Admission Policies

New first-year students:

Must have a 2.75 high school GPA (or an ACT composite of 21 (SAT combined reading and math score of 950 if taken before March 2016, new SAT score of 1030 if taken March 2016 or after)) to be admitted to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Applicants not meeting these standards will be admitted to the Department of Exploratory Studies in University College.

Change of College

Students in good standing (i.e. with a cumulative UT GPA of 2.0 or higher) who wish to change from another college at The University of Toledo to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics should make an appointment with a college adviser in the College Student Services Office to discuss their transfer and have their academic records reviewed. All college requirements, including core, skill area, distributive, major and related requirements, must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student enters the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Credit restrictions and level requirements for Natural Sciences and Mathematics students will apply. Continuing UT students seeking admission to pre-medical, pre-dental and pre-veterinary programs must have a 3.0 cumulative college GPA and have completed CHEM 1090 or CHEM 1230 and MATH 1320 or higher with a B or better.

Change of Catalog Year

Continuing students who declared a major within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics prior to Fall 2012 may change to the current catalog year. Interested students should visit the Student Services Office (UH 3000) and meet with their academic advisor to officially declare their new catalog year.

Admission with Transfer Credit from Another Institution

No more than 94 semester hours of credit earned at other institutions may apply toward a degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Course work from other institutions is accepted at the level the equivalent course is taught at The University of Toledo. Students with transfer credit are generally expected to fulfill all University and College course requirements for a degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as specified in the catalog for the year in which they enter the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In some cases, not all the credits that transfer into The University of Toledo will apply toward a degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, e.g., developmental courses. Transfers from other institutions shall take at least 30 semester hours at The University of Toledo, including 12 semester hours of work in their major field and 9 semester hours in their minor field, regardless of the number of hours transferred.

Students transferring to the University of Toledo in Spring 2007 or later, including transfer readmits, must meet minimum GPA requirements in their Natural Sciences and Mathematics majors and minors with both:

  1. the grades of all courses attempted at UT and
  2. in a second calculation, the grades of all courses attempted at all institutions (including UT).

The grades of all courses (from all institutions) which are used by those students to satisfy UT Core requirements must be used in the calculation of the UT General Education GPA.

UT students who attend other institutions as guests or transient students must also meet minimum GPA requirements in their Natural Sciences and Mathematics majors and minors with:

  1. the grades of all courses attempted at UT and
  2. in a second calculation, the grades of all courses attempted at all institutions (including UT).

The grades of all courses (from all institutions) which are used by those students to satisfy UT Core requirements must be used in the calculation of the UT General Education GPA.

For the purposes of meeting minimum cumulative GPA's in a student's Natural Sciences and Mathematics major(s) and/or minor(s) and the UT Core, the grades of all courses attempted at all institutions will be included in the GPA calculation(s). Note: Due to technological limitations of UT's current Degree Audit Reporting System, Degree Audit GPA calculations for students who have taken courses at other institutions may not be accurate. Consult a college staff advisor if you have questions.

Transfer students should note that The University of Toledo will include all course work taken at all institutions of higher education in the calculation to determine if a student will graduate with honors. All college course work ever taken is computed in determining eligibility for graduation with honors, although no student will be awarded a level of honors above that indicated by The University of Toledo cumulative grade point average (GPA). Note: The University of Toledo requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of standard letter graded courses from UT in order to qualify for graduation with honors.

An applicant who has undertaken courses at a regionally accredited college or university and who submits through the Office of Undergraduate Admission for Adult, Transfer and Military Students an official transcript listing courses and grades and giving evidence of good standing will be admitted to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, provided the student has maintained a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Exceptions to this minimum admission requirement are rarely made and require the applicant to demonstrate, in a written petition to the committee on academic standing, that there are special circumstances that warrant waiver of the requirement. Approval of the petition is not automatic, and those students who are admitted by petition will be placed on special probationary status and must meet certain conditions to remain enrolled.

If the college from which the applicant transfers lacks proper accreditation, the student may be denied transfer credit on the basis of the transcript, but may be allowed to obtain credit by passing advanced standing examinations with at least a C grade. Official transcripts of records from all schools previously attended must be on file with the Office of Undergraduate Admission for Adult, Transfer and Military Students before the student will be permitted to register.

A Second Degree at The University of Toledo

A Second Degree within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

A student earning a degree at The University of Toledo in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics may simultaneously earn a second degree in a different department within the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) by completing the requirements of both degrees. General education courses that meet the requirements of both degrees will count for both. The two degrees must be of a different type (e.g. – BS and BA) and both must be offered by NSM. A student who has previously earned a BA degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics may return to complete a BS degree in the same major by fulfilling the major and related field requirements for the BS degree as described in the catalog for the year of readmission. A student who previously earned either a BA or BS degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics may return to complete either a BA or BS in a different department by fulfilling the NSM college, major and related field requirements for the degree and major desired, as described in the catalog for the year of readmission. University and NSM college general education courses that meet the requirements of both degrees will count for both. Courses in the Related Area of the first major may count towards the second major unless other related courses are required.

A Second Major within a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

A student earning a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics may simultaneously earn a second major in a different department by completing the requirements of both majors as specified for the same degree program (BA or BS). Courses in the Related Area of the first major may count towards the second major unless other related courses are required. It is important to understand that completing this pathway will result in the achievement of a single degree, but with dual majors, from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. All requirements for both majors must be completed in the same graduation term.

A Second Degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at The University of Toledo:

A student earning a degree in another College at The University of Toledo may earn a second degree simultaneously in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics through the completion of all requirements of both degrees. A student who previously earned a degree in another College at the University of Toledo [or elsewhere] may earn a second degree in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics through the completion of all requirements of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics degree. General education courses that meet the requirements of both degrees will count for both.

Important Note: Courses constituting a departmental or interdisciplinary major may not also be used to meet requirements for a different departmental or interdisciplinary major either within or outside the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Courses constituting a departmental or interdisciplinary minor may be used to meet requirements for a different departmental or interdisciplinary minor with restrictions (please refer to “Minors” parameters outlined in letter J within “Degree Requirements”).

Requirements for Students with an Associate’s Degree

Students holding an Associate of arts or Associate of science degree from an accredited college are encouraged to enroll in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and, in many instances, may expect to earn an appropriate baccalaureate upon completion of two years of full-time study. Students with an Associate’s degree in a technical program will likely require more time to complete a bachelor’s degree. The following regulations apply:

  • Students must complete the equivalent of the specified University and college core and distributive requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
  • In all baccalaureate programs, a minimum of 64 hours must be taken at the 2000 to 4000 levels; of these, a minimum of 32 hours must be taken at the 3000 to 4000 levels in baccalaureate degree - granting colleges. Course work from other institutions is accepted at the level the equivalent course is taught at The University of Toledo.
  • Students may enroll in any departmental, interdepartmental or interdisciplinary program for which they meet the admission criteria. All of the usual major and related area requirements must be fulfilled as specified in the catalog for the year in which the student entered the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Readmission of Former Arts and Sciences or Natural Sciences and Mathematics Students

Students who have withdrawn from the former College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and The University of Toledo and have not attended any other institution in the Interim may be readmitted, provided they were eligible to continue enrollment in the college at the time they discontinued attendance. Such students should readmit at the College Student Services Office. Students who have been suspended from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics must submit a written letter of petition. Students who readmit after more than 12 consecutive months’ absence must comply with existing college requirements at the time of readmission https://www.utoledo.edu/offices/studentservices/reinstatementpolicy1.html.