enroll in a Summer General Education course must submit:

  • A completed Shorter University application with a $25 application fee
  • A Statement for Good Standing from the registrar or other appropriate academic official at their current higher education institution.

Transfer Students: A transfer student is an applicant who has been enrolled at another college and has earned some transferable college credit hours. A transfer student must provide the following:

  • A completed Shorter University application with $25 application fee
  • A written personal statement which reflects compatibility between the student’s goals and the mission and goals of the College.
  • An official transcript from EACH institution previously attended.
  • If the applicant has earned LESS than 24 hours or transferable college credits they must submit an official high school transcript or official GED scores.
  • If the applicant has earned LESS than 24 hours or transferable college credits they must submit an official SAT or ACT score report, either sent from the College Board or ACT at the prospective student’s request or included on the official high school transcript.

Joint Enrolled Students: A joint-enrolled student is a student entering their senior year in high school, who may apply as a part-time student at Shorter. The student must have completed their junior year in high school to apply as a joint-enrolled student. Students applying for joint-enrolled status must have above average grades and above average SAT or ACT scores. Applicants who are interested should contact the Office of Admissions for specific admission requirements. A joint-enrolled applicant must provide the following:

  • A completed Shorter University application with $25 application fee
  • A written personal statement which reflects compatibility between the student’s goals and the mission and goals of the College.
  • An official high school transcript.
  • An official SAT or ACT score report, either sent from the College Board or ACT at the prospective student’s request or included on the official high school transcript.
  • Written permission to be a joint-enrolled student, along with a list of classes approved to take for joint-enrolled credit, from the high school principal.

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