Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1874
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Candidates for admission to the University must be at least fifteen years of age, of good moral character, and able to sustain a satisfactory examination in the following branches. Candidates are requested to give heed to the following exhibit of the general scope of the examinations in the several branches : English Grammar.—Formation of words, parts of speech, declensions, conjugations, etc., analysis and syntax of sentences, and use of modifying words and connectives. Geography.—Form, size, motions and circular divisions of the earth; latitude, longitude and zones; the continents, grand divisions, countries and capitals of Europe and America; mountain systems and chief rivers and lakes of Europe and America; boundaries, capitals, chief towns, great railroads and canals of the States of the Union. Arithmetic.—Decimal system of notation and numeration; the four grand rules or operations, with clear explanations of processes, reasons and proofs; fractions, reduction, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions ; operations in decimals, percentage, interest, ratio, proportions, involution and evolution. Algebra.—Definitions, notation by letters and signs, simple operations, changes of signs, algebraic fractions, equations, transformations of equations, solutions of problems, methods of elimination, calculus of radicals. History of the United States.—Discovery and settlement of the several States, Indian and other wars, the early history of the West, the Bevolutionary War. Natural Science.—As the law requires that no student shall be admitted who shall not pass a satisfactory examination in the studies of the common schools, and as the new school law prescribes that the " elements of the natural sciences" shall hereafter be taught in the common schools, candidates for admission to the Industrial University must be prepared in the elements of human physiology, in botany and in natural philosophy, in addition to the studies heretofore required. Students entering after the beginning of the first term must also pass examinations in the studies already pursued by their classes.
HOW TO ENTER THE UNIVERSITY.
In answer to the questions often received, the following explicit directions are given to those wishing to enter the University: 1. You must be over fifteen years of age, and of good moral habits. If unknown to the Faculty, you should bring a certificate of character. 2. You must possess a thorough knowledge of the common school branches, as given above, and of such other studies as you may find under the heading u Admission,'7 in the College you wish to enter. 3. You should enter at the beginning of the year; but you may enter at any other time, if prepared to pass the additional examinations. For the dates of Examinations, beginning of the year, Matriculation Fee, etc., etc., see Table of Contents, for "Calendar" and uExpenses-" or read the miscellaneous matter following page 46.