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.
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:
503 South Broad Street
Clinton, South Carolina 29325
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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?
- 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 super power 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
- 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 [email protected].
Is there an application fee?
Is there a benefit to paying the enrollment deposit early?
Can students visit campus?
Students are welcome to come and tour the campus. To schedule your visit, head to https://beyondtheblue.org/visit-pc/.