Admissions Policy

Candidates for admission to Limestone are evaluated on the basis of ability and achievement. The University is limited in the number of students it can accept. Therefore, every effort is made to admit students, who because of their academic preparation, particular interests, and talents, are qualified to accept the challenges and opportunities of a liberal arts college. The policies and procedures below apply to all candidates for Limestone's Day Campus, Evening, and Online Programs.

Students planning to enter Limestone University are advised to contact Admissions during their junior year of high school to discuss the courses needed during the senior year. This contact can be made by a visit to the University, by letter, or by an interview with a college representative on College Day at the high school. By contacting Limestone during your junior year of high school, you will receive advanced information which will give you an edge over those who begin the process late.

For admission to the University, a student should present approved Carnegie Units (high school course units) from an accredited secondary school. These units should include the following:

  • English ......................................................................................4 units
  • Mathematics..............................................................................3 units
  • Social Science ...........................................................................3 units
  • Laboratory Science ...................................................................2 units

Additional high school courses should be selected mainly from foreign languages, history, mathematics, and natural science. Limestone is happy to consider applications from students whose preparatory program differs in extent and in course content from that outlined above, provided it shows evidence of sound work in basic subjects.

To be considered for admission into a degree program at Limestone, you must be a high school graduate or hold a General Education Diploma (GED) or provide clear evidence of the ability to do college-level work. Students who are unable to attend day classes on the campus in Gaffney may wish to consider the Online and Evening classes (which are mainly for adult students).

The following factors enter into the decision-making process regarding a prospective student’s acceptance: grade point average (GPA), class rank, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores, and letters of recommendation. In some cases, an interview may be required to help the admissions staff understand the student’s desire to further his or her education and goals. Special consideration is given to courses taken in high school that relate to a student’s major area of interest.

Students can anticipate notification of their admission status within two weeks after all information has been received by the University.

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