Undergraduate Admission Process and Requirements

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 envelop 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 acceptance, provisional acceptance, probationary acceptance, or denial of acceptance 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. Presentation College’s ACT code is 3918 and SAT code is 6582.

*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.

Reentry Students

Students seeking reentry to the College after one or more semesters' absence are subject to entrance requirements and major requirements as stated in the College Catalog in service at the time of reentry. Students who graduate from Presentation College with a prior degree or certificate and reenter the following semester are also required to reapply for admission to the College. Reentry students must submit the following:

  1. An updated application for admission
  2. Any additional official* college, university, and/or technical school transcripts since last admission, whether or not credit was received
  3. Other requirements, if applicable

*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. Students seeking reentry to Presentation College must not have any indebtedness to the College.

Transfer Students

Transfer 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 (may be waived if students are transferring to Presentation College with 24 credits or more - individual major requirements may vary) and transcript(s) from all institutions previously attended, whether or not credit was received and regardless of the age of the record. Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to the Admissions Office by the issuing institution. If students are currently enrolled at another institution, partial transcripts may be submitted and considered for provisional admission until the final official transcripts arrive. Please contact the Admissions Office regarding transcript evaluations. Presentation College’s ACT code is 3918 and SAT code is 6582. All credits attempted (except remedial courses) will be calculated into the admission GPA.

*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.

Degree Completion Students

Applicants holding an Associate's degree or higher, seeking to enter a program, must complete an application for admission and submit the non-refundable application fee of $25 along with official transcript(s)* from all institutions previously attended, whether or not credit was received and regardless of the age of the record. Transcripts are considered official only if they are sent directly to the Admissions Office by the issuing institution. If students are currently enrolled at another institution, partial official transcripts may be submitted and considered for provisional admission until the final official transcripts arrive. Please contact the Admissions Office regarding transcript evaluations.

*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.

Unclassified Students

Students who wish to enroll without pursuing a program or degree from Presentation College are considered unclassified. The Registrar will advise and register unclassified students. A maximum of 6 credit hours per semester is permitted on a space available basis with a total maximum of 12 credit hours taken as an unclassified student while at Presentation College. Courses taken by unclassified students may include general or select department coursework. Unclassified students do not qualify for federal, state, or institutional financial aid.

If unclassified students later wish to become degree-seeking, the entire College admission process must be completed.

International Students

Presentation College invites and encourages international students to apply for admission. The College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. International applicants must also provide the Admissions Office with the following:

  1. A completed application form due by July 1 for fall semester; October 1 for spring semester
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $25
  3. TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score (International English Language Testing System). All international applicants whose primary language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS and request the official results be sent directly to Presentation College. PC's TOEFL code: 6582
  4. Completed Declaration of Finances form

International applicants are advised to begin application procedures at least six months in advance of anticipated enrollment. International applicants entering after completion of secondary education must submit official copies of the school's transcripts. Transcripts provided in English are not required to undergo an international evaluation; however Presentation College reserves the right to require an international evaluation should it be necessary for purposes of determining grade point averages, with the cost of the evaluation being the responsibility of the student. Presentation College will determine admission based on the criteria set forth for new first-time students.

Applicants who have postsecondary transcripts from an international institution and request consideration of credits earned for acceptance to Presentation College must submit the transcripts to a translation company in the United States for an academic evaluation. The cost of the evaluation is the responsibility of the students. An evaluation is subject to policies as printed in this catalog.

TOEFL or IELTS Testing

All international applicants whose primary language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam and request the results be sent directly to Presentation College. Students who take the TOEFL must achieve a minimum score of 525 on the paper and pencil version or 65 on the Internet-based version. Students who take the IELTS must achieve a minimum score of 5.5. Students who are deficient in English may be accepted to Presentation College for basic skills coursework. For more information visit www.toefl.com or www.ielts.org

Declaration of Finances

Since financial assistance for international students is extremely limited, applicants must demonstrate evidence of ability to meet the costs of the chosen program by completing a Declaration of Finances form. Students will be required to utilize their home banking institution to certify available funding. Once adequate financial resources are confirmed, an application is completed, and all other requirements are on file, applicants will be considered for admission. If accepted, an official I-20 form will be mailed to the student. Arrangements for obtaining a passport and visa may then be made by the accepted student at the American Embassy or Consulate in the student's home country.

All required application materials must be received by July 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester.

IMPORTANT: All fees, deposits, tuition, housing charges, etc., are payable in U.S. funds.

Non-Resident Alien and ESL Students

Non-resident alien students or students whose native language is not English must provide the Admissions Office with the following:

  1. A completed application form
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $25
  3. TOEFL score (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS score (International English Language Testing System). All applicants whose primary language is not English must take either the TOEFL or IELTS exam and request the official results be sent directly to Presentation College. PC’s TOEFL code: 6582
  4. Students who have completed high school in the United States should take the ACT or SAT exam.

    Deposits

    A $100 tuition deposit is required prior to registration for classes. The deadline for the tuition deposit is May 1 for fall semester and November 1 for spring semester. This deposit is refundable up until the following date for each start term: Fall - July 1; Spring - October 1; Summer April 1.