Forward Together: Admissions

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The immediately following information was furnished by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Jump directly to Graduate Program Admissions information.


Enrollment Services

Contacting our offices via telephone or email is encouraged. Face coverings and social distancing are required by faculty, staff, students, and visitors in all University buildings. We are required to maintain an appropriate capacity in our building in accordance with federal, state, and university guidelines.


Office of Undergraduate Day Program Admissions:

We ask that prospective students schedule a campus visit prior to arrival on campus through our website at www.methodist.edu/visit. Visitors who have a previously scheduled appointment and have completed the health screening form may enter the building with appropriate face covering and appropriate social distancing. If you do not have a scheduled appointment please download the free MyMobile CheckIn app in the Google Play Store or App Store prior to arriving on campus. This will allow you to check in using our electronic queueing system. We will contact you when we are available to assist you.

Contact Information

Office of Admissions
(910) 630-7027
admissions@methodist.edu

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Undergraduate Admissions COVID-19 Policies

Self-reporting Grades & Curriculum

For freshman applicants who meet our self-reporting minimum requirements, we will continue to make admissions decisions using self-reported GPA, curriculum and test scores. These decisions are contingent upon receipt of official documents for students who enroll in the fall.

Transcripts & Test Scores

Because it may be difficult for you to get transcripts or test results, we will accept unofficial documents. You can download .pdf score reports on the College Board and ACT websites and send those to us electronically. If you attend a public school in NC, you can send your transcripts electronically through CFNC.org provided your school uses CFNC (the vast majority of NC public schools do). Other electronic transcript services such as Scribbles, Naviance, Parchment, etc. may be able to still send transcripts as well. We do recommend that you upload these documents on the secure server you can find on Admissions tab in the myMU Portal once your application has been processed.

Test Optional

Methodist University is test-optional in our admissions policy for incoming freshman with a core high school GPA and curriculum which meets standards set forth by the Office of Admissions. The Core GPA is calculated using high school English, math (above Algebra I or equivalent,) science, social science and foreign language courses. Selective academic scholarships require submission of either SAT or ACT scores. All admitted students will be considered for scholarships ranging from $11,500 per year up to $20,000 per year without test scores. Students who are admitted test-optional will have the opportunity to be considered for selective scholarships upon submission of test scores. Minimum requirements for our selective scholarships are a 3.00 or higher cumulative weighted GPA and 22 ACT or 1100 SAT.

Visit Virtually

We have a great virtual campus tour with 360 degree views of most campus facilities. You can find the virtual tour at MU Virtual Tour. Additionally, we have a video tour of a room in each of our residence halls that you can find on our Residence Halls site. Should you have any questions for our admissions staff, we will be available for phone consultations or individual Zoom meetings, please email admissions@methodist.edu or call (800) 488-7110.

Visit in Person

We welcome visitors to our campus and the Office of Admissions. Campus visits are by appointment only and limited to four (4) appointment times per day – 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please see https://www.methodist.edu/visit-campus/ for more information and guidelines.

Questions? Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.


Graduate Admissions

Occupational Therapy

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT for Class of 2024 applicants:  
Many universities are asking students if they are willing to be graded in a ‘pass/fail’ manner for these distance education courses. We realize that some of you may be completing your final prerequisites to meet all the requirements for our program. Historically, our policy has been that we do not accept ‘pass/fail’ grades for prerequisite coursework. During this unique time, we are willing to have some flexibility. The Methodist University OTD Program will allow two prerequisite courses, up to a 8 credit hours, to be graded as ‘pass/fail’. This courses must have been taken during the spring 2020 or summer 2020 semester.

DUE TO RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19, applicants will not be penalized for observations hours not completed.  Applicants should fulfill occupational therapy related experience and exposure through a variety of socially distant  and virtual experiences, including: virtual interview of an OT practitioner, TED talks related to OT practice and disability, virtual chat with OT students or recent grads, free OT COVID-19 and telehealth webinars from AOTA.org and state OT associations.

For complete Doctor of Occupational Therapy Admissions information, see their web page.


Physical Therapy

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the Methodist University DPT program is suspending the requirement for GRE scores for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle.

For complete Doctor of Physical Therapy Admissions information, see their web page.


Physician Assistant Studies

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT concerning Prerequisites
The spring and summer of 2020 was a unparalleled time in American history that affected the delivery of higher education throughout the United States. To those applicants who have had to complete prerequisites during the challenges the nation dealt with during the COVID-19 pandemic, we realize that you may have been forced to transition to online classes and/or will receive a ‘pass/fail’ option for grading once instruction moved to a distance education format. Historically, our policy has been that we do not accept ‘pass/fail’ grades for prerequisite coursework, with the exception of the Medical Terminology requirement, and prefer to see our prerequisites taken in the classroom, rather than online. We do realize that the spring and summer of 2020 was a unique time in education, and we are willing to have some flexibility. The Methodist University PA Program has agreed that we will allow two prerequisite courses, up to 8 credit hours (outside of the Medical Terminology requirement), to be graded as ‘pass/fail’ and will relax the in-the-classroom vs. online preference for prerequisites. This policy modification applies only to courses taken during the spring 2020 or summer 2020 semester.

There are two personal statements that are a part of the CASPA application: 1-A statement addressing “Why you want to be a PA?,” which is required, and 2- A “COVID-19 Essay,” which is optional. The COVID-19 Essay is an opportunity for applicants to disclose any hardships (financial, health, education, family, etc.) that may have been faced during this time. If a COVID-19 Essay is not submitted, the program will not hold it against the applicant.

For complete Physician Assistant Program Admissions information, see their web page.


Questions? Contact us at forward@methodist.edu, our dedicated email address for COVID-19 communications.