Malone University welcomes applications for admission from qualified high school graduates who want to attend college in an atmosphere of high academic standards and evangelical Christianity. Admission to Malone is based upon an objective evaluation of an applicant’s credentials with emphasis on high school grade point average, college grade point average, standardized test scores, and depth of high school courses. Malone admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, and national or ethnic origin who meet the academic requirements.
Students interested in attending Malone are encouraged to visit the campus with their families. During the visit students can meet with admissions counselors, talk with Malone students, and discuss academic programs with faculty members. Students and parents may sit in on classes, attend community worship, and tour the campus. A campus visit will provide other helpful information in the decision-making process.
Students who are planning to visit overnight are asked to give advance notice to the Admissions Center so that arrangements may be made. Please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator to make arrangements.
Admissions Standards and Test Optional Admissions
Admission to Malone is based on the applicant’s high school curriculum, grade point average, post-high school academic work, standardized test scores (when applicable), motivation, maturity, and other personal qualifications. Admission is based upon a composite view that is provided by a completed application to the University along with the high school transcripts and standardized test score (when applicable).
Freshmen applicants may choose to apply Test Optional if they have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher and have been enrolled in an academically rigorous high school curriculum. All other requirements for the admissions process remain the same except the student does not need to submit an ACT or SAT score. Students indicate their interest in applying for Test Optional on their application for admission. Simply check the Test Optional box.
General policies are as follows:
- The required distribution of high school credit units is 4 units of English with emphasis on composition, 3 units of mathematics (including Algebra I, Plane Geometry and Algebra II, 3 units of science (including a laboratory science), 2 units of social studies, one unit of history, 2 units of a foreign language, one unit of visual or performing arts, and at least 2 academic electives.
- Additional units in mathematics and science are recommended for students who plan to enter programs in computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, or nursing.
- An adult whose high school preparation is incomplete may be admitted on the basis of the General Education Development Test, providing the average standard test score is at least 450 (53 under old standards) with no one score below 410 (48 under old standards). Additional tests may be requested.
- Students whose previous academic programs or achievements have not been satisfactory, but whose test scores and other qualifications indicate probable success in college, may be granted admission on condition or probation. The final decision rests with the Director of Admissions. A personal interview may be required for students being considered for a conditional or probational admission.
Applicants who have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.6 or higher and score a 26 ACT Composite superscore (1240 SAT combined critical reading and math superscore) or higher, will receive an honors admission status. Honors admits will be invited to apply for the Malone University Honors Program.
Students whose academic background is described by item number four listed under Admissions Standards may be granted conditional admission. Students with this status will be required to agree to and sign a Probationary Contract. This contract specifies certain course choices, semester hour limits, class attendance, peer tutoring, study skills course, and grade point average requirements that are designed to enhance the success of enrollment. Continued enrollment at the University beyond the first semester is based on a 2.00 or higher grade point average.
High School Enrollment Programs
College Credit Plus Program
Malone University is participating in this program. All students enrolled in an Ohio public, private, or chartered high school or who are homeschooled are eligible to request admission to this program. Contact the Admissions Center for information.
Dual Enrollment Program
High School students enrolled in non-Ohio schools and students not participating in College Credit Plus are eligible to request admission to this program. Contact the Admissions Center for information.
We have a rolling admissions process. It is recommended that applications be filed by March 1 in order for applicants to receive the fullest benefits of financial aid, housing, and registration. Once an applicant’s file is complete, it is evaluated and considered for admission. Written notification of the results will be made immediately.
Students who apply for admission to Malone make a mature decision about a University that expects high standards in return for a quality educational opportunity. Prospective students are required to sign the application for admission and also the Community Agreement of the University (included on the application).
In order to make application to Malone, applicants should complete the following steps according to their classification:
No previous college/university experience (excluding College Credit Plus and Dual Enrollment)
- Complete the online application at www.malone.edu/apply.
- Request an official transcript from the current high school or high school from which the applicant graduated.
- If not applying test optional, applicants must take the ACT or SAT and have results sent to Malone. High school counselors can furnish complete information on testing programs.
- Complete and return the application form. Students may also apply on-line at www.malone.edu/apply.
- Submit a transcript of courses, credits, and grades. If applicable, any supporting documents such as reading lists may be included. Transcripts from any post-secondary coursework must also be submitted.
- Submit an official ACT or SAT score.
Malone University students who interrupt their academic work for a standard semester or more must apply and be readmitted before re-enrolling. Applications for readmission are available online at www.malone.edu/apply. (Click on Readmission Application.) Readmitted students are registered through the Center for Student Success.
- Complete the Undergraduate Application online at www.malone.edu/apply.
- For an applicant with fewer than 30 transferrable credits from another institution, it may be necessary to submit a final high school transcript or GED test scores. For placement purposes, it may be necessary to provide ACT or SAT scores. If ACT or SAT scores are not available, it may be necessary to take additional testing on campus at Malone. Please consult the appropriate admissions counselor for full details.
- Provide an official transcript from each institution attended after high school (including non-accredited institutions). Failure to report prior college/university attendance or to furnish official transcripts cancels all enrollment privileges. This also applies to Post-Secondary Enrollment Option and College Credit Plus students.
- For additional information, see Transfer Policy.
After receipt of the above materials, each file is reviewed individually according to the criteria below and the applicant is informed about an admissions decision:
- In general, a 2.0 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) from each previous institution attended is required. However, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to evaluate the GPA based upon transferrable academic credit versus transferrable elective credit. (Note: academic credit refers to those courses that are transferrable into the Malone University General Education program or the intended Malone major.)
- It is highly recommended that a potential NCAA-Division II athlete meet with the University’s NCAA compliance office regarding specific eligibility transfer regulations.
- In some cases, the Admissions Committee may request an additional essay from an applicant in order to acquire a more complete understanding of the applicant’s academic history prior to rendering the admission decision. If needed, the essay format is available from the appropriate admissions counselor.
If attending another college or university and desiring to take a course at Malone, the applicant must request a transient letter from the college or university in which the applicant is currently enrolled stating the applicant is in good standing and authorized to enroll in the special courses at Malone. For additional information, see Transient Work at Another College or University.
Students who meet the qualifications for standard admission may matriculate as part-time students. The part-time application for admission (available at www.malone.edu/apply) is submitted to the Office of Admissions. Academic advisement for part-time students is available in the Center for Student Success.
Before admission to Malone University, international students must successfully complete secondary education requirements or anticipate completion of the semester preceding entrance to the University.
Admission to Malone University is selective. To be considered for admission, a student should submit the following materials:
- A completed Malone International Student Undergraduate Application: www.malone.edu/apply.
- Certified copies of original records and transcripts mailed by the registrar of each secondary school, college, or university attended, accompanied by certified English translations of the same documents, if the originals are not in English. (English translations are not acceptable without copies of the original language documents.)
- Foreign transcripts must be evaluated prior to enrollment at Malone. Malone recommends evaluations from either Foreign Credit Services of America (FCSA) or the World Education Services (WES).
- FCSA: visit their website at www.fcsa.biz or request an evaluation directly from them at Foreign Credit Services of America (FCSA), 1910 Justin Lane, Austin, TX 78757-2411, USA. Telephone # 512-459-8428, Fax # 512-459-4565.
- WES: visit their website at www.wes.org or request an evaluation directly from them at World Education Services, Inc. (WES), PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745, USA. Telephone # 212-966-6311, Fax # 212-966-6395.
- Upon receipt of the evaluation of transcripts from FCSA or WES, Malone University will determine which credits will be applied toward a degree.
- Students who have earned university-level course credits in a foreign country comparable to the course credits in the United States system must transfer those credits to Malone University.
- The results of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or Academic College Test (ACT) for students for whom English is the primary language. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Malone University’s test codes are 3289 for ACT and 1439 for SAT.
- The results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for applicants for whom English is not the native language. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Malone University’s test code for the TOEFL is 1439. Please note the following requirements:
- Paper-Based Total: 550
- Computer-Based Total: 213
- Internet-Based Total: 79-80
- IELTS: 6
- Two reference forms from teachers, pastors, etc.
- If accepted, a signed and notarized Affidavit of Support from a parent, guardian, or sponsor.
- If accepted, a $2000 US deposit is required in advance of issuance of the I-20 for receipt of a student VISA ($200 deposit if Canadian citizen or a U.S. resident). The deposit is necessary in order to reserve housing and register for classes.
Upon receipt of the student VISA, travel arrangements may be initiated. Also, please note that Malone University requires full payment for each semester before classes begin.
Scholarships may be available on the basis of academic, music, or athletic merit. Financial Aid awards continue for the typical length of time required to complete a degree program, as long as the student remains in good academic standing and is in compliance with the Malone University Community Agreement.
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) maintains a web site with information regarding international students, visas, passports, and other important items. The link for this site is www.ice.gov/sevis/students/. Please know that the DHS charges a $350 fee to any international student applying for a visa. The fee will be collected by mail or credit card via the Internet. This fee must be paid before applying for a visa to enter the United States.
All New Students
- A Fall Orientation Program under the direction of the Office of Student Development will be held in the fall prior to classes. Detailed information will be sent to the student during the summer.
- All applicant material should be sent to:
Director of Admissions
2600 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton OH 44709
TOLL FREE: 1.800.521.1146