To be considered for admission, applicants should have an earned GPA of 2.0 or better in a college preparatory curriculum (2.5 minimum GPA for consideration for nursing, vet tech, vet science, pre-vet, and equine studies applicants). Complete application packages should include:
- A completed application submitted online or via hardcopy.
- An official copy of the secondary school transcript sent directly to Becker College. Students who have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must forward an official score report. Freshman admission is contingent upon the applicant’s graduation from high school or successful completion of the GED. Applicants will need to have a final transcript submitted to Becker College following the release of final grades.
- SAT I or ACT scores. The Becker College CEEB code is 3079.
- At least one letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or academic advisor which attests to the applicant’s individual qualifications. Becker College recognizes that all students are individuals and will consider each applicant’s personal strengths and achievements. Any other supporting materials that are submitted will be considered.
- Optional essay on any topic, approximately 250-500 words in length.
- Applicants whose GPA falls below a 2.0 or whose curriculum was not entirely college preparatory will be reviewed on an individual basis. These applicants must submit: all the items listed above, two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor), and an essay and/or a personal interview.
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At Becker College, you will learn how to:
- Think beyond preconceptions
- Overcome obstacles and challenges
- Expand your horizons
- Think outside the box
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- Go beyond your expectations
- Redefine yourself
- Forge relationships that will last a lifetime
- Cultivate your talents
- Discover your passion
Freshman Applicants: Veterinary Science
In addition to the requirements listed under Freshman Applicants, all Veterinary Program applicants must:
- Must earn cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or better.
- Complete 2 years of college preparatory level secondary school science including Biology with a lab and Chemistry with a lab. Both courses must be completed within 5 years with a minimum grade of C. A four-credit college course in Biology with a lab and a four-credit college Chemistry course with a lab within 5 years with grades of C or better will also satisfy the pre-requisite science requirement.
- Complete 2 years of college preparatory level secondary school mathematics including Algebra I and II or Algebra I and Geometry. Both courses must be completed within 5 years with a minimum grade of C. A three-credit college course in College Algebra within 5 years with a grade of C or better will also satisfy the prerequisite math requirement.
- Complete 3 years of secondary school English with a grade of C or better.
Based on placement test results, students may be required to take MATF1002, Math for Health Sciences, or ENGF1001, Foundations of Writing, concurrently with or prior to clinical courses. Early placement testing is advised to avoid delay in beginning clinical coursework.
The aforementioned grade requirements are minimums. Due to the competitive selection process for the Veterinary Science majors, only the most academically qualified students will be directly admitted into these programs.
Students who are not selected for the Veterinary Science programs may still be admitted to the college as an Undecided student. They can then take the appropriate courses to allow them to meet the admission requirements of the Veterinary Science programs.
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