ADMISSION PROCEDURES:                 

All of the forms you need can be found in the Application Packet. You will need to have Acrobat Reader on your computer to open these files.

In order to be assured of consideration for admission, the student should submit the following at least one month prior to the date of registration:

  1. A completed application for admission.
  2. A $10.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. An official transcript from the high school and/or college attended.
  4. A High School Transcript Release Form.
  5. Your immunization record.
  6. Two letters of recommendation, one of which must come from a principal, on forms provided by Rust College. In case of a student seeking admission by GED, both recommendations must come from persons who are qualified to certify the student's ability to qualify for a college education. 
  7. Copies of scores on the American College Testing (ACT) or the Scholastic Assessment Testing (SAT).

A student may be admitted conditionally if one or more items from 1 through 6 are missing. However, a student may not remain in a conditional status for more than one semester. 

Non-resident part-time students who are not seeking a degree may be exempted from items 4, 5, and 6.  All resident students must comply with item 4. Upon receipt of the completed application with required documents and the application fee, the Admissions Committee will consider the application for admission and will notify the student of its decision.   

Living On Campus:
Students who desire or are required to live in the college dormitories must send a room reservation deposit of $50.00 upon notice of acceptance for admission.  Deposits are to be sent to the Director of Admissions before the confirmation of admission can be finalized. A Residence Hall Checklist can be found in the Application Packet.

Students seeking readmission to Rust College must complete and submit a Readmission Application.  In evaluating the student's application for admission the Admissions Committee considers the following factors:   Student's academic performance at the high school and/or college previously attended.  ACT and/or SAT scores.  

Student's personal qualities and interests as expressed through the letters of    recommendation.    Transcripts-high school, and in case of transferred students, college or university transcript except business college transcripts.

International Students
It is the policy of Rust College to extend its facilities to students from other countries.  This is based upon an obligation as a part of the system of private education.  We have admitted students from many countries to our student, recognizing the intellectual and cultural contacts with other countries are not only an integral part of an educational environment, but also mean of encouraging peace and stability among the nations world.  Download the International Students Packet.


Orientation and Assessment
Rust College conducts an Orientation and Assessment Program which is required of all entering freshmen.  The program begins one week prior to registration for upperclassmen.  Students are required to take certain diagnostic tests to determine their mastery of basic reading, writing and mathematics. 

Based on these scores, a student may be placed in a developmental course.  Library orientation is offered through English 131 to all Freshmen.  New faculty and transfer students receive orientation from library staff. Learn more about our First Year Experience Program.