Admission Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale or General Education Development (GED) certificate with a minimum score of 450.

An ACT composite score of 18 or above or a 940 minimum redesigned SAT score (testing date of March 2016 or later; combination of Reading/Writing and Math).

The cumulative high school GPA is considered for first-time students, while the cumulative college GPA is considered for transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits (defined as any attempted college-level credit with the potential to transfer to the institution).

In assessing ACT/SAT scores, the College uses the highest subscores taken from multiple test dates and recalculates a new composite superscore. This superscore is used only for admission to the College and does not pertain to other institutional policies. Certain programs have additional specific criteria for admission. Refer to the respective section in this catalog for any additional requirements.

Individuals who are 24 years of age or older are not required to take the ACT/SAT for admission. However, an ACT/SAT score may be a requirement for admission to individual programs.

New First-Time Freshmen

Follow these steps to complete the process:

  1. Submit an application for admission found at www.presentation.edu/admission/apply/
  2. Request an *official high school transcript or GED score report
    1. If the student is still attending high school, the transcript must include courses completed and courses in progress. Students must also arrange for a final transcript to be sent after graduation from high school with the graduation date posted.
  3. Request your official ACT or SAT score(s), unless included on high school transcript (ACT school code = 3918, SAT school code = 6582)
  4. Submit the non-refundable application fee of $25

*Options for official transcript submission:

  • Paper transcripts can be accepted as official provided they are are either mailed or personally delivered to the Admissions Office in the original, sealed envelope from the school.
  • Electronic transcripts can be accepted as official provided they are emailed directly from the school or are submitted via an electronic transcript service to admit@presentation.edu

All records submitted, filed, and accumulated in the Admissions and Registrar’s Offices become the property of the College.

Upon receipt of these items, the Admissions Office will notify applicants of admission, provisional admission, probationary admission, or denial of admission into the College.

Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students must complete an application for admission and submit the non-refundable application fee of $25 along with official documentation* of each of the following: ACT or SAT scores and transcripts from the local home schooling guild or association school. If not available, primary educator-prepared transcripts, which detail course descriptions, proficiency levels, and textbooks used, are acceptable.

*Official documentation must be requested by the students and sent by the issuing entity directly to the Presentation College Admissions Office in a sealed envelope. The documents contained within must be stamped, signed, and dated by the issuing authority in order for them to be considered official. All records submitted, filed, and accumulated in the Admissions and Registrar’s Offices become the property of the College.

Upon receipt of these items, the Admissions Office will notify applicants of acceptance, provisional acceptance, probationary acceptance, or denial of acceptance into the College.