Steps to apply
Bluffton University operates on a rolling admission plan, and you are welcome to apply anytime after completion of your junior year in high school.
To be considered for regular admission to Bluffton University as an undergraduate student, you must submit the following:
- Bluffton application or Common application
- Official high school transcript
- Official ACT or SAT score (at this time we do not require the writing portion of either test; SAT score is a combination of the critical reading and math sections)
To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum 2.3 cumulative high school GPA and a minimum 19 ACT/990 SAT. In addition, class rank may be considered. Students who do not meet these regular entrance requirements may be invited to apply to the Discovery Program, which requires additional application materials.
The average Bluffton University student has the following academic profile:
- Test scores: 22 ACT or 1030 SAT
- Grade Point Average: 3.3 (4.0 scale)
To be considered for admission, transfer students must have maintained at least a C average or better in all college-level work. In addition, you must be in good academic standing, eligible to return and met all previous financial obligations at any previous institutions.
To complete the admissions process we ask for the following:
- Online Bluffton application or Common application
- Official academic transcripts from previous colleges/universities you have attended
- Transfer student recommendation form
- High school transcript
A dedicated admissions transfer coordinator will work individually with you throughout the application process. Bluffton has agreements with area two-year colleges that allow an associate's degree to be used toward a baccalaureate degree in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, dietetics, social work, sociology and early childhood education.