Troy University seeks to admit students who possess the intellectual capacity, maturity, previous training, and motivation necessary for success in educational programs. Troy University welcomes applications from a variety of students including traditional college age students, adults who will combine their educational pursuits with work, or life-long learners who are simply seeking enrichment. Programs and courses are offered for full-time and part-time students, and are offered in a variety of formats and times including traditional day classes, night classes, and weekend classes. Programs or classes are also available online and through other alternative methods of educational delivery.
Students are encouraged to apply well in advance of proposed start dates. The University reserves the right to investigate and review the records of any applicant to determine the applicant’s eligibility to enroll.
If fraudulent information is discovered during the application process, including transcripts and test scores, the University reserves the right to deny admission. If the discovery occurs after admission and class registration, the student may be administratively withdrawn.
Incoming students should consult with the Office of Enrollment Management for information regarding any revisions to or additional requirements in the admissions process.
Beginning freshmen are defined as applicants who have attempted less than 24 credit hours of coursework at other colleges or universities.
All Freshman applicants who are graduates of accredited high schools must submit an official transcript showing graduation and a minimum of 15 Carnegie units, with three or more units in English. Of the units presented, 11 must be in academic courses.
Troy University will accept both the old SAT-1 and the realigned SAT scores. The realigned SAT scores are tests taken after March 2016 and are noted as ‘new SAT’ in the below requirements.
A conditionally admitted student whose academic performance results in being dropped from the program may appeal for readmission to the University, after a period of 12 months, through the campus-specific Conditional Appeals Committee (CAC) where the original conditional admission was granted. Upon being approved for readmission as a conditional student, the student will be granted unconditional status upon the completion of another 12 to 24 semester credit hours at Troy University with an overall 2.0 GPA. Any conditional student who fails to attain a 2.0 GPA upon completion of the additional 24 semester credit hours at Troy University will be dropped from the program. Students who have transferred to regionally accredited universities after being dropped from the program and wish to return to Troy University must apply for admission as a transfer student through the Office of Enrollment Management. In order to qualify for admission, these students must meet the unconditional admission requirements.
Transfer applicants must have attempted at least 24 credit hours of coursework, excluding developmental/remedial courses, at other regionally accredited colleges or universities.
Academic credit and/or degrees accepted by Troy University must be earned at regionally accredited U.S. institutions or at foreign universities whose academic credit and/or degrees have been evaluated and determined to be equivalent to that awarded by a U.S. institution. All transfer credit is evaluated in terms of level, content, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance.
Transfer applicants must have official transcripts from each college or university they have previously attended sent directly to 100 University Park, Troy University, Troy, AL 36082.
Official digital transcripts must be submitted through:
A. Unconditional Admission
Transfer applicants will be granted unconditional admission if they are in good standing at the last college attended and if they have an overall GPA of 2.00 (4.00 scale) or better on all college/university work attempted. Technical and developmental/remedial work is not considered in determining grade point average. Applicants who have been suspended from another institution for any reason must be eligible to return to that institution before being considered for admission to Troy University. No conditional admission provision is available for transfer students. Applicants not meeting the unconditional admission requirement who demonstrate significant potential for success and have perhaps overcome legitimate and extenuating circumstances, may be granted admission by appealing to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management or designee.
B. Active Duty Military
Limited to active duty military, National Guard, or Reserve, unclassified admission allows a student to enroll with the University in their initial term/semester of enrollment without submission of transcripts and/or test scores. Submission of the application for admission is required. Additionally, students applying for this status must submit one of the following as proof of military status at the time of application:
The maximum credit hour load for a student under unclassified admission is six credit hours (for a nine week term) or 12 credit hours (for a 16 week semester). No federal financial aid (Pell Grant, student loans, etc.) will be awarded to students under this status.
Students enrolling under this classification must provide all official transcripts from previous institutions attended prior to completing the first term of enrollment. Once all appropriate documents have been evaluated, a decision regarding regular admission to the University will be made. Students not meeting the undergraduate admission requirement will not be permitted to enroll in subsequent terms or semesters.
The Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) may be considered for admission to the University.
Contact information for international applicants:
Center for International Programs
003 Hawkins Hall
Troy, AL 36082
Application for admission should be made at least three months in advance of the proposed term of Troy University. The admission process begins with an online application located at https://www.troy.edu/international/studyattroy/index.html. Questions may be addressed to the International Admissions Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 1-334-670-3335.
Additional Requirements for a Student Visa
Only the Troy University campuses in Alabama are approved to host students on a nonimmigrant student visa.
First Time University Students
The following documents must be submitted to the Center for International Programs:
* Students can obtain conditional admission without the listed test scores. These students must take ESL placement test and pass its requirements in order to matriculate into academic programs.
International students transferring from universities outside the United States must submit the following documents in addition to the ones listed above:
Transfer Credit from Foreign Universities
Depending on home location and/or immigration status, students seeking transfer of credits from regionally recognized foreign institutions may pursue one of the following two methods for the official International Transfer Credit Evaluation.
Please visit: https://www.troy.edu/records/aec/foreigntransfercredit.html for more information.
English Proficiency Requirements for Admitted Students
An ESL placement test will be administered to admitted students who do not meet English proficiency requirements for first-time and transfer students.
Placement in English as a Second Language classes or into academic classes will be based on attainment of identified cut-off scores on this test. Contact the Center for International Programs at email@example.com for specific information.
To admit students from ESL to academic programs based upon their achievement in the Intensive English Program, the following process will be used.
Undergraduate “advanced-level” ESL students may take academic classes at the same time as ESL classes if they meet the specific criteria in the ESL Student Handbook. Students who achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 in each non-ESL course and 3.0 or higher in ESL courses will be eligible to be fully admitted. Any “advanced-level” student not achieving admission during his or her first semester will be required to repeat the part-time academic/part-time ESL enrollment in the next semester or to take only ESL classes, at the discretion of the ESL Director.
International students who are non-native speakers of English must take an ESL writing placement examination, administered by ESL in order to place in an English composition course, ESL 1100 or ESL 1101.
NOTE: Students may take the ESL placement test and the paper version of the TOEFL examination only once while registered for any ESL and/or academic classes at Troy University.
English Placement for Non-native Speakers of English
Any student whose first language is not English must submit an official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the ACT Compass ESL examination. Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements specified for the TOEFL, IELTS or ACT Compass ESL test will be placed at the appropriate level in the Troy University English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The ESL program is available on the Troy Campus.
Students may audit any Troy University course by indicating audit at the time of registration. No credit will be given, no hours attempted will be earned, and fees will be assessed based on the audit credit hour rate. Audit hours are not counted in maximum or minimum credit load limits and no credit will be earned.
Students may change from audit to credit or from credit to audit within the designated drop/add period the first week of classes, a period allowing students’ flexibility to change classes without academic or financial penalty
Student from another institution wishing to enroll at Troy University as a transient student (Transient students are not eligible for financial aid.)
A student enrolled at another institution who is in academic good standing may wish to study at Troy University and then return to the original institution. The student should make application as a transient student with appropriate transient authorization. In order to complete this process, students desiring to enroll at the Troy Campus must submit the completed Medical History Form. Students granted transient admission should request that official Troy University transcripts be sent to the home institution.
Troy University student wishing to enroll as a transient student at another institution
A student receiving prior Troy University transient authorization does not need to be readmitted if the absence does not go beyond the term authorized. Troy University transient authorization assumes the student remains in good standing and has not officially withdrawn from the University for the term that authorization was granted. The student must provide an official transcript from the institution attended. A student returning beyond the approved transient authorization must reapply under the readmission rules.
Former Troy University students in academic good standing
Readmission for conditionally admitted students dropped from program
Students dropped from program are not allowed to re-enroll at the University for at least 12 months. Students interested in re-enrolling should contact the Admissions Office at the Troy University campus that granted conditional admission.
Receiving transient authorization
Students receiving prior Troy University transient authorization do not need to be readmitted if their absence does not go beyond the timeframe authorized. Troy University transient authorization assumes that the student remains in good standing and has not officially withdrawn from the University for the time period authorization was granted. Students must provide official transcripts from the institutions attended.
Students who have earned baccalaureate degrees or higher degrees from the University or from other institutions may enroll for additional undergraduate coursework as post degree students.
Transcripts with posted degree must be submitted.
Temporary admission may be granted to an applicant who has submitted incomplete information or documentation for full admission to the University. Temporary admission may be granted for one term. Students granted temporary admission must submit all complete and/or official records before the end of the term/semester for which the temporary admission was given. With the permission of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management or the campus/site designee, a second temporary may be extended for the subsequent term. In the event the final records indicate that the student is not eligible for admission, the student may be administratively withdrawn with no refund issued.
Students attending institutions which are not regionally accredited may submit transcripts for review to determine admissibility. The regional accrediting agencies are as follows:
Students graduating from home-school programs must comply with the same requirements as students graduating from traditional programs.
If a student meets regular admission standards and has earned college level courses at an unaccredited institution of higher learning, the student may be given provisional credit. However, the credits will not be considered for acceptance until the student has attended Troy University as a full-time student for two semesters and has met the grade point average necessary for good standing. Credits will be reviewed by the dean of the discipline and the Records Office. A determination will be made based on (1) the unaccredited institution’s affiliation with the Commission on Recognition of Post Secondary Accreditation; and/or (2) acceptance of credit by at least three other accredited institutions located in the area of the unaccredited institution. Contact the dean of enrollment management or the Global Campus site director for more information.
Active duty military, National Guard, Reservist, and veterans may be admitted on the basis of an exempted ACT or SAT score requirement, regardless of age. These students will be required to present a military ID or DD 214 as part of their application submission in addition to the high school transcript or GED score.
Also, Students who are certified as “qualifiers” through the Eligibility Center of the NCAA are eligible for admission. Students who have been certified by the NCAA must submit required test scores and transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Evaluation of credentials determines the enrollment status: unconditional or conditional.
The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes: