Admissions Requirements

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Admission Requirements



First Time Freshman

Transfer Students


Degree-bearing high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 or above or GED

Have been enrolled in college for at least one semester following high school graduation.


Have one of the following qualifying entrance exam scores: 

  • Composite score of 20 or higher on the ACT
  • Score of 1020 or higher on the SAT (950 for test prior to March 1, 2016)
  • Score of 66 or higher on the CLT

Meet one of the following criteria: 

  • College transcript(s) showing 6 to 24 transferable credit hours with a GPA of 2.5 or above
  • College transcript(s) showing 25 to 84 transferable credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or above



Any transfer student with fewer than 6 transferable hours see standard first time freshman admission requirements.


Candidates who do not fulfill requirements may petition for admission consideration. Please contact your admissions representative for further information. 

Admissions Process

  1. Submit your online application and a $25 non-refundable application fee.
    1. If first time freshman applicant, request an official high school transcript to be sent to John Brown University as well as entrance exam scores.
    2. If transfer student, request official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended (even if you did not receive credit).
      1. Transcripts must be mailed by the university or college directly to the JBU Office of the Registrar, 2000 W. University Street, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. If sending transcript electronically, have sent to You may use JBU's Transcript Request Form or visit our transcript request links for assistance.
  2. Meet Your Counselor
  3. File Your FAFSA