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Huntingdon Announces New Admission Requirements
Montgomery, Ala.—The Huntingdon College Office of Admission announced new traditional undergraduate admission standards this week, raising the minimum grade point average for unconditional admission to the College to 3.0 and waiving standardized test scores for those who meet the GPA standard. The new admission requirements pertain to the class entering in fall 2021. The College had previously observed a sliding scale based on GPA and ACT or SAT scores for admission.
“About 92 percent of the class that entered in the fall of 2020 had earned high school grade point averages of 3.0 or better,” said Dr. Anthony Leigh, senior vice president for student and institutional development. “We have found in the past that those who have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA were much more likely to be academically successful at Huntingdon.”
“The 2021 admission requirements will help those whose testing plans have been delayed because COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of national test administrations since March 2020,” said Leanne Mallory Carroll, vice president for enrollment management. “Students who have taken the ACT or SAT in the past may use their scores in consideration for scholarship awards.”
Huntingdon offers a variety of merit-based financial aid incentives that range from partial tuition participation awards to full tuition merit scholarships.
Applications for students entering in fall or spring 2021 are being accepted now. The financial aid awarding cycle begins October 1, when families may begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov.
“Huntingdon is still the only college of which I’m aware that offers a laptop computer, books and information resources, and a senior year travel-study opportunity—all within regular tuition and fees,” said Carroll. “Offering all of these incentives, in addition to a broad-based liberal arts curriculum focused on critical thinking and justice issues and a special program to address each student’s vocational calling ensures that all Huntingdon students are given the same opportunities for academic success. We are thrilled to welcome students who are seeking a college where they will be known and where they will feel comfortable and at home.”
Huntingdon is a coeducational residential liberal arts college of the United Methodist Church.