Admissions Requirements

Cleary University admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, to all programs and activities, and grants equal rights and privileges to all students of the University.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Standard admission to an undergraduate degree program may be granted in one of the categories listed below by meeting the following requirements which have been developed in accordance with Federal Ability-to-Benefit Regulations. Please note that admission to the University does not guarantee admission to programs which have specific entry requirements.

Traditional Students (students entering directly from high school)

  1. Submit a completed online application with a nonrefundable $35.00 application fee
  2. Submit a high school transcript indicating graduation with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 19** 

Honors Track: Submit a high school transcript indicating graduation with a minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum ACT score of 23

Dual Enrollment Admission Criteria: 

  1. Must be a high school junior or senior
  2. Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or greater
  3. Must have a composite ACT score of at least 19. Students who have not yet taken the ACT must submit PLAN scores for individual consideration
  4. Must have a high school counselor/school administration recommendation and approval, as documented on a Cleary University Dual Enrollment Approval Form
  5. Eligible high school students who reside in Livingston County and/or who attend a Livingston County high school may enroll in designated Cleary University courses at no charge to the school district or student. Students are responsible for the cost of textbooks.

Non-Traditional Students (students with 0-12 completed college credits)

  1. Submit a completed online application form with a nonrefundable $35.00 application fee
  2. Submit a high school transcript indicating graduation with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Submit a college transcript, if applicable, with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  4. Submit documentation (ex. Resume) to indicate sufficient professional work experience. 

Transfer Students 

  1. Submit a completed online application with a nonrefundable $35.00 application fee
  2. Submit a college transcript with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale**
  3. Submit documentation (ex. Resume) to indicate sufficient professional work experience.*Please note the additional requirements for the Executive BBA program 

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission in the categories described above may be granted to a student who does not meet all requirements at the time of application, but demonstrates exceptional promise. Please contact the Admission’s Office for details. Appeal of Admission Denial for Undergraduate Program Applicants denied admission may request reconsideration. Requests must be submitted in writing to the Director of Admissions and should include an explanation of the circumstances related to the reasons for denial.

Review of the request and supporting documentation will be conducted by the appellate committee and will culminate in one of the following outcomes:

  • Admission denial is upheld
  • Provisional admission is granted
  • Full admission is granted

Decisions of the appellate committee are binding. Applicants who are denied admission may reapply for admission when all factors that initiated the denial have been corrected.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Standard admission to the Cleary University graduate degree program may be granted by meeting the requirements below.

  1. Submit a completed application form with a nonrefundable $60.00 application fee
  2. Submit a college transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university, and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Submit an admissions essay
  4. Submit a professional résumé indicating a minimum of two years management or related experience

Admissions Calendar

Mon / Sep 15

Fall Term A Session

Thru: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Wed / Oct 22

College Night and Transfer Fairs

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PMLocation: Oakland Community College - Auburn Hills
Thu / Oct 23

College Night and Transfer Fairs

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AMLocation: Aquinas College - College Day

College Night and Transfer Fairs

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PMLocation: Aquinas College - Transfer Fair

College Night and Transfer Fairs

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PMLocation: Oakland Community College - Highland Lakes Campus