Undergraduate Admission

Shape your future in small classes, through strong academics, innovative partnerships, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Explore your interests through student activities, cultural performances, and NCAA Division III athletics.

Widen your perspective through service learning, faith exploration, access to Chicago, and internships and field experiences in the Fox Valley region.

Admission Criteria

We consider students for regular freshman admission who have graduated from an accredited high school (in a college preparatory curriculum) or have earned a GED credential. We review students' completed admission files on an individual basis.

Students who apply to Aurora University benefit from a rolling admissions policy. AU reviews applications as they are completed and students are notified about admissions decisions throughout the admission cycle. Undergraduate students who have a strong desire to attend Aurora University are encouraged to apply early in their senior year.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the free online application or use the Common App.

  2. Submit your official high school transcripts and record of all previous college work to the Office of Admission. Official transcripts should be sent to:

    Aurora University
    Office of Admission
    347 S. Gladstone Ave.
    Aurora, IL 60506

    If possible your high school or college can send your official, encrypted transcripts electronically to AU-ETranscripts@aurora.edu.

  3. Aurora University is test-optional, meaning that the submission of SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission. If you believe your test score is reflective of your academic abilities, we encourage you to submit your official SAT or ACT scores through the testing corporation (ACT College Code = 0950; SAT College Code = 1027). We can also consider test scores official if they are sent through your high school transcripts.*

    *Homeschooled students must submit an SAT or ACT score.

  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will automatically be considered for academic and need-based scholarships when your application for admission and FAFSA have been submitted. (Federal School Code for FAFSA = 001634)

Conditional Admission

If you do not meet the criteria for regular admission, you may be admitted on a conditional basis. Contact an admission representative to review your transcripts and discuss your options.



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