To qualify for undergraduate
admission students need to meet the following
graduated from a recognized
secondary school, or
the test of general
education development (GED), or
equivalent in formal
minimum secondary school
grade point average (GPA)
from the last three years of
study of 2.0 for first-time
freshman, or 2.0 GPA for
transfer students (on a
four-point scale). Students with less than 2.0
GPA, may petition in writing
to NHU admissions for
consideration on a
Conditional Low GPA for
the first semester of
admitted on Conditional Low GPA must
obtain a 2.0 or better in
their first semester to
continue. Failure to
do so may disqualify the
Students need to provide the
following to the Office of Admissions in order
to ensure proper processing of the application:
Students need to complete NHU
A student who does not possess a high school diploma, but can demonstrate high school equivalency through the successful completion of the General Equivalency Development (GED) test, must submit to the Office of Admissions the official test scores, which meet the state’s minimum for passing. Students who have not earned a high school diploma or GED must submit proof of passing the California High School Proficiency Examination.
transcript from each college
attended, if applicable*;
* Official transcripts must possess the appropriate institutional authority and must certify transcripts and other admission documents. Students who have completed their studies abroad must submit their official documents to an approved foreign transcript evaluation agency to receive a report of equivalent United States college credits, diplomas, or degrees. If the documents are not in English, they must be accompanied by an English translation. Information on approved agencies may be obtained from Enrollment. Office of Admissions.
Orientation and Academic Placement
NHU requires all entering
undergraduate students to attend New Student
Orientation administered in the Student Academic
Assistance Center. Orientation includes an
introduction to NHU, expectations, where to find
help, and information about academic assessment
in English and Mathematics. Exceptions
will be made to students transferring equivalent
ENG 100 or MAT 100 coursework.
A student is officially admitted
once he/she submits an online application along with the required
documents to their Enrollment Advisor as described is this section, and has
received an acceptance letter from the Office of Admissions.
The applicant is notified in
writing regarding their admission. The final
responsibility for the fulfillment of all
admission requirements lies with the student.
When in doubt, the student should consult the
Office of Admissions.
High School Equivalency Exam/State of California Proficiency Exam
A student who do not possess a
high school diploma, but can demonstrate high
school equivalency through the successful
completion of the General Equivalency
Development (GED) test, must submit to the
Office of Admissions the official test scores,
which meet the state’s minimum for passing.
If no high school diploma or GED is completed,
the student must submit proof of passing the
California High School Proficiency Examination.
Under certain circumstances, an
undergraduate student may be contingently
admitted before a full admission is completed.
In these cases, the student must have:
Completed an online NHU admissions application;
copy of high school
transcript, and copy of
transcripts for all colleges
attended, until official
transcripts are received;
GPA petition letter (if
All missing items have to be
provided within the first semester in which the
student enrolls. Students not complying
with their contingent admission within allowable time
frame may be dismissed from NHU and student
status will be changed to inactive status.
Students dismissed must reapply for admission,
submit all required documents, and pay all
applicable fees. If a student has been
contingently admitted and is dismissed he/she is
not eligible for contingently admission a second
time for same missing documentation.
Grade reports or transcripts may
be issued only when all conditions noted is
High School Students
Students still attending high
school will be considered for enrollment in
certain special programs, if recommended by
school officials and appropriate NHU department
chair. Preparation must be equivalent to
that required of eligible California high school
graduates. Such admission is only for a
given term, program, and does not constitute the
right to continued enrollment.
NHU may contingently accept
first-time freshman providing they have
completed all high school requirements and met
the admissions requirements with the exception
of official high school transcripts stating
their completion date. Students must
submit their official high school transcripts
with all current coursework to date. If
student transcript does not meet the 2.0
requirement, student must petition to NHU for
admission, and student may be put on conditional low GPA
their first semester of enrollment. Student will
not qualify for official acceptance until
Official high school transcripts are sent to NHU
with graduation completion date. They may
not register for courses until they are informed
in writing from the Office of Admissions.
Admission as a Transfer Student
Transfer students will adhere to
all admissions procedures. A student will
be considered a transfer student having
completed a minimum of 12-transferable Semester units, or
18-transferable Quarter units of college level coursework,
with a 2.0 GPA.
The National Hispanic University
evaluates, without prejudice, applicants for
admission. Applicants are reviewed on the
merits of their prior academic achievements and
potential for achieving the goals and objectives
of the program to which they seek admission.
An applicant cannot disregard
his/her previous college records and apply for
entrance to freshman standing.
Students must submit all official
transcripts from all schools and colleges
attended. In addition, transfer
students must comply with all graduation
requirements as they appear in this catalog
under Academic Requirements at Graduation.