Freshman Requirements

Now is the time to apply!

Truman attracts students who excel both inside and outside the classroom. High school performance and standardized test scores are the foundation for admission decisions, yet our individual holistic review process involves consideration of an admission essay, special abilities, talents, and co-curricular involvement. The Admission Committee looks deeper than your GPA and test scores to understand your past accomplishments, your interests and your potential. That holistic review continues when your application is considered for scholarships.

Application Materials

  • High school transcripts
  • ACT or SAT score
  • Essay (1 to 3 pages) – view the essay prompts
  • Activities List or Resume – strongly recommended

High School Curriculum

  • four units of English
  • three units of mathematics (four are strongly recommended)
  • three units of social studies or history
  • three units of natural science
  • one unit of fine arts
  • two units of foreign language (same language)



Sara Hahn

I believe that a liberal arts and sciences education allowed me to explore a variety of perspectives and fields which I may not have had the opportunity to had I attended a non liberal-arts school. I was able to explore topics which I knew virtually nothing about, such as philosophy and religion, Spanish, and psychology, which will be beneficial in my career in furthering my understanding of clients who have cultures different than my own.

Sara Hahn, Communications Disorders Major