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ADMISSIONS

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What are High Point University’s admission requirements?

High Point University accepts applications for enrollment on a competitive basis. We seek applicants who demonstrate exceptional scholarship, outstanding achievement, good citizenship and strong leadership.

Admissions decisions are based on the following:

  • A student’s academic performance and achievement
  • The academic rigor of these classes and your school
  • Scores achieved on either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT)
  • A student’s character and past performance
  • A student’s demonstrated leadership
  • The written essay on our application
  • The Counselor Report Form
  • Letter of Recommendation from teachers or counselors
  • Demonstrated interest in attending High Point University

Click here to see our High School Academic Requirements.

What is the difference between applying Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision?

Early Decision is for those applicants who consider High Point University their number one college choice. It is a binding agreement in which, if admitted, you agree to withdraw all other college applications and enroll at High Point University. Early Decision students have first priority in housing selection and in class registration event sign-up.

Early Decision II is for students who missed the initial Early Decision deadline. Early Decision II is a binding agreement that, if admitted, you will withdraw all other college applications and enroll at High Point University. Early Decision II students have second priority in housing selection and in class registration event sign-up.

Early Action is for those applicants who consider High Point University one of their top few college choices. It is a non-binding application plan. Early Action students have third priority in housing selection and in class registration event sign-up.

Regular Decision is for those students not applying under one of our early application plans. Please know that Regular Decision applications are not reviewed until all Early Decision and Early Action decisions have been made.

Over 80 percent of our incoming class is compromised of Early Decision (I and II) and Early Action candidates.

How are merit-based scholarships awarded?

Merit-based scholarships are granted based on 5 criteria: high school GPA, board scores, course rigor, demonstrated leadership, and on-campus interview.

For merit scholarship consideration, it is required for those academically qualified to complete the Presidential Scholarship Program application. Since High Point University does not award top scholarships at the time of admitting a student, high school seniors interested in receiving an academic scholarship from High Point University must submit their Presidential Scholarship application at www.highpoint.edu/scholarship.

When is Orientation/Early Registration?

Early Registration provides your student with the opportunity to personally meet their academic advisor and register for classes prior to the 2014-2015 academic year. There are several Early Registration events throughout the spring and summer. Space is limited at each event, so be sure to register early through your MyStuff account. It is advised that students attend an Early Registration event, however, if you and your student are unable to make it to campus for one of these dates, your student will register for classes during the academic portion of Welcome Week held the weekend before classes begin after moving in. Welcome Week begins Saturday, August 23, 2014.

 

ACADEMICS

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How does my student get a tutor?

To sign up for a tutor, your student will need to go to the 4th floor of Smith Library and fill out a tutor request form. This asks for basic information, such as name, course which your student would like a tutor for, and how often they might want to meet. Then, they can turn that form into either Betty Moeller or Dr. Craig Curty. Dr. Curty is in charge of tutoring, so he will look through his system and find a tutor in the subject area in which your student needs assistance. He will send the student that person’s name and email. It is then up to the student to contact that tutor to set up an appointment. There is no limit to the number of courses you can have a tutor for. All tutoring is free.

When are the breaks and holidays?

All breaks and holidays can be found on the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendars

What is FERPA and how can I check my student’s grades?

FERPA stands for The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. FERPA protects the privacy of student education records. Academic course grades, student’s course schedules, financial and disciplinary records area a few items that fall under student education records. Written consent from the student can be given to an individual to access these records through the FERPA Form.

How can my student take summer classes at High Point?

Summer classes are available to all students who have completed at least one year of college. Entering freshman can take classes without taking Summer Experience. Usually these are athletes. Check the summer school website to get more information about summer school sessions (Session I, Session II, Online Classes, Summer Experience and Maymester).

May Session: the offered courses during the month of May are only Study America classes; they for 4 credits and involve traveling to some destination(s) in America as part of the course. Students can also take session VI in EDP for the next couple of years.

June Session: 4 weeks of classes, which meet Mon-Fri. There are three class periods per day and students are permitted to take no more than two classes during a particular 4-week session.

July Session: 4 weeks of classes, which meet Mon-Fri. There are three class periods per day and students are permitted to take no more than two classes during a particular 4-week session.

The courses offered between May, June, July and Online vary between sessions and years.

How can my student take college classes during summer at a college back home?

To take classes at a college back home and transfer those credits to HPU, the students must have at least a 2.00 GPA and receive approval from the Registrar’s office before courses may be taken and transferred.

 

ATHLETICS

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How can I get tickets to an athletic event or game?

You may purchase tickets to athletic events online at the HPU Athletics Webpage or by calling (336) 841-9276.

 What division is HPU and what conference are they a member of?

Big South Conference (NCAA Division I)

How many athletic teams does HPU have?

16!

Men: Seven; Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field (indoor & outdoor)

Women: Seven; Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track & Field (indoor & outdoor), Volleyball

What is the Panther Club?

The purpose of High Point University Athletics is to successfully promote academic and personal excellence, competitive success and program integrity among our student-athletes and coaches. We rely on the dedicated support of our constituents to provide necessary resources and opportunities for us to achieve these goals. The High Point University Panther Club is the official fundraising organization for High Point University Athletics. It provides a way for individuals or businesses to make a direct impact on the lives of our student- athletes and coaches. We are charged to support the long term growth of High Point University Athletics including capital projects to enhance the experiences of our student-athletes. The High Point University Panther Club also hosts events to grow the support structure of High Point University Athletics. Members such as local business people, parents and alumni have built a network to ensure the continued success of High Point University Athletics. We hope to work alongside our supporters in making HPU Athletics a superior program!
Learn More About the Panther Club

CAMPUS CONCIERGE

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What is Campus Concierge?

The Campus Concierge assists students, parents, and visitors by serving as a single source of knowledge for campus and community events.

Where is Campus Concierge located on campus?

The Campus Concierge desks can be found in the downstairs of the Slane Center or inside the main entrance of the R. G. Wanek Center.

What services does Campus Concierge provide?

-          Scheduling for Academic Tutoring

-          Research Appointments for Library

-          Complimentary GPS units

-          Complimentary Kindle, iPads, and TI-89 Calculators

-          Library Book Drop-Off

-          Restaurant Recommendations and Reservations

-          Dry Cleaning Service

-          Community Enrichment Ticket Distribution

-          Daily E-mail and Event Information

How do I coordinate transportation services for airport shuttles?

Prior to creating flight reservations, please be sure to check the transportation brochure located on the Concierge website or a tangible copy from the Concierge desk to check the dates shuttles will be available. Alternate transportation suggestions are also listed on the Concierge website in the event that the student is unable to use a campus shuttle.

 

We offer a comprehensive shuttle schedule as a convenience for our students. Shuttles travel to the Greensboro/High Point (GSO), Raleigh/Durham (RDU), and Charlotte (CLT) airports for scheduled breaks. Additionally, we provide Greensboro/High Point airport shuttle service every weekend while school is in session. In order to secure reservation, students should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the e-transportation reservation form at shuttle.highpoint.edu  at least 3 days in advance.
  2. Receive your confirmation email.

 

We will waive the airport shuttle fee when your student wears their HPU gear! When they wear HPU apparel, they help tell the world about the extraordinary education at High Point University. So, students who wear their gear that has “High Point University” printed on it will receive complimentary airport shuttle service.

 

Career and Internship Services

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When should my student begin using Career & Internship Services?

We encourage students to begin using our services as soon as they arrive at HPU. The sooner students begin the process, the more prepared they will be to choose their major, secure an internship, and search for their first job.  They also be more confident and goal-oriented.  It will be much easier to take classes that may seem uninteresting (even annoying) if they have a goal for which to aim.

What can I do to help my student in his/her career development?

As a parent, there are many things you can do to assist your student. First, please listen to their concerns and ideas. It is important to encourage them to start the process early and keep encouraging them when they get frustrated or discouraged as they choose an academic major and a career direction.  It is very common for students to change their major, often more than once.  National surveys suggest that nearly 70% of college students change their major at least once during their college career. Be a career resource for your student, as people you know have information that can be valuable to your son or daughter. It is beneficial for your student to “shadow” a number of people who represent career fields that seem appealing.  Let your student know that their academic major should reflect their interests, strengths, and personality.  Finally, encourage your student to partner with Career & Internship Services, to become involved in campus life, and to view faculty as valuable resources. Encourage them to ask for help of any kind when they need it – HPU simply does not want any student to fall through the cracks.

Can a career “test” (assessment) or a career advisor suggest a career field for my student?

Career and personality assessments can be very helpful and are one of the tools that a career advisor may use with your student to help start conversations.  But these assessments offer no magic answers.  When making academic and career decision, choosing the right “fit” takes thought, self-reflection, preparation, and a lot of research.  Indecision is common; there is nothing wrong with not being sure as long as your student is actively taking steps to gain clarity.  We encourage students to meet with us individually to discuss career interests and take a self-assessment(s) that seems to be most appropriate for their situation.  We currently use FOCUS 2, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Campbell Interest and Skill Survey (CISS).   These assessments are accessible online. Please have your student contact Career & Internship Services for the assessment passwords.

What resources do you have for locating internships?

Juniors and seniors have the option of completing a for-credit academic internship.  The requirements are outlined on the HPU Career & Internship Services website under the “Internships” tab.  We have multiple databases of available opportunities, including listings of prior for-credit sites where HPU students have completed internships. Some academic departments have very specific guidelines and criteria for completing internships.  Students also may choose to complete an internship without receiving academic credit. For freshman and sophomores and students interested in non-credit internships, Career & Internship Services can provide helpful resources and information.

How important is it for my student to complete an internship before graduation?

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), approximately 70% of recent graduates who were hired in the last few years had completed one or more internships.  Employers value students with related hands-on experience.  Clearly, having related experience is a win-win because the student is more confident entering the field, and the employer is able to hire someone who knows the industry and organization and knows what to realistically expect when hired for full-time employment.  Combining internships with a relevant part-time job, substantial campus involvement, and a solid GPA can definitely give your student a competitive edge in the job market.

What skills and attributes do employers value when they consider student candidates for internships and full-time employment?

NACE tells us that in addition to academic achievement, employers value: exemplary verbal and written communication skills; personal integrity/honesty; interpersonal savvy (getting along with co-workers); motivation/initiative/leadership; strong and committed work ethic; technical skills, specifically software proficiency relevant to the industry; analytical and problem solving skills; flexibility/adaptability; and self-confidence.  If your student needs coaching to develop these qualities, our staff can certainly work individually with them.

How do I post an opportunity with Career & Internship Services?

We appreciate the support of HPU parents. If you or your employer would like to recruit HPU student interns and/or graduates, please click here to fill out a profile and post on Pantherlink.

 

DINING

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What are the dining plans available to my student? What are dining dollars?

For more information on dining plans and Dining Dollars please visit the Dining Plan page and HPU Dine.

Can my student use his or her Passport off campus?

Yes. There are over 90 locations the Passport is accepted. Check the List of Passport Partners

What are the hours of all the food locations?

Point: Sun-Thurs 10:30am-Midnight and Fri-Sat 10:30-2am

Bakery: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm and Sat-Sun 10:30am-10pm

Subway: Mon-Sun 10:30am-10pm

Farmer’s Market: Mon-Fri 10:30am-8:00pm

C-Stores 1 and 2: Mon-Sun 11am-2am

C-Store 3: Mon-Fri 7pm-Midnight

Chick-Fil-A: Mon-Sat 10:30am-10pm

Starbucks: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm and Sat-Sun 10:30am-10pm

Café: Mon- Fri open from 7am, -8pm, Sat-Sun open 8am – 3pm and 4:30pm – 7pm

Grille: Mon-Fri 7am-Midnight and Sat-Sun 10:30-Midnight

Bistro: Mon-Fri 7am-Midnight and Sat-Sun 10:30am-Midnight

1924 Prime: Mon-Sat 4:30pm-8:30pm

Can I put funds on my student’s Passport?

Yes, deposits can be made on the Blackboard Webpage.

Then you can enter a “Guest Deposit” on the right side of the page. You must know your student’s ID.

 

EVENTS ON CAMPUS

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Family Weekend

Fall Family Weekend September 26-28, 2014

Move-In /Welcome Week

Freshman residential students will move into their residence halls on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Upperclassmen students will move into their residence hall Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 12:00pm until 6:00pm.

Community Enrichment Series

Parents are invited to enjoy many of the complimentary events on campus.

GREEK LIFE

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How does my student join a sorority/fraternity?

High Point University has a deferred recruitment process: meaning that students cannot participate until they have completed one semester at HPU. Exceptions are made for transfer students. Each council has a different recruitment/intake process. Please note the requirements and deadlines for each. You may also find more information on the parents section of the Greek Life website.

IFC

Interest sessions are held in November with recruitment occurring at the end of January. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and not be on discipline probation to be eligible to participate.

Panhellenic

Interest sessions are held in October and November with a MANDATORY recruitment assembly being held in January.

Students must not be on discipline probation to be eligible to participate.

Women interested in recruitment should familiarize themselves with the High Point University Recruitment Rules. All women will be expected to adhere to these rules and to report any violations that they witness.

A legacy is a woman whose mother, grandmother or sister is/was a member of an inter/national sorority or women’s fraternity.  Legacies must be reported to the chapter through the national organization.  Please visit each national chapter’s website to locate legacy verification forms.

A recommendation is a letter written by an active or alumnae member of an inter/national sorority or women’s fraternity in support of a potential new member.  Please visit each national chapter’s website to locate recommendation forms.

Completed recommendation forms should be mailed to: Recruitment Chair of {Insert Chapter Name}, 833 Montlieu Ave. High Point, NC 27272

NPHC

Recruitment is at the discretion of the organization- please look for fliers and visit the national websites of each organization for additional information.

Students must have at least a 2.25 GPA and not be on discipline probation to be eligible to participate.

What are the benefits of joining a sorority/ fraternity at HPU?

Being a member of a fraternity or sorority provides many opportunities that students might not otherwise have. Members have multiple leadership opportunities including the chance to serve on their chapter’s executive board, to be part of our governing councils including Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, or National Pan-Hellenic Council.

All of our chapters have a service component, teaching the members the importance of giving back to the community both in High Point and globally.

Academics are an important part of the fraternity/sorority experience. Fraternity and sorority members at High Point University on average have a higher GPA than nonmembers.

How does recruitment work? What is deferred recruitment?

High Point University has deferred recruitment, meaning it occurs in January; first year students are able to participate. Students interested in participating in formal recruitment need to register prior to leaving campus for Winter Break. There is a cost and a GPA requirement to participate in formal recruitment.

The formal recruitment process happens over several days. Students attend formal recruitment events at the fraternity/sorority houses. Each chapter has the right to choose their membership based on their national organization qualifications.

It is important to know that not everyone that participates in formal recruitment will join a chapter. This can be a difficult experience for our students, especially in the first few days after recruitment. Greek Life staff strives to help our students learn from this experience, specifically how to deal with disappointment. High Point University offers a variety of different clubs and organizations for our students to be involved in. While 30% of our students are Greek, 70% of our students are not.

If at any time you have questions about the formal recruitment process, please contact Teri Cugliari, the Director of Greek Life at (336) 841-9484.

What are the costs associate with being apart of a Fraternity/ Sorority?

There is a cost (dues) associated with being a member of a fraternity/sorority. This cost can be $300-$600 each semester. This cost covers national dues, local dues and other privileges of membership.

How can my student live in one of the Greek Houses on campus?

These houses sleep 15 people and are must be filled by the chapter membership. The chapter selects who is living in the house. In some cases, the chapters may have bylaws governing how housing is assigned. It is important that your student ask questions about their chapters policies for the house. Living in the house is part of the deluxe plus housing tier.

 

PARKING

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 Where can I park on campus when I am visiting my student?

Visitors of students can park in un-marked or spaces marked “30 minutes” on campus from 7am-5pm. Overnight visitors must obtain a two-day Visitor hang-tag parking permit (no charge). This can be obtained at the security entrances around campus.

 

Is parking for my student free on campus?

Yes. Upon registration of the vehicle, your student will be able to pick up his or hers decal to be put on their car. There are fees associated with citations ranging starting at $30. Please visit HPU’s Parking Terms and Conditions for where student can and cannot park on campus.

 

POST OFFICE AND DELIVERIES

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 How can I send my student a letter or package?

All mail should be addressed using this format:

Student Name

Campus Box (#)

833 Montlieu Ave

High Point, NC 27262

*Do not use P.O. Box as mail can be delayed or returned to sender*

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

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What is not allowed in my student’s residence hall room?

No candles, no toasters, toaster ovens, candle warmers, or any appliance with a coil burner. In addition no tobacco, no incense, no duct tape on the walls, no extra lights hanging from the ceiling (NOTHING additional hanging from the ceiling), no illegal substances, and no bicycles. For more information on the rules and consequences, please read the Guide to Campus Life.

Are there cable hook ups in each room? What about wireless internet?

All of our rooms have a cable connection. Each room is provided basic cable. If a student wants to purchase an upgraded cable package, they may contact a local provider to do so.

Our entire campus is wireless, including all of our residential buildings.

What should my student do if he or she is having difficulties with their roommate?

First-year students will be required to develop a roommate agreement in the first week of school in order to prevent and be proactive toward potential conflicts. Each student’s Resident Assistant will guide them through the agreement. Upperclassmen are not required to develop a formal agreement, but we suggest that everyone consider the idea, particularly if this is the first time that you have lived together.

If you and your roommate experience difficulties living together, we suggest that you seek assistance with your Resident Assistant and Resident Director. When you discuss the issues and there is not a resolution to the concerns, please seek immediate assistance with the Resident Director. If a change of residency is required, the resident Director will work with the Assistant Director of Student Life and/or the Senior Director of Student Life to make the necessary changes.

What are the RA’s hours?

The RA on duty is available from 7pm-1am Sunday through Thursday as well as 7pm-3am Friday and Saturday.

 

SAFETY AND TRANSPORTATION

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The Security/Transportation Department is located in the lower level of McInnis Hall. Our non-emergency phone number is (336) 841-9112 or (campus ext. 9112).If you require emergency assistance from the Security/Transportation Department, you please call call 336- 841-9111.

When can I visit my student on campus? Do I need a parking pass?

Campus is “open” from 6am to 10pm. Visitors who arrive when campus is open and who are not staying overnight, are not required to be registered. Campus is “closed” to visitors from 10pm-6am. When closed, a valid HPU Passport is required for your access. If a visitor arrives after 10pm, or is staying overnight, they are required to be registered. To register, please have your student use the online visitor management system through Blackboard or by calling the Security Service Center at 336-841-9142.

How can my student use the car share?

By accessing the Campus Concierge home page, students can click on the transportation link and then the “CarShare” link. Simply follow the on screen process to reserve the car! Please keep in mind that the CarShare sign-up process takes approximately one week before a student can reserve the car.

 

How can I coordinate transportation services for airport shuttles?

*Prior to creating flight reservations, please be sure to check the transportation brochure located on the Concierge website or a tangible copy from the Concierge desk to check the dates shuttles will be available. Alternate transportation suggestions are also listed on the Concierge website in the event that the student is unable to use a campus shuttle.

 

We offer a comprehensive shuttle schedule as a convenience for our students. Shuttles travel to the Greensboro/High Point (GSO), Raleigh/Durham (RDU), and Charlotte (CLT) airports for scheduled breaks. Additionally, we provide Greensboro/High Point airport shuttle service every weekend while school is in session. In order to secure reservation, students should follow these steps:

  1. Complete the e-transportation reservation form at shuttle.highpoint.edu  at least 3 days in advance.
  2. Receive your confirmation email.

 

We will waive the airport shuttle fee when you wear your HPU gear! When you wear HPU apparel, you help tell the world about the extraordinary education at High Point University. So, students who wear their gear that has “High Point University” printed on it will receive complimentary airport shuttle service.

How do I catch the on-campus trolley?

Check trolley schedule online, or obtain a schedule from one of the Campus Concierge locations to display in your room. The R. G. Wanek Center Trolley Stop is the main shuttle switch.

**Trolleys do not operate during scheduled academic breaks

Upcoming Events

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    Sep
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    Last Day to Decline HPU Student Insurance
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    Last Day to Select A Meal Plan
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Academic Dates to Remember

Summer
Summer Session 2: June 30 - July 26
Summer Experience: June 28 - July 25

Fall Semester
Welcome Week: August 23
First Day of Classes: August 26
Fall Family Weekend: September 26-28
Mid-Term: October 15
Fall Break: October 18 - 27
Spring Semester Registration: November 5
Thanksgiving Holiday: November 26 - 30
Last Class Day of Semester: December 10
Exams End: December 17

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