High School Preparation. For admission to Geneva, you should have completed at least sixteen units of academic study in grades nine through twelve and graduated from high school or received an equivalency diploma. If you have not met these standards, you may be admitted under special circumstances; however, you will need to remedy any deficiencies within the first two years at Geneva. Here are the required units for admission:
In addition to 2 units of college preparatory mathematics in the high school curriculum, math proficiency is determined by SAT or ACT score. Proficiency is demonstrated by a math SAT score of 470 or above or an ACT score of 19 or above.
Students entering Geneva without math proficiency must successfully complete one of the following:
The Math Proficiency Challenge Exam will be offered only on the dates published by the Department of Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics. Typically, the exam is given during Summer Preview events. The fee for the challenge exam is $25.00
If you are entering Geneva with fewer than two years of one foreign language, you must complete the second semester at the elementary level of a language at Geneva. Credit toward graduation will be awarded for two semesters of elementary language, if taken. Any other entrance deficiencies are automatically removed when you complete the core requirements.
If you are planning to be certified in elementary or secondary education it is important for you to know that you will be continually evaluated by the Education Department to determine your candidacy for teacher certification. This is a common practice among colleges and universities that offer teacher certification. Your candidacy must be established in order to participate in the "student teaching field experience" during your senior year. This is required for teacher certification.
The guidelines for meeting candidacy status are outlined in the Education Department handbook and include:
A handbook can be obtained through the Geneva College Campus Store that explains the Education Department guidelines in detail.
Engineering students should have one unit each of chemistry and physics and four units of college preparatory math, including trigonometry or pre-calculus.
If you are intending to major in music, music performance, music business or music education, you must arrange an audition with the Music Department prior to the start of your first semester. Typically, music auditions are held in the February preceding a fall semester start. Additional setup times may be arranged for special circumstances.
The music department will contact accepted students regarding the audition process.
If you have specific questions about your academic background, please contact our admissions office.
Office of Admissions
3200 College Avenue
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
1-800-847-8255 or 724-847-6500
Geneva students have the opportunity each summer to attend Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies to develop practical methods of caring for the environment.