Rust College invites applications for admission from students from all cultural, racial, religious, and ethnic groups, who meet the College’s admission requirements. The College considers for admission those students whose educational goals, career objectives, and intellectual abilities match the institution’s academic and non-academic programs. Students may send applications at any time during the year. Although admissions at the beginning of the academic year are encouraged. Students who would like to begin their study at Rust College at the beginning of the second semester (January), or summer (April) may be considered for admission.
A student is admitted as a freshman when the admissions office believes that a high school graduate is prepared to benefit from the Rust experience. Students should begin this preparation by taking an academic curriculum in high school. It is a good idea to complete the application process during the fall of senior year. As soon as the application is completed and reviewed by the college, the student will be notified. Rust College believes that the cost of college should not deter anyone from getting an education. A financial package will be sent with the acceptance letter. The financial package shows how federal grants, other scholarships, contributions from family, and other sources of income can combine to cover the costs.
Students transferring from other colleges are classified according to the number of courses accepted as transfer credits. Any student who is not seeking a degree from Rust College will be classified as a special student. A graduate of Rust College or any other college, who plans to do additional work for academic credit, but not for another degree, will be classified as a special student. A student of another institution who plans to conduct study at Rust College for a limited period (a semester or a summer) and to transfer the credits earned to the regularly enrolled College will be admitted as a visiting student. Copies of scores on the American College Testing (ACT) or the Scholastic Assessment Testing (SAT) are required.
Any student who is not seeking a degree from Rust College will be classified as a special student. Special students may enroll in one course in a given module. A student may be classified as a special student for one semester only. If a student intends to persist at Rust College after that time period he/she must fully meet admission requirements.