Freshman Students

“Presentation is a small campus and everyone here really feels like my family. ”Payton Colestock, Presentation College Sophomore

Admission Requirements

High School students must have a GED or high school diploma, and meet one of the following: 

  • 2.75 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • 20 ACT
  • 1040 SAT
  • 450 minimum GED score

Submit your application, and your transcripts to We offer rolling admission, so you will be reviewed and given an admissions decision soon! For students who do not meet our minimum requirements, please speak with Admissions at or 605.229.8492

Presentation College does superscore – meaning we take the highest sub score from each test section and calculate a new composite score. We do this for the ACT and the SAT.

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.

female student smiles outside with presentation college athletic uniform
"Coming from a smaller high school in Brandon, SD, there was nothing intimidating about Presentation. I visited campus, and knew it was a really great fit!" 

-Morgan Moelter, 2021 Graduate; Bachelors in Biology, Associate in Chemistry

Admission Process

Follow these steps to complete the process:

  1. Submit an application for admission and pay the $25 application fee
  2. Request a high school transcript or GED score report be sent to
  3. Request your official ACT or SAT score(s), unless included on high school transcript 

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

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.

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Ready to be a Saint?

Submit your application today! Presentation College has rolling admission, so you'll get a response back soon on your application status. 

First Time Freshman Scholarships

Academic Year 2022-2023

Academic Merit Awards - First Time Freshmen
Scholarship Qualifications  Award per year
Lantern Merit GPA 3.75+ and 30+ ACT or 1360+ SAT $11,500
Saints Merit

GPA 3.5+ or 30+ ACT or 1360+ SAT

Spirit Merit GPA 3.0-3.49 or 25-29 ACT or 1200-1350 SAT $5,500
Halo Merit GPA 2.75-2.99 or 20-24 ACT or 1040-1190 SAT $3,500

Note that to earn Lantern Merit, students must have both the GPA and test score requirement, for Halo, Spirit, and Saints, students need only meet one of the requirements (GPA or test score).

Scholarship Qualifications Award per year
Catholic High School Scholarship GPA 2.0+, must live on campus, must graduate from a Catholic High School $2,000
Nano Nagle Nursing Scholarship GPA 2.0+, must declare Nursing as their program and successfully progress in Nursing $2,000
Suites Housing Grant Must live on campus $2,500
Sibling/Family Discount Two immediate family members enrolled at the same time 10% off tuition
Saints Legacy Scholarship Children and grandchildren of Presentation College alumni $500

Note that students must be full-time, degree seeking students to earn and keep all institutional scholarships. 

For more information, visit the Tuition and Aid portion of the website.