CAPITAL UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, OHIO - ADMISSION

Columbus, OhioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1830Established Year
  3384Enrollment

Capital University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Supriya Sarkar

Capital University (CU) critically assesses the received applications based on the academic record of high school, GPA attained and the coursework completed. Once the application process is over, applicants must ensure that their gidance counselor mail one copy of the offcial academic transcript to Capital University.

CU allows the students to opt for unique courses offered in disciplines like Law, Nursing and Business both at undergraduate and graduate level.

Based on your application type, please take care of the following things:

  • Online applications are free of cost
  • No separate application is required for scholarships
  • Freshmen applicants (domestic/international) need not submit an essay or recommendation letters to complete the application process
  • CU encourages international applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores for enhancing their chances to be considered for financial aid
  • Work experience is taken into consideration for MBA applicants with no GMAT score

Applicants are recommended to provide a list of the activities they participated in during high school or college to support their candidature in lieu of essay or recommendation letter.

Highlights

Application PortalUG: CU Admissions Portal or Common App
Graduate: CU Admissions Portal
Application FeeOnline Application: Free
Paper Application: 25 USD
Acceptance Rate69%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/e-Check
Capital University SAT Requirements1110 (Composite)
Capital University ACT Requirements22 (Composite)
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSpring, Fall, and Summer
Interview RequirementsRequired for MBA programs
Work Experience3 years for MBA courses
Financial AidAvailable for 99% of the 1st-year international students

Capital University Application Deadlines

The application for undergraduate courses will be starting in October for the Fall season. Please note that for graduate courses, the applications are accepted on a rolling basis, the dates given below are only the recommended deadlines.

Type of ApplicantFallSpringSummer
GraduateJuly 15December 1April 15
InternationalJune 1October 1March 1

Capital University International Admissions

International Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: Applicants are required to visit the international admissions page to submit an online application. Alternatively, you may use the ‘Common App’ to submit an online application.

Application Fee: Not required for online applications.

Academic Requirements: For international applicants, submission of ACT or SAT scores is not mandatory. However, the chances of getting a scholarship increase if students supplement their applications with these standardized test scores.

Supporting Documents: Academic transcript, degree certificate, diploma certificate (if applicable), passport copy.

International Graduate Admissions

International applicants need to visit the respective course pages to know about the specific admission requirements.

It is essential to submit the following documents in case if you are making an application for a graduate program or Adult and Continuing Education Program or the Nursing Accelerated Program:

  • Affidavit of Support
  • Transfer Eligibility Form

Capital University English Requirement

International applicants who are not native English speakers need to demonstrate proficiency in English by fulfilling any one of the following requirement:

Internet-based TOEFL: 61 (UG); 100 (Graduate)

IELTS: 6.0 (UG); 7.0 (Graduate)

Capital University Undergraduate Admissions

Application Portal: CU accepts online application either through the ‘Common App’ or its online admission portal.

Application Fee: Not required for online applications.

Academic Requirements: All 1st-year applicants, graduating from a US-based high school, should submit academic transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. The ACT and SAT requirements for CU are:

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score22
25th Percentile ACT Score20
75th Percentile ACT Score24
SAT Scores
Average SAT score1164 (Math: 570; Reading: 594)
25th Percentile SAT Score1075 (Math: 535; Reading: 545)
75th Percentile SAT Score1245 (Math: 610; Reading:635)

Additionally, students must have completed the following preparatory courses:

  • English: Four classes
  • Math classes (including Algebra II): Three classes
  • Science (including two lab sciences): Three classes
  • Social Studies: Three classes
  • Foreign Language: Two classes
  • Fine arts: One class

Supporting Documents: A completed Counsellor information form and a list of activities performed during high school. Please note that CU does not require the applicants to submit an admission essay or letter of recommendation for UG courses.

Students applying for music/nursing courses and home-schooled students need to fulfill additional requirements.

Capital University Graduate Admissions

Application Portal: Online applications can be completed at the CU’s admissions application page. Alternatively, applicants may submit paper applications.

Application Fee: Students are exempted from paying the application fee if they are applying online. Paper applications require the students to pay 25 USD.

Academic Requirements: A few of the academic programs may require the applicants to submit scores of standardized tests like GRE/GMAT/LSAT in addition to the GPA and prerequisite coursework.

CourseApplication FeeApplication DeadlineAcademic RequirementsEnglish Language Requirement
MBANot required for Online applicationsNot available3.2 GPA and GMAT scoreIELTS/TOEFL score
M.Sc. in Nursing (Education)Not required for Online applicationsRolling admissions; Enrollment months: August, January, MayB.Sc. in Nursing, 3.0 GPAIELTS/TOEFL score
LLM in Business40 USD*Rolling admissions; recommended deadline: May 12.75 GPAIELTS/TOEFL score

*Not applicable to students applying before March 1.

Supporting Documents: Resume and three reference letters are required for all the graduate programs, however, a few courses have certain additional requirements:

  • Nursing courses: Ohio RN License, 1-2 page statement of purpose stating strengths, a clinical case you would like to work upon and reason for choosing CU.
  • MBA: Prior work experience of 3 years.

Applying at the Capital University can be a very good option for you as there is no application fee if you apply online before March 1. If you have a good academic record, high GPA and standardized test scores above the minimum requirements then chances are high that you will get into the University and will be considered for a scholarship too.

CU takes a minimum of 2–3 weeks to process the application and inform the applicants about the admission decision. Applicants are recommended to submit the supporting documents early to receive the decision fast.

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