Thank you for all you do to help students continue their education! Below are several resources to assist you in educating your students on the opportunities in store for them at Presbyterian College.

PC BASICS

Prospective students can catch a glimpse of what campus life is like with several virtual and in-person visit options. You can view and download an overview of information for prospective students before they decide to visit. You can also view and/or download the PC Viewbook to learn about all things PC—from academic programs, majors and extracurricular activities, to housing information, this covers what you need to know to get started.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email the Office of Admissions or call us at 800-960-7583.

INCOMING STUDENTS

High School diploma is required.

Most students admitted to Presbyterian College have taken college preparatory programs in high school. Presbyterian College recommends applicants for freshman admission complete the following high school courses.

English – 4 credits
All four courses must have strong grammar and composition components with at least one English literature and at least one American literature. College preparatory English I, II, III and IV will meet these requirements.

Mathematics – 3 credits
These include algebra I for which applied mathematics I and II might count together as a substitute if a student successfully completes algebra I, algebra II and geometry.

Laboratory Science – 3 credits
Two credits must be selected from biology I, chemistry I or physics I. Physical science does not typically count as a lab science.

Foreign Language – 3 credits
All credits must be earned in the same language, and students who have completed fewer than three credits of the same foreign language are still encouraged to apply.

Social Sciences – 3 credits
American history is required. A half-credit of government and a half credit of economics are also recommended.

Other – 2 credits
One of these must be a fourth year of mathematics, laboratory science or foreign language. Students interested in engineering are strongly encouraged to take a fourth year of mathematics. This course should be selected from precalculus, calculus, statistics or discrete mathematics. The second credit must be in advanced mathematics, computer science or a combination of these. Alternatively, one unit of world history, world geography or Western civilization is acceptable.

Physical Education/ROTC – 1 credit
At least one credit of either physical education or ROTC is required.

Fine Arts – 1 credit
One unit in appreciation of history of or performance in one of the fine arts is required.

Submitting Documents

You may submit your official high school transcript electronically through electronic transcript services such as Parchment, Common App, or Coalition. You can also mail in a sealed envelope to the following address:

Presbyterian College
503 South Broad Street
Clinton, South Carolina 29325

AID, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS

All the benefits of a small, private liberal arts institution at the cost of a large flagship public school.

In fact, Presbyterian College offers $24 million in scholarships and aid and nearly 97 percent of students receive financial aid to offset tuition costs. Contact us today to see how we can help you invest in your future.

NOMINATE A TOP JUNIOR

Do you know an exceptionally bright student who is destined for greatness? We are excited to meet the next generation of PC students and ask that you nominate these juniors for the $4,000 PC Fellows Scholarship today.

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Sign up for our quarterly newsletter to stay on top of important news and deadlines that matter to prospective students. We’ll also let you know about any new programs or campus happenings that could help guide your students to life at PC.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below are some of the most common questions we hear from high school and community college counselors.

For any other questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 864-808-1880 or email us at admissions@presby.edu.

What are the important dates my students should keep in mind?

August 1 – Application Start Date
October 1 – Students can begin filling out their FAFSA
December 1 – Early Action deadline for students to submit their applications to PC.
Students who apply by the Early Action deadline will know by December 15 if they have been accepted.
February 1 – Regular Decision deadline for students to submit their applications to PC.
Students who apply by the Regular Decision deadline will know by March 1 if they’ve been accepted
March 1 – Deadline for students applying for the Early Entry Pre-Pharmacy Program.
May 1 – National College Decision Day, an exciting time for high school students to let everyone know where they’re going to college.
June 15 – Rolling Decision deadline.
While most students decide on a college by May 1, we realize how important it is for students to take their time to make the right decision for them. We review and make admission decisions on applications received in the summer as they are submitted.

How can students apply to PC?

We ask students to do three things to apply:

  • Submit a PC Application, Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Provide a copy of your high school transcript
  • Submit short answer questions:
    • We know Presbyterian College is awesome, but we are interested in what you think about PC. In so many words, tell us why you are interested in being a Blue Hose and what you will contribute to our campus community.
    • If you could have any superpower what would you choose? With that particular power, how would you impact your community and the world?
    • Yes or No: Is a hot dog a sandwich? Be sure to defend your position on this important life question.

These three items are recommended:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • COVID-19 Question

These two are optional:

  • An official copy of your standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Personal statement

Please email any of the recommended items to admissions@presby.edu.

Is there an application fee?

At this time, we have waived our application fee to help families experiencing unexpected financial burdens due to the pandemic.

Is there a benefit to paying the enrollment deposit early?

Because of finite funding for available scholarships, students who pay the enrollment deposit early could receive more financial aid than those who pay the deposit later. Additionally, the earlier students pay the deposit, the earlier they can prepare for the next steps of their PC journey, including registering for classes and finding a roommate.

Can students visit campus?

Students are welcome to come and tour the campus. To schedule your visit, head to www.presby.edu/admissions/visit-campus

When should students apply for financial aid?

Students can begin submitting the FAFSA on October 1st for the following academic year. The earlier student’s apply for aid, the better.

Are students required to take the SAT or ACT?

Students are not required to take any standardized tests. If you do take the tests, you’ll be asked to submit your scores during the application process. Our code is 5540.

How do students apply for scholarships?

Students automatically qualify for PC scholarships and state aid programs (South Carolina Tuition Grant and the Pell Grant) when they submit their FAFSA. Students can also apply for private scholarships. See our Affordability page for more information about scholarships and financial aid.

How many students receive financial aid?

100% of our 2020 incoming class received financial assistance, including scholarships, non-repayable grants, educational loans, and part-time work-study.

What are your admission standards?

At the core of Presbyterian College’s mission lies a belief in the power of the liberal arts and the development of students’ mind, body, and soul. We take a holistic approach when reviewing applicants instead of focusing solely on a student’s ACT or SAT scores or overall GPA.

What majors do you offer?

For a full list of available programs, please visit our Majors, Minors, and Programs page.

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