Frequently Asked Questions

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If you are enrolled in high school and completing your senior year, submit a high school transcript with a record of the classes you have already completed. With this information, you will be provisionally admitted to the college. This allows your FAFSA and scholarship applications to be processed. However, please remember that we will need a final transcript once you have graduated. With this transcript, you can be officially admitted in our system and your file will be complete.

Heritage University operates on a semester system. The academic calendar operates as follows:

Fall semester: August – December
Spring semester: January – May
Summer session: June – July

NOTE: Summer session offers a limited number of classes in a shortened time period. For first-time students, we would recommend starting classes during the fall or spring semesters.

A full-time undergraduate student takes 12 credits per semester. The majority of our course offerings are 3-credit classes, so full-time students often take 4 courses each semester. These classes meet one to three times weekly, depending on the course. Part-time students are registered for 6 credits and usually take 2 courses per semester. A full-time graduate student takes 6 credits per semester.

There is no application fee for prospective students applying for undergraduate admissions. Students seeking admission to a master’s degree program are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. Please refer to the graduate admissions application for the current fee.

You do not have to be admitted to the college in order to take the Heritage University assessment test. The test evaluates your reading, writing and math skills. This allows the college to assess your academic ability and determine which classes will be the best fit for you. The assessment test usually takes 2 to 3 hours and is offered in the Testing Center. Please call the Admissions Office at (509) 865-0440 or the Testing Center at (509)865-8537 for testing dates and times.

If you are a transfer student, an official high school transcript or GED certificate will be required if you have earned fewer than 60 semester credit hours. Our evaluator will determine the number of transferable semester credit hours once you have submitted official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. Then our admissions staff will contact you if additional documents are needed. Transfer students who do not have an associate of arts degree, or who have 60 or fewer semester credit hours, may be asked to take the assessment test.

Heritage University has a variety of institutional scholarship programs. The majority of these scholarships are awarded to new and returning students in the early spring for the following academic year. Please call our Admissions & Financial Aid Offices regarding scholarship opportunities and application deadlines or view available opportunities on our Scholarships page.

Our Admissions Office accepts applications on a rolling basis. There is not an application deadline, however students who complete their admission application in a timely manner receive full consideration for federal and state financial aid.