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Become a Bulldog
You are more than your GPA and standardized test scores. At Truman, we use a holistic approach when evaluating your application. But each admission type to Truman is different. Choose how you plan to pursue your degree at Truman below, and learn about the requirements each office has.
Beyond your GPA and ACT or SAT scores, you'll need a strong college preparatory curriculum. Come see what we want from you as you make your class selections in high school.
Being a transfer student at Truman is an easy transition when pursuing your Bachelor's degree. Your admission will be based on your academic progress at your current institution. Check out the other things we'll provide you before you arrive on campus as well!
International Student Requirements
To ensure that you are ready for Truman's rigor, the International Student Affairs Office has some specific requirements. Review our page for a full list of requirements to have your application considered for admission.
Graduate Studies Requirements
Planning to pursue your Master's degree at Truman? Each program has specific requirements. Start by visiting our Graduate Studies site and view the Admission Requirements for the program that meets your needs.
If you are interested in declaring a music major, you must perform an audition for a committee of music studio faculty in order to determine that you have reached a sufficiently advanced level of applied proficiency. For more information about our music major or to schedule an audition, visit our Music webpage.
Placement within our nursing major is dependent upon the number of spaces available and individual evaluation. If you are interested in majoring in nursing, you must be accepted to Truman as well as to the nursing program. An additional application and essay must be submitted by January 15th in order to be evaluated for admission to the nursing program. For more information, please visit the Nursing webpage.
"I love the easiness to get to know your professors and the resources that are available for students. It is easy to see the faculty’s dedication towards the students’ success, and I especially like that we are constantly challenged to be better. It can be very stressful at times, but it teaches you a lot."
– Roberto Renteria ’16, Psychology and Biology double major