Undergraduate Admissions

Scholarship Awards Programs

 The Presidential Scholarship Program

The Presidential Scholarship Program recognizes incoming freshmen that demonstrate outstanding achievement, good citizenship, strong leadership and exceptional scholarship during high school. Your undergraduate admissions application serves as your Presidential Scholarship application – there is no separate application to be considered. You will also need to submit official SAT or ACT scores from the College Board to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship Program.

High Point University super scores the SAT and ACT. If a student has taken multiple versions of either test, the highest sub-scores within each test will be considered in totaling the final score for consideration. Please note, the SAT and ACT test scores cannot be mixed.

Through interviews and events, students receive the opportunity to gain additional fellowships and scholarships. Top scholar candidates will be invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during two separate weekends within the month of February. Formal invitations will be sent to admitted students that qualify for this prestigious weekend.  Presidential Scholarships are awarded at three different levels and are renewable over four years, as long as renewal GPA requirements are met.

The following statistics represent the averages of last year’s recipients:

Presidential Founders Scholarship$30,000-Full Tuition

Average GPA: 4.0 (unweighted)
Average SAT: 1500 (Math & CR)
Average ACT: 34
*These students also graduated in the top 5 percent of
their class
Presidential Fellowships$9,000-$20,000

Average GPA: 3.8 (unweighted)
Average SAT: 1358 (Math & CR)
Average ACT: 29
*These students also graduated in the top 10 percent of
their class
Presidential Scholarships$5,000-$11,000

Average GPA: 3.58 (unweighted)
Average SAT: 1235 (Math & CR)
Average ACT: 25

High Point Scholars

High Point Scholars demonstrate solid achievement, good citizenship and leadership during high school. High Point Scholars are invited to a special leadership weekend in March where they can increase their merit award.

High Point Scholars are students who may or may not have chosen to send in official SAT or ACT scores under HPU’s new Test Optional policy and who still qualify for a merit scholarship. The SAT and ACT scores below have historically represented students in this category but are no longer required for this scholarship.

High Point Scholarships$2,000-$5,000

Average GPA: 3.26 (unweighted)
Average SAT: 1157 (Math & CR)
Average ACT: 23

The Selection Process

Your High Point University Undergraduate Admissions Application serves as your Presidential Scholarship Application – there is no separate application that you need to submit in order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship Program. To be considered for our Presidential Scholarship Program, you must submit official SAT or ACT scores from the College Board.

However, if you are also applying for the Honors Scholar Program or our Media Fellows Program, you will need to complete the essay questions in Slideroom of the Common Application. Please know that students who apply Early Decision or Early Action will be given priority consideration for scholarships.

An initial scholarship representing the majority or total of a student’s merit award is included in qualifying student’s acceptance to High Point University. Top Presidential Scholarship candidates will be invited to increase their initial scholarship amount by interviewing on campus during a Presidential Scholarship Weekend in February. All interviews will be conducted on the High Point University campus. Additional scholarship funds will be awarded in early March after interview teams and the University Scholarship Committee collaborate on each student’s qualifications and award decision.

Only those persons invited to campus as a result of the preliminary evaluation may sit for interviews.




The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27268

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
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