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Admissions Requirements

Flashpoint Chicago believes in making a holistic assessment of a prospective student’s ability to succeed at the college and in the careers to which they aspire. Therefore each application is reviewed and considered individually when determining acceptance. For the student not meeting the published criteria, an appeals process exists through which additional factors may be considered.

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To be considered for admission into our associate or bachelor’s degree programs by the Admissions Committee, students are asked to submit the following:

  1. Completed admissions application, including an essay
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Non-refundable $50 application fee ($50 for international students).

Optional Items:

  • If a student is transferring from another postsecondary institution and wishes to receive transfer credit, he or she may also submit transcripts from a previously attended institution(s).
  • Submission of a work portfolio. Students may also submit a digital version of their portfolio to after completing the Admissions Application.
  • ACT, SAT or Wonderlic test score
  • Signed letter of recommendation
  • A completed interview with a Flashpoint representative



All applicants are asked to submit a completed admissions application which includes general information about the student, past educational experience, and choice of essay.

Applicant decisions and Scholarship awards are communicated within 2-3 weeks of receipt of all materials.


Applicants are asked to submit an official high school transcript as part of their application. Students with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of less than 2.0 are encouraged to address the circumstances that lead to a CGPA of less than 2.0 and their plan for maintaining a CGPA of 2.0 or greater, if admitted to the college.

High school applicants can have the school submit their most recent or final transcript to Flashpoint Admissions. High school transcripts can be submitted through Parchment, by e-mail, or by mail.

Address: Flashpoint Chicago
Attn: Registrar
28 N. Clark St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602

GED applicants can submit an official copy of the GED test results.

Home school applicants can send transcripts via a state-recognized home school.


Flashpoint strives to award the maximum amount of transfer credits earned by a student from previously attended accredited institution(s). Transfer applicants can send official transcripts from any college or university previously attended to the Registrar as described under High School Transcript above. If you’re planning to transfer to Flashpoint, consult with your academic advisor early in your academic career to obtain specific information on transferring general education and major course credits.


Flashpoint recommends, but does not require, applicants to complete a general aptitude test. ACT, SAT, or Wonderlic scores are all acceptable.

ACT or SAT Scores:

Score reports should be requested through the testing agency. Request your ACT or SAT score report with Flashpoint’s ACT School Code (6407) or SAT School Code (7300).

Wonderlic Score:

The Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test, which is a short aptitude test used to assess ability for learning and problem-solving. Wonderlic testing may be completed online at Contact your admissions representative for more details.


Applicants have the option to submit one letter of recommendation or meet with an authorized Flashpoint representative to complete the application, if they so desire.

A letter of recommendation should be completed by a non-family member such as a teacher, counselor, advisor, employer, or other individual who can discuss your ability to succeed at Flashpoint. Letters of recommendation can be submitted as part of the application, by e-mail, or traditional mail.

Address: Flashpoint Chicago
Attn: Admissions
28 N. Clark St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602

Meetings with Flashpoint representatives are held on campus and can be scheduled by contacting admissions at or 312-506-0605.


There is a nonrefundable $50 charge for submitting an application ($50 for international students). You will be able to submit your payment after the application has been completed.


In addition to the criteria listed above, international students are asked to:

1. Provide an evaluation of high school and/or college transcripts from NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) or other accredited evaluation company which demonstrates equivalency of high school graduation with a GPA of 2.0 out of 4.0.

2. Complete one of the following English language proficiency test*: TOEFL (minimum: 80 internet, 550 paper, 213 computer), IELTS (minimum: 6.5), or iTEP (minimum: 4.5).

a. The English proficiency test requirements may be waived for any applicant

that meets one of the following:

i. Graduated from a high school where the majority of classes are taught in English and/or approved/recognized by an American or British Institution

ii. Born and raised in a country whose first language is English; or

iii. Achieved a certificate of completion from a recognized Language Center. Contact admissions for a list of certificates accepted from other institutions.


The Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) is a short-form measure of basic verbal and quantitative skills that is designed to assess skills in order to determine correct placement in English and Math course requirements at Flashpoint.

This is a different exam from the Wonderlic Cognitive Ability Test.
This is a mandatory test that needs to be completed by all prospective students prior to the 1st day of class regardless of incoming transfer credit. Failure to complete this requirement may result in the need to take additional classes in order to complete your degree requirements.
There are two sections to the test: Verbal and Quantitative
The scoring of the exam is as follows:

Verbal Section

If you score 265 or higher, you will be placed into ENG101, Composition I.
If you score Quantitative Section

If you score 265 or higher, you will be placed into MTH101, General Math.
If you score Verbal areas evaluated include:

Word knowledge
Sentence Construction
Information Retrieval
Quantitative areas evaluated include:

Explicit Quantitative Skills
Applied Quantitative Skills
Interperative Quantitative Skills

Flashpoint has a rolling admissions policy – applications are reviewed as the College receives them. There are deadlines that relate to specific scholarships. See the SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS section for detail and deadlines. Application decisions are communicated within 2-3 weeks of receipt of all materials.


Our Admissions Committee reviews all completed applications for admission to the college.

Appeals Process: Students who are denied admission to Flashpoint Chicago may appeal the decision by submitting a letter to the attention of the Admissions Committee, requesting that they be re-considered for admission and describing why they believe they can succeed academically and contribute meaningfully to the Flashpoint community. The letter should be e-mailed to the Admissions Department who will then forward it to the Admission Committee for review and consideration.

The Admissions Committee is comprised of qualified representation from across college departments.

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