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Information for Prospective Students and Families

Updated: July 1, 2020

Like many of you, we have been closely monitoring the recent developments associated with the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). In response to CDC guidelines, Presbyterian College has decided to continue remote learning for the undergraduate campus through the summer semester. In addition, the leadership team has canceled all on-campus events until further notice. As for the fall semester, the College announced it’s plans to reopen campus for the fall semester. For more details about the fall, click here.

As for the Office of Admission, we are working remotely for the forseeable future. However, we want to assure you that not much will change: We are still available to help you through the admission process. And we will still be debating whether a hotdog is a sandwich! Please consider visiting this page in the coming weeks for the most up-to-date information surrounding COVID-19 and the PC Office of Admission. Also, be sure to check out our new virtual offerings, including our virtual tourvirtual information sessions and the Life at PC page.

FAQs

For Admitted Students

Is it too late to submit my enrollment deposit?

Even though the June 1 enrollment deposit deadline has passed, we are still accepting enrollment deposits. 

Are all offices at PC closed?

No, although the majority of faculty and staff are working remotely, all offices are operating during regular business hours. Here are a few offices you may have an interest in contacting:

Admission:  800.476.7272admissions@presby.edu 
Financial Aid: 864.833.8288finaid@presby.edu
Housing: 864.833.8277, reslife@presby.edu

Will extensions be allowed for final transcripts?

We are committed to being flexible during this uncertain time and are willing to work with you and your school to obtain the documents needed to finalize your enrollment.

What types of visit opportunities are currently available to me?

We’ve focused on creating virtual ways for you to get a glimpse of the PC experience. Consider registering for one of our virtual information sessions or student panels, joining our community on ZeeMee, taking a virtual tour, or checking out our new Life at PC webpage. We have a few more virtual experiences in the works, so stay tuned!

Will New Student Orientation be affected by Covid-19?

The last few months have led us to reconsider our New Student Orientation format. Our primary concern will always be students’ well-being, which is why we’ve decided to move New Student Orientation to a digital format. Click here to learn more and register for this year’s program!

Will PC be opening in the fall?

Yes! The Presbyterian College Leadership Team sent an update to the entire PC family regarding our fall semester plans. You can find the full announcement here.

For Counselors

PC Admission is scheduled to visit my school. Will a counselor still be in attendance?

We have canceled all non-essential travel for the foreseeable future.

Will admission decisions and file processing be delayed at this time?

No. Even though our staff is working remotely, we are operating during regular business hours. We will continue to release decisions on a rolling basis, and files will be processed promptly.

What if my students cannot submit official documents for their admission files?

Because of school closings, we understand that it may be difficult for your students to submit some of the materials needed for their applications. Please know that they may submit unofficial documents to complete their admission files, including screenshots of their transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.

Will PC be opening in the fall?

Yes! The Presbyterian College Leadership Team sent an update to the entire PC family regarding our fall semester plans. You can find the full announcement here.

For Parents

The PC Office of Admission is scheduled to visit my area. Will a counselor still be there?

We have canceled all non-essential travel for the foreseeable future.

Will this affect the timing of admission notifications?

No. Even though our staff is working remotely, we will continue to release decisions on a rolling basis.

My student is unable to take the SAT or ACT. Can my student still apply to PC?

Yes! We are a test-optional college, meaning students don’t have to submit their test scores for admission. Click here to learn a bit more about our test-optional admission plan.

I'm registered for an upcoming event or daily visit. What should I do?

All events and daily visits have been canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. In the meantime, consider, taking a virtual tour, registering for one of our virtual information sessions or exploring our Life at PC page.

Will more visit opportunities be added in the coming weeks?

Our plan is to continue evaluating our summer schedule, and we will do our best to accommodate all visitors once the campus reopens.

Will New Student Orientation be affected by Covid-19?

The last few months have led us to reconsider our New Student Orientation format. Our primary concern will always be students’ well-being, which is why we’ve decided to move New Student Orientation to a digital format. Click here to learn more and register for this year’s program!

Have there been any confirmed Covid-19 cases at PC?

No.

Who can help me if I have questions?

You can contact the Office of Admission via email (admissions@presby.edu) or phone (800.476.7272), and we will connect you with an available staff member. Consider registering for a one-on-one video meeting with an admission counselor. You are also welcome to interact with Neville, our website’s chatbot!

Will PC be opening in the fall?

Yes! The Presbyterian College Leadership Team sent an update to the entire PC family regarding our fall semester plans. You can find the full announcement here.

For Prospective Students

Will this affect the timing of admission notifications?

No. Even though our staff is working remotely, we will continue to release decisions on a rolling basis.

What types of visit opportunities are available to me at this time?

We’ve focused on creating virtual ways for you to get a glimpse of the PC experience. Consider taking a virtual tour, registering for one of our virtual information sessions, joining our community on ZeeMee, or checking out our new Life at PC webpage

Are you still accepting applications?

Yes! We’ve decided to enter into a rolling-admission period, which means we will be accepting applications and reviewing them as they are received. Also, our enrollment deposit deadline has been moved from May 1 to June 1.

I'm unable to take the SAT and ACT. Can I still apply to PC?

Yes! We are a test-optional college, meaning you don’t have to submit your test scores for admission. Click here to learn a bit more about our test-optional admission plan.

What if I cannot submit official documents for my admission file?

Because of school closings, we understand that it may be difficult for you to submit some of the materials needed for your application. Please know that you may submit unofficial documents to complete your admission file. This means you can send us screenshots of your transcript and SAT/ACT scores.

Will PC be open in the fall?

Yes! The Presbyterian College Leadership Team sent an update to the entire PC family regarding our fall semester plans. You can find the full announcement here.

For Transfer Students

Will the application deadline be extended?

Our deadline for fall 2020 transfer students will remain July 1.

Will this affect the timing of admission notifications?

No. Even though our staff is working remotely, we will continue to release decisions on a rolling basis.

What if I cannot submit official documents for my admission file?

Because of college and university closings, we understand that it may be difficult for you to submit some of the materials needed for your application. Please know that you may submit unofficial documents to complete your admission file. This means you can send us screenshots of your transcript and SAT/ACT scores.

What types of visit opportunities are available to me at this time?

We’ve focused on creating virtual ways for you to get a glimpse of the PC experience. Consider taking a virtual tour, registering for one of our virtual information sessions, joining our community on ZeeMee, or checking out our new Life at PC webpage. We have a few more virtual experiences in the works, so stay tuned!

Will PC be open in the fall?

Yes! The Presbyterian College Leadership Team sent an update to the entire PC family regarding our fall semester plans. You can find the full announcement here.

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