Admissions Checklist

Admissions Checklist

This checklist should guide you through the application process. Please call the Office of Admissions and ask to speak with an admission counselor if you have any questions.

Temporary Admissions Policy Change

Due to ACT testing being suspended a temporary adjustment has been made to the undergraduate admission policy:

Students with a HS GPA of 2.75 or higher will be fully admitted with final transcripts from the high school (no ACT needed)

  • Students do not need to take the ACT/SAT
  • Students will be fully admitted (they will not be admitted on probation)

Students with a HS GPA below 2.75 may:

  • Submit an admission appeal to be reviewed by the appeals committee. The student submits an appeal letter to their Admission Counselor to begin appeal process.
  • Choose to take the ACT/SAT and follow the admissions policy in the academic catalog.

Academic Scholarships will be awarded for students who are test optional. For questions, please contact Financial Aid.

Friends University does use standardized tests, such as the ACT test, to place incoming students in math and English courses. Students admitted without a test score may be asked to complete a placement test to determine course scheduling.

To apply for admission:

  1. Complete your admission application
  2. Have official transcript(s) mailed from your school to our admission office. This includes all course work taken for dual credit. Transcripts from the college or university awarding credit will be required. Transcripts must be sent directly from the school and bear the school’s stamp.
  3. Have your ACT and/or SAT scores sent to our Admissions office

International Students ONLY: Students who are not US Citizens or legal resident aliens will need to visit our international student admissions page.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

  1. Go to fafsa.ed.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Enter Friends University School Code = 001918
    • Priority Deadline = March 15
  2. Utilize our Net Price Calculator to estimate your financial aid eligibility.
  3. Contact our Financial Aid Office at 1-800-794-6945 or 316-295-5200 for more information.

After you’ve been admitted

  1. Pay your $100 enrollment deposit, only refundable until May 1 (Must be completed before you attend an enrollment day)

    For the following steps you will need your network username and password, which should have been emailed to you.  (If you cannot find this email, or if you have trouble logging in, please contact the Friends HelpDesk at (316)295-5767 or helpdesk@friends.edu).

    • Go to the www.friends.edu website.
    • Hover on Students at the top left-hand side of your screen.
    • Click on FALCONHUB.
    • Use network credentials provided by HelpDesk to login (example: first_last and password).
    • Select the Student tab at the top of the page.
    • Scroll down and select Pay Deposit to pay the enrollment deposit of $100 (only refundable until May 1)
    • Click make a payment on the left
    • Click view details on Enrollment Deposit (first box)
    • There will not be an amount until you proceed to make the payment. Select enrollment deposit and it defaults to the amount needed.
    • Fill in all information including your Banner ID# N00442891 (This is your student ID number)
  2. Complete your online Tuberculosis Questionnaire

    This is an online questionnaire that doesn’t usually take very long. (Must be completed before you attend an enrollment day)

    For the following steps you will need your network username and password, which should have been emailed to you.  (If you cannot find this email, or if you have trouble logging in, please contact the Friends HelpDesk at (316)295-5767 or helpdesk@friends.edu).
    • Go to the www.friends.edu website.
    • Hover on Students at the top left-hand side of your screen.
    • Click on FALCONHUB.
    • Use network credentials provided by HelpDesk to login (example: first_last and password).
    • Select the Student tab at the top of the page.
    • Scroll down and select TB Form.
    • You will be contacted if additional steps are needed.
  3. Register for an Enrollment Day.
    • Register online for one of the upcoming Enrollment Days.
    • Call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-794-6945 or 316-295-5100 for more information.
  4. Take your placement test(s).
    • Determine whether you need to participate in placement testing prior to your enrollment day.
  5. Complete the Campus Housing Application.

    You’ll receive your housing contract and required medical history forms before you arrive on campus.

  6. Register for New Student Orientation
  7. Purchase Your Course Materials
  8. Confirm your Student Insurance Information
    • If you are an athlete or dance/music theater major and are enrolled in six or more credit hours each semester, you MUST carry U.S.-based health insurance that covers intercollegiate sports.
    • If you are an undergraduate international student and are enrolled in six or more credit hours each semester, you MUST have U.S.-based health insurance that covers repatriation.

For Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) plan information, go to this link.

Send information by mail to:
Friends University
CBASE Admissions
2100 W. University Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213

Placement Testing

Placement testing is offered at Friends University to assess students’ current skillset and college readiness in the subjects of English and math. We want to ensure that students take courses that they can succeed in, which is why our placement tests determine specific English and math courses that students may enroll in. 

Not all incoming students need to take a placement test. Exemptions are subject-specific, which means you may qualify for an exemption in one area (such as English) but not in another area (such as math). 

If you do not qualify for an exemption, you are required to participate in placement testing. 

Below are the exemptions that qualify a student to opt out of a placement exam:

You may be exempt from taking the math placement exam and place into a college-level math course if you meet one or more of the following: 

  1.  a. Scored a minimum of 16 on the ACT math section. (Students who score less than a 16 on the math section of the ACT are eligible to take MATH 099, though this course is considered a preparatory course and does not count as college credit towards degree requirements.)
    • In order to qualify for an ACT exemption, we must have your ACT scores on file in the admissions office prior to your enrollment day.
  2. Scored a minimum of 431 on the SAT math section (for SAT exams administered March 2016 and later). No combined score needed.
    • In order to qualify for a SAT exemption, we must have your SAT scores on file in the admissions office prior to your enrollment day.
  3. Scored a 3 or higher on either the AP Calculus (AB) exam or the AP Calculus (BC) exam
    • In order to qualify for an AP course exemption, we must have your AP scores on file in the admissions office prior to your enrollment day.
  4. Took a college-level math course (dual-credit) from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • In order to qualify for a dual credit course exemption, you must either: 1) send an official transcript to the admissions office prior to your enrollment day, or 2) come prepared with a copy of your unofficial transcript on enrollment day. We strongly prefer that you send an official transcript to the admissions office prior to your enrollment day, as you will have to submit this before classes start anyway.   

You may be exempt from taking the English placement exam and place into a college-level English course if you meet one or more of the following: 

  1.  Scored a minimum of 14 on the ACT English section.
    • In order to qualify for an ACT exemption, we must have your ACT scores on file in the admissions office prior to your enrollment day.   
  2. Scored a minimum of 210 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing section (for SAT exams administered March 2016 and later). 
    • In order to qualify for a SAT exemption, we must have your SAT scores on file in the admissions office prior to your enrollment day.   
  3. Scored a 3 or higher on the AP Language Composition exam.
    •  In order to qualify for an AP course exemption, we must have your AP scores on file in the admissions office prior to your enrollment day.
  4. Took a college-level composition course (dual-credit) from a regionally accredited college or university. 
    • In order to qualify for a dual-credit course exemption, you must either: 1) send an official transcript to the admissions office prior to your enrollment day, or 2) come prepared with a copy of your unofficial transcript on enrollment day. We strongly prefer that you send an official transcript to the admissions office prior to your enrollment day, as you will have to submit this before classes start anyway.