Entering freshmen are selected on the basis of scores on admissions and placement examinations. For initial consideration, an entering freshman must have scored at least 24 on the American College Test (ACT). Participants entering after the first semester of the freshman year are selected on the basis of cumulative average plus the recommendations of two faculty members. The required average for second semester freshmen, sophomores and juniors is 3.0 or above; seniors must have achieved an average of 3.25 or above.