Ephraim Campus: Greenwood Student Center
Sorensen Administration Building
NOTE: Snow College’s admission policy is subject to change. The policy printed on the current Snow College Application for Admissions is always considered the most current.
Snow College is an open admission institution, committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in educational services to our students, employees, and the public.
Snow College does not have an admissions deadline, but the enrollment deadline for Snow College is the first day of the semester for which a student is attending. This means that a student would need to be admitted by that date to enroll in classes. If a student is starting during a late starting or mid semester class, the deadline is the first day those classes begin. To gain the advantage of early course registration, applicants are encouraged to submit an application for admission and all supporting documents (transcripts, ACT or SAT test scores) as early as possible. Students seeking scholarship consideration must have their Applications for Admission and Scholarship postmarked on or before the scholarship deadline.
On rare occasions an exception to the enrollment deadline may be granted. To be eligible to apply for that exception and be considered for enrollment after the first day of the semester, a student must:
Exceptions to the deadline are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Factors such as past academic background, course availability, date of request and reason for the request will all be taken into consideration. Denials of late enrollment can be appealed to the Vice President for Student Success.
To be officially admitted to Snow College, all applicants must do the following:
Snow College, Box 1012
150 College Avenue
Ephraim, UT 84627 (or)
Any student seeking Federal Financial Aid, FAFSA, MUST have a high school diploma, or GED.
If a student submits documentation of a disability as defined under the ADA statutes, the ACT may upon the student’s request be waived as a requirement for admission. This documentation must be on file with the Snow College Accessibility Resource Center. If a student requests and is granted this waiver, the student must:
A student who does not take the ACT because of a documented ADA disability must check with the Scholarship Office for alternate scholarship requirements.
A student who intends to complete a degree or earn any college credit must:
A student who has successfully completed 20 or more post high school credits at another college must submit an official transcript of all college credits to Snow College. (See Transfer Credit section of this catalog for detailed transfer credit requirements.)
Note: Students transferring from another college or university with less than 20 credits completed must complete the general admissions requirements above.
A student may attend Snow College prior to high school graduation if he or she:
Any exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and will require an interview. A student admitted under this option will be admitted for one semester at a time, and will be allowed to continue only if he or she earns a semester grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher.
Any student who is seeking to enroll in a program that leads to a degree, diploma,
or certificate from Snow College for credit, must be a fully matriculated student
and complete the standard admission process, which includes submission of a high school
transcript or GED for all applicants and standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) for
all applicants under age 22. Non-degree seeking, non-credit, and other non-matriculated
students are not required to submit transcripts or test scores for admittance. However,
students admitted as non-degree seeking or non-credit students are ineligible for
federal financial aid. For students who then wish to take courses for credit, transcripts
and applicable test scores must be provided when applying for a matriculated status.
If you are enrolling in a single vocational class, TBSI workshop, or a personal interest class, please contact the Admissions Office at 800-848-3399.
A student who has not graduated from high school but whose graduating class has graduated must:
Any student seeking Federal Financial Aid, FAFSA, MUST have a high school diploma, or GED.
Transfer, advanced placement and concurrent enrollment credit should be submitted with an official transcript from the institution. We encourage students to provide these transcripts before registering for classes.
There is a $10 per credit fee for posting Advanced Placement, Military Training and Foreign Language Credits.
See information on International Student Admissions.
Concurrent enrollment classes are college-level classes offered to high school students for both high school and college credit. Classes may be located on the high school or college campus, may be taught by high school teachers who have been approved for adjunct faculty status at the college or by college faculty members. A few online classes are offered for concurrent enrollment. Both vocational and general education classes may be offered for concurrent enrollment credit. Student eligibility requirements for Snow College Concurrent Enrollment are as follows:
Students applying for Snow College concurrent enrollment must submit an online Snow College application for admission with a $30 application fee.* A student who completes Snow College concurrent enrollment classes may enter Snow College without paying an additional admission fee if there is no break between the time of high school graduation and attendance on campus. A student with a break longer than one semester, summer session not included, must pay the $30 application fee.
*Students that attend Snow College after high school must complete an application for admission as a new freshman, submit ACT scores and a high school transcript to be fully admitted.
Even though Snow College is an open admission institution, strong preparation is still recommended. Students with solid academic and study skills are more likely to succeed at Snow. Students are expected to have the reading, writing, and thinking skills necessary for college-level coursework.
Those who need remedial help should understand that Snow College does not have a developmental education program.
Assessment testing is required of all new degree-seeking students. Students may meet this requirement by taking the ACT or SAT I test and having a copy sent to Snow College.
The ACT or SAT I scores are required of all applicants unless they have completed 20 semester hours of post-secondary college credit with a minimum GPA of C, or are 22 years of age or older, or are enrolling in applied technology programs for non-credit.
Students who have an English ACT of 11 or below are required to take English 0980 or English 0991. Students with English ACT scores of 12-14 are recommended for English 1015. Students with scores of 15-17 may choose English 1010 or 1015. Students with an English ACT score of 29 or higher may petition to skip English 1010 by taking an English Placement Exam in the Testing Center. The English Department will consider both the ACT and writing sample when placing a student. Any student wishing to have help with placement options should take a writing assessment exam in the Testing Center.
Snow College offers a variety of math classes to meet the needs of students who have different levels of math skills. The goal at Snow is to help students find the class that best meets their needs. Rather than a course that is too advanced, or a class that is too basic, students should be enrolled in a math course that best matches their skills. Mandatory placement in Math 0700, 0800, and 1010 is based upon a student’s math ACT score. Students who score 17 and below will be placed in Math 0700 or 0800. Students who score 18-22 will be placed in Math 1010. Students who score 21, 22, 23 or higher may place in Math 1030, 1040, 1050, respectively and a 23 also places a student in 1080.
To challenge this placement, students may contact the Student Success Center to schedule a time to use the Accuplacer Assessment tool or a designated equivalent and talk with a faculty member about their placement.
Note: Prerequisite courses or test scores must be less than two years old. If Snow College does not have a record that a student has taken a math class, the ACT, or a placement test in the past two years, the student must (re)take the placement test to ensure placement in the appropriate math class.
Snow College’s commitment to its mission and goals requires conducting regular evaluations of progress in achieving those goals. A student enrolled at Snow College may be asked to participate in assessment by taking special tests, by allowing the college access to scores on nationally standardized examinations, by completing questionnaires and surveys, and by serving as members of focus groups or other discussion groups designed to obtain information.
Some assessment work requires statistical sampling of the student population, so it is important that students be willing to help with assessment when asked. Students should feel no reluctance about participating in assessment because any information obtained is used solely in the improvement of college instruction at the curricular or programmatic level and in ways that do not reflect individually on the student. The scores will not be part of any student’s official record.
Director: Alex Peterson
Director of International Student Services: Dennis Faatz
International Admissions Advisor: Wissem Abid
International Advisor: Becky Adams
Students whose native language is not English may be admitted unconditionally to Snow College. In order to qualify for this track students must submit a TOEFL score of at least 500 (173 Computer Based Test, or 63 iBT with a minimum of 15 in each section) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Snow College Institutional school code is 4727.
After meeting these requirements, Track One students will be allowed to register as full-time academic students
Students whose native language is not English may be admitted conditionally to Snow College. In order to qualify for this track, students must meet the Snow College academic eligibility requirement, but do not need to submit a TOEFL score. Students in this track are admitted into the ESL program. Students whose TOEFL score is below 500 (173 CBT or 63 iBT with a minimum of 15 in each section) are automatically admitted to this track, as well. All students in this track are given a placement exam upon arrival at Snow College.
After taking the Placement Exam, Track Two students are placed in one of four different levels. Students who earn a score of 88 or better on the placement exam will be admitted into regular academic courses and will need to take only ESL 1051 as a prerequisite for ENGL 1010. Students may challenge ESL 1051 by taking a written essay exam that is graded by three ESL faculty members. Students must pass this with an 85% or better by at least two of the three raters.
Students in the Snow College ESL program must pass all required ESL courses with a minimum grade of B (85%) or higher before exiting the program and matriculating as full-time academic students.
Students who do not pass all of the ESL coursework will be on a probationary status and monitored by the Center for Global Engagement staff until the exit requirement has been satisfied. The Center for Global Engagement acts as Primary Designated School Official for all SEVIS and immigration/status related matters. Any issues that affect the immigration status of an international student in the ESL program are subject to decision by the Center for Global Engagement.
Passing required ESL courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better satisfies the foreign language requirement for graduation from Snow College with the AA degree. Students entering on Track 1 also satisfy the foreign language requirement.
If students wish to enter academic programs directly, they should arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in their home countries and have the results sent to:
Snow College International Student Admissions
150 College Avenue
Ephraim, UT 84627 U.S.A.
For information concerning dates and location of the TOEFL exam in various countries, write to:
Princeton, New Jersey 08541‑6155 U.S.A.
Students who wish to apply to Snow College should write to International Student Admissions or email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting the necessary application forms or access a form at snow.edu/international/apply.html. When the forms have been completed, they should be returned to the International Admissions Office along with their secondary school grades in English. The same procedure should be followed if students have completed any college or university work. The college or university transcript must be translated into English.
Students must come fully prepared to meet the necessary financial obligations for the full time they will be in the United States. It is estimated that each student will need at least $18,500* per academic year (9 months). This is exclusive of travel. Below are estimated costs:
Tuition and fees | 9 months | $12,670
Board and room | estimate | $3,500
Personal expenses | estimate | $1,830
Books and supplies | estimate | $1,000
Total | $19,000*
* Plus transportation
* Cost may change
Presently, there are no loans available for international students. International students are eligible to apply for any academic and departmental scholarships or the International Student Endowment Scholarship which is offered to students who are fully matriculated and have completed one semester of study at Snow College. International Students on an F-1 visa may also find employment on campus at a minimum wage but may not work more than twenty (20) hours per week. Off‑campus work is not permitted for international students.
In order for international students to be admitted, they must make a statement concerning their financial intentions for the entire academic year.
Entry documents will be issued to students after students have received official acceptance.