Each admission candidate is given individual consideration. However, a minimum of 18 units of college (secondary school) preparatory work are expected:
4 in English
3 in algebra and plane geometry
2 in a physical or natural science
2 in history or social science
2 in the same foreign language
5 additional units to total 18
Successful candidates typically have high grades in science and mathematics, do well in SATs or ACTs, and often have earned advanced placement or college credit while in high school.