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You're about to embark on a very exciting milestone in your life: the college application and admissions process.

It's time to get started!


All of us at St. Ambrose are ready to assist you in this important decision-making process, from answering specific questions about our university to walking you through the necessary steps to apply for admission and financial aid.

If you're ready to apply online, start right now.  Create an account or login to complete our application online. You also have the option to complete The Common Application to apply to SAU and other schools.

Remember that we're here to help. You're our No. 1 priority. Contact us at 800-383-2627 or admit@sau.edu.

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Undergraduate Admission and Application Requirements

Application Requirements

If you want a great education and an unforgettable college experience, apply for admission to St. Ambrose University.

When you apply, you'll also need to do the following:

  • Request that your high school send your academic transcripts to St. Ambrose.
  • Arrange to have your ACT or SAT test score sent to St. Ambrose. The ACT code is 1352, and the SAT code is 6617.
  • If you plan to live in our amazing residence halls, you'll need to complete a housing application (available after you are admitted). For more information about the housing application please contact Residential Life at 563-333-6258.

If you have questions or concerns, our admissions counselors are always willing to talk with you one-on-one. Call us at 563-333-6300 or 800-383-2627 or shoot us an email at admit@sau.edu.

Academic Requirements

There are just a few academic requirements to become an SAU Fighting Bee:

A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited high school.

AND

A composite score of 20 or above on the American College Testing Program (ACT) or a 1020 or above on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Board. Students who graduated from high school five or more years ago do not need to supply ACT or SAT scores. The writing portion of the ACT is optional for admission to St. Ambrose University.

Conditional Admission
If you can't satisfy both of the requirements above, you may qualify for Conditional Admission. Minimum requirements for Conditional/Provisional status are

GPA: 2.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 non-weighted scale)
Standardized Tests: 18 on the ACT or 940 on the SAT.
Your academic progress will be monitored each semester by the SAU Board of Studies, which is comprised of SAU faculty.

Admission for Home School Students

If you were home schooled and do not have a high school diploma, we will require a passing score on the General Education Development Test (GED) and an ACT composite score of 18 or an SAT score of 940. Students who have been out of high school (or equivalent) at least five years do not need SAT or ACT scores.

Submit Your Health History

We require all undergraduate students to have a completed health form on file in the Health Services Office. Your information is completely confidential and available only to the Director of Health Services. Release of any health information requires your signature. This form is available on the Health Services website.

GED Certificates

If you passed the General Education Development Test (GED), and have an ACT composite score of 18 or an SAT score of 860, you meet our academic requirements.

If you've been out of high school (or the equivalent) for at least five years, you don't need SAT or ACT scores.

HiSET Exam

If you passed the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and have an ACT composite score of 18 or an SAT score of 860, you meet our academic requirements.

If you've been out of high school (or the equivalent) for at least five years, you don't need SAT or ACT scores.

Contact


Admissions Office
Admissions and Welcome Center
310 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6300
admit@sau.edu

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!