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

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Sonal vaid

Ashland University every year they enrol about 3,359 undergraduate students in the field of Nursing, Education, Fine arts and management. The admission is moderately competitive with an acceptance rate of 74%.

Ashland has more than 70 undergraduate programs and majors. The popular majors include Nursing science, Education, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Special Education, and Teaching.

International applicants have to apply on university’s website

The admission is totally based on the high school GPA and the SAT/ ACT scores.


Application portal

UG -

PG -

Application fees$50
Acceptance rate72.5%
GPAMinimum 2.5 (3.0 for nursing)
Average SAT score960 (1030 for nursing)
Average ACT score18 (20 for nursing)
Mode of paymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake seasonFall/ Spring/ Summer
Work experienceFor MBA applicants
Institutional code

ACT - 3234

SAT - 1021

Ashland University Admission Deadlines

The applicants should submit their application and all the documents before the deadline. If someone crosses the deadline then they will be moved for the next semester admission.

Intake semesterUndergraduate deadlinesGraduate deadlines
Fall SemesterJuly 1stJuly 15th
Spring SemesterNovember 15thNovember 30
Summer SemesterMarch 15thMarch 15th

Ashland University International Admissions

Ashland University offers 70+ undergraduate programs and majors, 10+ master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs to the international students. The applicant can apply via university’s website.

Admission requirements -

  • Official copy of high school diploma transcripts and certified translation of the transcripts.
  • Credential evaluation of the transcripts should be done and sent.
  • SAT/ ACT scores
  • GPA should be above 2.5.
  • Photocopy of their passport.
  • English proficiency test scores
  • Affidavit of financial support from sponsor/ official supporting evidence of financial resources.

English proficiency test score requirements -

ExamNursing Programs/ Ed.D programsUndergraduatePostgraduate
TOEFL (IBT)84, spoken 2667, subset score 15, writing band 2279, subset score 19, writing band 22
TOEFL (PBT)563517, subset score 50, writing band 5.5550, subset score 50, writing band 6.0
IELTS7.0, Spoken 7.06.0, subset 5.0, writing band 6.06.5, subset 6.0, writing band 7.0

Visa process for international students -

After the student is selected for admission, the university will email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). Once received, all the details should be checked carefully.

  • Completed non-immigration visa application form (DS-156) with passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.
  • Evidence of SEVIS fee payment (I-901 receipt)

Ashland University Undergraduate Admissions

The university provides more than 70 undergraduate courses. The requirements are quite similar and they are as follows:

Admission requirements -

  • Original or certified copies of high school diploma transcripts and also the English translation of the same.
  • GPA should be 2.5 on the 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants applying for the nursing program should have a GPA of 3.0 on the 4.0 scale.
  • SAT and ACT score.
ACT (code - 3234)18
SAT (code - 1021)870 or higher

Ashland University Graduate Admissions

Postgraduate programs have different requirements. So below you may find the general requirements and the table below shows the specific requirements for the particular course.

Admission requirements -

  • Official transcripts of the previous college attended and also the certified translation of the same.
  • Credential evaluation of the transcripts should also be submitted.
  • Current updated Resume, mentioning all the professional work experiences. (Especially for MBA applicants)
  • Writing samples for MFA applicants. This may include 10 -15 pages of poetry or 20-25 pages of creative non-fiction writing.
  • Letter of recommendation.

Specific graduate program requirements are given below -

CourseApplication portalApplication feeApplication deadlineAcademic requirementsMinimum English proficiency requirements$30Rolling admissionGMAT/ GRE Updated Resume with professional work experience.TOEFL (IBT) - 79, TOEFL (PBT) - 550, IELTS - 6.5 PTEA - 55
Master of Fine$30Summer - May 15th Spring - December 1stGPA above 2.75 Writing sample (10-15 pages poetry/ 20- 25 pages of prose) 2 letters of recommendationTOEFL (IBT) - 79, TOEFL (PBT) - 550, IELTS - 6.5 PTEA - 55
MS in Applied exercise$30RollingGPA - 3.0 or above, Official transcriptsTOEFL (IBT) - 84 TOEFL (PBT) - 563 IELTS - 7.0, PTEA - 59

The applicants should apply for the courses before the deadline. If the deadline is crossed then they will be moved to the next semester admission list. The response for the application take about 3 - 4 weeks after the application is received by the university. After getting selected, students are requested to make a one-time enrollment deposit of $150 to secure their place in the program. This amount will be credited later to the tuition fees.

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