Application Process for Traditional Students

Malone admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, and national or ethnic origin who meet the academic requirements.

Undergraduate admissions requirements

Admissions Standards

Admission to Malone is based on the applicant’s high school curriculum, grade point average, post-high school academic work, standardized test scores, motivation, maturity, and other personal qualifications. Admission is based upon a composite view that is provided by a completed application to the University along with the high school transcripts and standardized test score.

For your application to be complete

Apply as an undergraduate freshman if you have no experience with a college/university or if you have fewer than 30 college credits from dual enrollment or College Credit Plus (CCP):

  1. Submit your free  application online. A paper application is also available for a $20 application fee.
  2. Determine if you are applying in the traditional way (see continued process below) or whether you will be applying Test Optional. Click here to learn more about Malone’s test optional admissions policy and process.
  3. Request an official transcript including class rank, grade point average, proficiency test results (Ohio residents), and test scores from the current high school or high school from which the applicant was graduated. Prior to enrollment at Malone University, students must submit final transcripts with proof of high school graduation or submit a high school graduation equivalency. Malone uses an unweighted grade point average for admissions and financial aid decisions. An adult whose high school preparation is incomplete may be admitted on the basis of the General Education Development (GED) test, providing the average standard test score is at least 450 (53 under old standards) with no one score below 410 (48 under old standards). Additional tests may be requested.
  4. Applicants who are not choosing the test-optional admissions process must take the ACT (code: 3289) or SAT (code:1439) and have results sent to Malone. High school guidance counselors can supply complete information on testing programs. Malone University does not use the Writing portion of the ACT or SAT when determining admission decisions or scholarship amounts. Applicants out of high school for more than two years who have not taken these standardized tests are not required to do so. However, if the tests were taken while the applicant was in school, scores are requested. Other standardized tests may be requested.

Timeline for success

Before Thanksgiving of your senior year:
the ideal time to complete your admissions application. Please submit your standardized test scores (ACT/SAT) and your official transcript at this time, also.

Between January and April: file your FAFSA. Malone's priority deadline is March 1.

National Decision Day is May 1: beginning in January, $200 per-registration deposits are accepted. After May 1, the deposit is non-refundable. 

Paying your deposit early gives you the best options when scheduling your fall classes. It also secures housing if you are a resident student.

Transcripts and Important Documents Dropbox

Please use the link below to access a secure site where you can upload important admissions documents (high school transcripts, college transcripts, etc.)


1. Online, via credit card, debit card, or electronic check

2. By check or money order, made payable to "Malone University," with your full name in the memo line. Please send the check to Malone University, Undergraduate Admissions, 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW, Canton, Ohio 44709.

3. Over the phone: 1-800-521-1146, ext. 8145

March through August: Once your deposit is received, an academic advising survey will be sent to you for you to complete. Once you do so, a class schedule will be created for you.

By the end of June: Complete an on-campus housing form or a commuter information form. You will also need to submit your health records to the Office of Student Development.

By the end of August: Double-check to make sure you've completed all your paperwork so that you can attend New Student Orientation. Orientation is REQUIRED.