Requirements For Freshmen

Requirements For Freshmen

Freshmen applicants are currently in high school, or have graduated high school and never attended a post-secondary institution. Freshmen are sometimes referred to as “first-year” students at other schools. If you would like more information about the HMHS CU, provide us with your information so that we can add you to our mailing list!

General Freshman Requirements

Freshman admission to the HMHS CU is primarily based on high school courses and grades, along with SAT or ACT scores.

Admitted freshmen score a 25-30 midrange composite on the ACT and a 1180-1320 midrange of total scores on the SAT. The midrange weighted core GPA was 3.67-4.44. Additional factors may be taken into consideration, such as extraordinary personal circumstances, special talents, outstanding extracurricular activities, and evidence of leadership.

*Note: High-school graduates who take summer school courses in between graduation and the fall semester that immediately follows are not considered transfer students.

Required credentials

All freshman applicants must submit the following items:

Application for Admission: Print & fill in the admissions application form Apply for Admission and send it by email attachment (PDF) to

  • Freshman application cost of $55 application fee ($100 application fee for non-US citizens) is currently being waived.
  • Official SAT or ACT scores

*Note: If you are applying as a freshman for Fall 2018, we no longer require the writing portion of the SAT and ACT.

  • Submit your transcripts and submit all required admission items.
    Go to Offices of Admissions and submit an official copy of all academic transcripts including high school, college/university, and/or GED/HSED. Official transcripts need to be submitted before admission acceptance and before any placement test waivers or transfer credit can be awarded.
    An unofficial transcript can be used in a early admissions process but must be followed up with an official transcript, once it’s available.  It must list grades through the conclusion of your junior year, and it must also show your full name and the name of your high school. Please be sure to self-report your senior year schedule and credits on the admissions application. If you have already graduated from high school,  you must request to have your official final high school transcript with your graduation date sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the stated deadlines.
  • Meet your Advisor.
    Call to schedule your appointment and meet with an advisor to review your program of study and the courses you’ll need to complete.
  • Register for Classes  – Refer to Course Schedule and Class Registration Form
  • Apply for Federal Aid
  • Apply for Scholarship

Recommended, not required: Guidance counselor evaluation form. This form is automatically emailed to your counselor if you include his or her contact information on your application. Secondary school report forms or counselor evaluation letters sent via Parchment/Naviance or US Mail are acceptable alternatives. US mail is least preferred since it slows processing time. This is a recommended but not required component of your application.

Please note: Letters of recommendation ARE NOT REQUIRED for general university admissions consideration.

 It’s never too early to begin the process for freshman admission.

The Prerequisites Are As Follows:

English – 4 units
At least two units must have strong grammar and composition components, at least one must be in English literature, and at least one must be in American literature. Completion of college preparatory English I, II, III, and IV will meet this criterion.

Mathematics – 4 units
These include Algebra I (for which Applied Mathematics I and II may count together as a substitute, if a student successfully completes Algebra II), Algebra II, and geometry. A fourth higher-level math course should be selected from among Algebra III/trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, statistics, or discrete mathematics or a capstone math course.

Select from among biology, chemistry or physics – 3 units

Social studies – 3 units
Must include one unit of US history. One-half unit of economics and one-half unit of government are strongly recommended.

Foreign language – 2 units
Both units must be in the same language.

Fine arts – 1 unit
One unit in appreciation of, history of, or performance in one of the fine arts.

Academic electives – 1 unit
A college prep course in computer science (i.e., one involving significant programming content, not simply keyboarding) is strongly recommended. Other acceptable electives include college preparatory courses in English, fine arts, foreign languages, social science, humanities, laboratory science (excluding those for which biology and/or chemistry is not a prerequisite), or math above the level of Algebra II.

Physical education – 1 unit
One unit of P.E.


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