With top-ranked programs and affordable tuition, our classes often fill quickly. We accept new classes throughout the year, but if your preferred class is full and the FNU Admissions Committee has determined that you meet the admissions criteria, you have the option to be placed on the waitlist. In the event an accepted applicant is not able to attend, applicants on the waitlist are offered admission.
HOW IT WORKS
Applicant files and supporting documents are reviewed and scored by the FNU Admissions Committee. Scores are based on GPA, goal statements, references, work history, and many other criteria. All applications are scored by two faculty members. Students with the highest scores are admitted first. Once a class is filled, a waitlist is generated.
Your Admissions Officer will notify you if your desired class is full and ask if you would like to be placed on the waitlist. If a response is not received by the deadline provided, it will be assumed that you do not want to be placed on the waitlist and your application for admission will be declined.
You will remain on the waitlist for up to two terms; the term you originally applied to, and the one immediately following. Due to the large amount of applicants, you may be declined admission while on the waitlist.
- Being on the waitlist does not guarantee admission to the University. It means all admissions criteria have been met and you will receive an offer of admission if a place becomes available.
- The application process at FNU is competitive. Our class sizes are small to ensure the best learning environment for our students. The on-campus orientation sessions (Frontier Bounds) are critical to success in our programs and cannot be omitted.
- Some admitted applicants defer or decline; in those instances, the deferred/declined applicant will be replaced with an applicant from the waitlist. It is not feasible to tell you how many applicants are on the waitlist or where your application falls. These numbers are constantly changing.
- Admission Officers are not privy to information about how an applicant’s score was determined and therefore are unable to provide you with specific reasons for being placed on a waitlist.
- Once placed on the waitlist, your application score is final. You may not submit additional documents in the hopes of increasing your chances for admission.
- Applicants may be admitted from the waitlist up to one week prior to Frontier Bound. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to plan ahead in the event that you are admitted: Frontier Bound expenses, travel expenses, health forms (see below), time off work, dependent care, etc.
- It is possible for applicants to remain on the waitlist for two consecutive terms; Winter/Spring, Spring/Summer and so on. If you are not chosen from the waitlist after two consecutive terms, your application for admission will be declined. In the event your application is declined, you may re-apply after six (6) months. If you re-apply you will need to re-send all new documents with the exception of previously submitted transcripts. We will carry these forward. Any courses taken in the interim will need transcripts submitted.
- Only admitted students receive an FNU email account, and access to Banyan Tree 101, an online course that introduces how to be an online student at Frontier. The course is required before students attend Frontier Bound.
- Registration for Frontier Bound and housing may be completed only after being admitted to FNU.
Once admitted, all health information must be uploaded into Banyan Tree 101 (students receive access to Banyan Tree 101 as part of the admissions process). Check here for a list of required health forms to be submitted 8 weeks prior to arriving on campus for new student Bound orientation.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT US
Applicants with questions regarding their qualifications for admission to FNU should contact an FNU Admissions Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org.