Application Deadline Extended
The 2013 fall application deadline has been extended through April 15.
Admission to the freshman class is selective, competitive, and limited to recommended graduates of accredited secondary
schools, ranking in the upper half of their class. Each year, candidates are chosen from the list of applicants on the
basis of preparation for college and interest in an aptitude for courses offered by Hampton University.
Every candidate must present satisfactory credentials as to ability, character, and health. The decision of admission
is based on the following factors:
- Secondary school record
- Level of performance on the Scholastic Aptitude Test of the College
Entrance Examination Board, or the American College Testing Program
- Personal qualities, background, and experience
- Educational objectives
- Institutional needs
Seventeen Carnegie units of academic work are required for consideration as an applicant for admission. The academic
units include four units in English (grammar, composition, and literature), three units of mathematics (algebra I, algebra
II, and geometry), two units of natural science (biology and chemistry), and two units of social studies. The remaining
six academic units accepted will be chosen from those required by the secondary school for graduation.
The Early Action (non-binding) deadline is November 1 and decision letters are mailed the fourth week
of December. The standard admission application deadline is March 1 and decision letters are mailed on a
rolling basis, generally three to four weeks upon receipt of a complete application packet.
Every applicant for admission to Hampton University who has not previously attended college must take the Scholastic
Aptitude Test (SAT) of the College Entrance Examination Board or the American College Testing (ACT) Program and have the
scores sent to the University as a part of the application for admission. Those who wish to take one or more of the
Achievement Tests may do so, but these additional tests are not required.