First-time Freshmen

First-time Freshmen
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First-time Freshmen are students who have graduated from high school or completed a GED but have not attempted any college hours since. This does NOT include dual credit or AP classes. They are pursuing one of our 40+ majors and programs


We know there’s more to you than your grades. Yes, GPA, test scores, and grades are important, but Schreiner University awards scholarships for transfer students up to $17,000 per year and scholarships to new incoming freshmen of up to $100,000 over four years based on your GRIT!

Plus, there’s no extra step – your application to Schreiner is also your scholarship application! Be sure to add all of your involvement to get up to $100,000 in scholarships over four years.

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Schreiner University bases admission decisions on holistic applications, including GPA and extra-curricular involvement during high school. SAT or ACT scores, essays, letters of recommendation, and resumes are optional and may be requested by the Admission Committee.

For First-time Freshmen, admission criteria will include:

  • Qualitative evaluation of application and admissions packet to assess student’s involvement in high school and community to determine GRIT!
  • High School GPA of 3.25 or higher

Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be asked for additional documents to be reviewed by the admission committee for an admission decision. Students will be notified if additional documents are requested and have one month to submit those additional documents.

Here is a template to use for your resume: College Resume Template

If you have any questions about the admission criteria for Schreiner University, please call 830-792-7217 or email and we will connect you with an Admission Counselor.

  • Application
  • Application fee of $25
    • This can be paid online, over the phone, or by check.
  • SAT or ACT scores (Optional)
    • Scores can be self-reported on the application, sent directly from the testing agency, included on official transcripts or downloaded and sent to
  • High School transcripts or GED scores
    • High school GPA and GPA scale can be self-reported on the application (no transcript required) or emailed to Official transcripts upon graduation will be required and can be mailed to the Office of Admission at 2100 Memorial Blvd, Kerrville, TX 78028. Official transcripts will be required for any Dual Credit earned prior to enrolling at Schreiner.

Additional items that may be requested:

  • Resume
  • Essay
  • Interview
  • Short Answer form for the Admission Committee
  • Fall 2023 Semester
    • Early Action I: November 1st
    • Early Action II: December 1st
    • Priority Scholarship Deadline: January 15th
    • Expedited Deadline: February 1st
    • Regular Deadline: March 1st
  • Spring 2023 Semester
    • Regular Deadline: January 6th

Been Accepted? Here are your next steps…

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  • Visit campus (if you haven’t already!)
  • Complete your FAFSA or TAFSA
  • Apply for one of our nine Learning Communities
  • Pay your $200 commitment deposit on your Schreiner One account, by phone, or check.
  • Once you pay your $200 commitment deposit, many more options will become available!
  • Register for orientation on your Schreiner One (Opens February 1 for fall semester)
    • When you register for orientation, you will list your course preferences and we will create your schedule so you can enjoy the rest of your senior year!
  • Sign up for housing or if you qualify, complete the commuter form, on your Schreiner One account (Opens February 1 for fall semester)
  • Complete your Health History Form on your Schreiner One account – DUE August 1st
  • Submit your Meningitis Vaccination record to – DUE August 1st
  • Submit your final high school transcripts – DUE by the first day of classes
  • Submit any dual credit transcripts or AP scores BEFORE orientation
  • Complete your financial aid on your Schreiner One – DUE by August 1st
  • Set up a payment arrangements for any remaining balance – DUE by August 1st

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if I need additional items for my application?

Your admission counselor will reach out to you via phone, email, and mail to let you know if the admission committee has requested additional information. You can also view all requested information on your applicant dashboard by logging back into the online application.

What is the minimum SAT or ACT score?

At Schreiner, we look at students holistically and consider students more than just a number. We do take standardized test scores into account, but for first-time freshmen we will do a qualitative evaluation of your application to assess your involvement in high school and in your community to determine your fit at Schreiner and for scholarship considerations.

What if I don’t meet the admission criteria?

First-time freshmen who do not meet the admission requirements stated above, additional documentation (such as resume, essay, short answer questions) may be requested to be sent with the student’s application to the Admission Committee for a decision. At Schreiner, we look at students holistically and will take high school and community involvement and student efforts into account when making an admission decision.

Contact Us

We would be happy to answer any of your questions!

Special Events

Scheduled events such as Schreiner Saturdays offer a variety of information sessions led by faculty, admissions staff, and students to allow prospective students to see what Schreiner University has to offer.

Mountaineer Days

Daily Events

You will have the opportunity to experience campus on a tour led by a current student as well as meet with a faculty member and one of our admissions team members to talk about your application, scholarships and financial aid! Tours are available Monday through Friday at 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM.

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