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High School Graduates

Each applicant must request the guidance counselor or principal of his school to forward a copy of his official high school transcript directly to the Office of Admission.

If you have completed any college work, please request the school at which you completed this work send your college transcripts to the Office of Admission.

Applicants will be admitted to the freshman class upon certification that the applicant is a high school graduate and is recommended for college work and provided the applicant has met all other requirements for admission.

Required Units

Applicants should have a graduation date and have at least 16-18 acceptable units of secondary school work. (A unit is defined as five 45-minute periods each week for 36 weeks.)

Ten of these units must be in academic subjects. The following distribution of units is recommended:

  • English (3 units)
  • Mathematics (2 units)
  • Natural science (1 unit)
  • Social studies or history (2 units)
  • Foreign language (2 units)


Students deficient in entrance requirements for a bachelor’s degree, but whom the University is willing to accept, must make up deficiencies by taking additional hours on the university level. These hours are added to the minimum of 128 hours required for graduation. Since one semester of college work is usually construed to be the equivalent of a year’s high school course, a student deficient one-half unit of academic electives is required 130 hours for graduation; a student deficient one unit, 131 hours for graduation, etc. These additional hours must be taken in the areas of study in which the student is deficient.

Deficiency of Academic Electives Required for Graduation
0 units 128 hours
.5 unit 130 hours
1 unit 131 hours


Request your G.E.D. test scores be sent to BJU.

Homeschool Graduates

Follow the guidelines for high school graduates. Some exceptions apply.

What makes a good transcript?

International Students

Students educated outside the USA should note our guidelines for a credentials evaluation report.

Canadian students, we offer guidlines for credentials evaluation for Canadian students.

Transfer Students

Please request your college transcripts be sent to BJU.

Learn about transferring credits

Former students

Former students should request transcripts be sent to BJU if those transcripts include work completed since your last enrollment at BJU.

Post Graduate Special Students

Post graduate special students do not need to request their high school transcripts be sent to BJU.