About Presbyterian College
At PC, we’re noted as much for our challenging academics as we are for our one-of-a-kind mascot: the Blue Hose. Our students are one-of-a-kind too: They bring their unique interests and abilities to campus and pursue them with enthusiasm.
But why should you consider us? Why should you apply to Presbyterian College? At PC, you can customize your education by choosing from 50-plus majors and pre-professional programs. You'll be taught and mentored by a faculty whose #1 priority is your success. You'll have the ability to research, intern, or study abroad. And there will be an abundance of ways for you to get involved on campus, a place defined by honor and ethics. After four years on our campus, you and your classmates will leave fulfilled personally, professionally, and ready to contribute to today’s global society.
But don't let us tell you – let us show you why you should be a Blue Hose. We have numerous events and visit opportunities for you and your family to enjoy throughout the year. Click here to find a date that fits your schedule.
The Admission Process
Every college and university's admission process is unique. These differences leave many applicants like you confused. To avoid confusion, here's information on how we approach the admission process.
Important Admission Dates
October 1 – FASFA Opens
December 1 – Early Action Deadline
December 15 – Early Action Notification Date
February 1 – Regular Decision Deadline
March 1 – Regular Decision Notification Date
May 1 – National Candidates' Reply Date
Have questions about the differences between Early Action and Regular Decision? Wonder no more!
Early Action is a non-binding admissions plan that will allow you to receive an early admissions decision without the obligation to commit early. Your non-refundable enrollment deposit is due by May 1. Meeting this application deadline qualifies you for all merit scholarships, including the Griffith Scholarship.
Regular Decision qualifies you for consideration for the remaining merit-based and music scholarships. Applications are still accepted after the priority date if you are interested in applying for Regular Decision.
Requirements for Admission
When applying, high school seniors must:
- Submit the PC application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. We do not have an application fee.
- Request an official copy of your high school transcript from your guidance counselor.
- Submit an official copy of your standardized test scores (SAT or ACT).
- Letters of recommendation
- Short answer questions
At the core of Presbyterian College's mission lies a belief in the power of the liberal arts and the development of the whole student, including mind, body, and soul. Thus, it is only fitting that we in the Office of Admissions have always taken a holistic approach when reviewing applicants, focusing on the many strengths of a student, not just a student's ACT or SAT scores. This approach, paired with our internal and external research surrounding factors correlating with academic potential, yielded a decision to move toward the offering of a test-optional admission policy to students seeking admission to the College. Now, applicants can use their performance in the classroom to showcase academic achievement and academic potential.
Who should and shouldn't apply test-optional?
Do you feel as if your test scores are an accurate reflection of your academic ability? If so, applying test-optional may not be for you. However, if you feel that your performance in your high school coursework is a better reflection of your academic ability than your ACT or SAT scores, you can choose not to include your test scores in the admission process.
You can find more information about test-optional here.
When applying to transfer into Presbyterian College, you should:
- Submit a PC Application
- Complete the Essay & Short Answer
- Request final official transcripts from each College or University you have attended
- Submit an Official Statement of Good Standing from each College or University you have attended
If you have earned fewer than 28 hours at the time you submit your application, you must also submit:
- Official final high school transcript
- Official standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) (must be sent from the testing agency or printed on your high school transcript)