Admissions

RU Accelerate Admissions

RU Accelerate: Get Where You’re Going, Faster

Are you ready to return to college to advance your career? The Accelerated Learning Program is designed for adult students who wish to complete their bachelors’ degree or pursue coursework online or in the evenings to accommodate daytime working schedules.

Interested in learning more? Schedule a virtual visit with a recruiter!

Flexible

Designed for adult students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree or pursue coursework online to accommodate their schedules!

12:1

Student to Faculty Ratio: Small class sizes and various student services ensure individualized academic support and attention. 

Belonging

We seek to love, welcome, and value every human as a bearer of the image of God; embracing differences in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, gender, orientation, and more. 

Christian Identity

As followers of Jesus, we at Rochester University are committed to embodying love, justice, peace, and mercy. 

New Student Referral Scholarship!

Current students who refer a new student to RU stand a chance to earn $250 for themselves and for the referred student. But wait, there’s more! You can refer an unlimited number of applicants. To qualify, the new students must successfully complete their first semester at RU. Both you and the referred student will receive your $250 award the semester following their first semester. 

Ready to make a difference? Simply ensure the referred applicant includes your first and last name on their application under “Influence to Apply.” Spread the word, earn rewards, and be a part of the RU community’s success story!

Learn more about paying for college here

The RU Advantage 

RU Accelerate programs provide the flexibility and freedom of online learning for students like you who are already advancing in their career and life — all while welcoming you into the RU community. 

Exceptionally transfer friendly 

Transfer up to 90 semester hours of college credit toward your bachelor’s degree. 
Transfer up to 47 semester hours of college credit toward your associate’s degree. 

Complete your degree in as few as 16 months depending on the number of transfer credits and programs.

Designed for demanding schedules

All accelerated degree programs are offered fully online. 

Admissions Requirements 

First Time in College:

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA or minimum 660 GED score to qualify for unconditional admission (Earned GED also accepted).
  • Submission of official high school transcripts or GED.


Transfer students:

  • Minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA (from regionally accredited colleges/universities) to qualify for unconditional admission
  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.

*Early Childhood Studies Applicants: A criminal background check completed within the past 12 months is required before being accepted by the University.

Students who do not meet the criteria may be granted conditional acceptance. Please contact your Admissions Recruiter or admissions@rochesteru.edu for more information.

Official Transcripts

Students are required to submit official transcripts from each institution the student has attended. Information on sending official transcripts should be available on the institution’s website or by contacting their Registrar’s Office. Electronic transcripts can be sent to admissions@rochesteru.edu.

Physical transcripts can be mailed to:

Rochester University Admissions
800 West Avon Road
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Students having trouble accessing official transcripts should contact their institution directly.