Undergraduate Admissions Information

Rochester University offers undergraduate degree programs in a broad cross-section of disciplines. Please refer to the information below in order to ensure that your application is complete and that all requirements are met so as to ensure that we can process your application as quickly as possible.

How to Apply

For an application to Rochester University to be considered complete, applicants must submit the following items:

1 | Choose Your Application Method

Free Online Application
Paper Application
These can be requested from the Admissions Office

2 | Official Test Scores

The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented many prospective students from taking standardized tests, including the ACT and SAT exams.  In order to best serve prospective students applying to Rochester University for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, we are temporarily waiving the submission of standardized test scores as a requirement for applicants.

We want to reassure students unable to submit standardized test scores that they will not be disadvantaged in the admissions process. Our admissions review process has always considered a student’s academic performance in high school as an indicator of his or her ability to succeed at RU. Please note that while standardized tests will not be required for admission and scholarship consideration, an Accuplacer test may be required to determine placement for English and Math.

Students who have a qualifying GPA will still be eligible for academic scholarships at Rochester University.  The tables below define how academic scholarships will be determined.



3 | High School Transcript

High School Transcript
Students may request a preliminary official transcript to be sent to Rochester University either electronically through Parchment Exchange, or by mail to:

Rochester University
Undergraduate Admissions
800 West Avon Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Please note that students graduating from high school must arrange to have a final transcript sent to the Admissions Office after graduation using the Parchment Exchange electronic transcript service.

Students who have completed their GED must submit an official copy of their GED scores to the Admissions Office.

4 | College Transcripts

High School Transcript
Students who have completed any college coursework at other institutions must also present official transcripts from each institution the student has attended. Most institutions can be found on Parchment Exchange. If your institution is not available on Parchment Exchange, please contact their registrar’s office and arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to:

Rochester University
Undergraduate Admissions
800 West Avon Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48207

5 | Housing Application

High School Transcript
Students intending to live on campus must fill out a Housing Application.

For more information about housing arrangements, please see the Residence Life page.