Shape your future in small classes, through strong academics, through innovative partnerships, through hands-on learning opportunities.

Explore your interests through student activities, through music, theatre and cultural performances, through NCAA Division III athletics.

Widen your perspective through service learning, through faith exploration, through access to Chicago, through internships and field experiences in the Fox Valley region.

Undergraduate Admission

Admission Criteria

We consider students for regular freshman admission who meet the following criteria:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school (In a college-preparatory curriculum) or completion of a G.E.D. certificate.
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • ACT composite score of at least 19 (with no subscore below 17) or combined SAT scores of at least 910 (with an English subscore of at least 410).

Admission Process

Students who apply to Aurora University benefit from a rolling admissions policy. AU reviews applications as they are completed and students are notified about admissions decisions throughout the admission cycle. Undergraduate students who have a strong desire to attend Aurora University are encouraged to apply early in their senior year.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the free online application for admission.
  2. Submit your official high school transcripts and record of all previous college work to the Office of Admission and Financial Aid. Official transcripts should be sent to:

    Aurora University
    Office of Admission
    347 S. Gladstone Ave.
    Aurora, IL 60506

    If possible your high school or college can send your official, encrypted transcripts electronically to

  3. Submit your official ACT or SAT scores. (ACT College Code = 0950; SAT College Code = 1027)
  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will automatically be considered for academic and need-based scholarships when your application for admission and FAFSA have been submitted. (Federal School Code for FAFSA = 001634)

Conditional Admission

If you do not meet the criteria for regular admission, you may be admitted on a conditional basis. Contact an admission representative to review your transcripts and discuss your options.

Contact us

Office of Admission and Financial Aid

Eckhart Hall 201
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-6191 (fax)
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