The catalog is not a contract between
Pensacola Christian College and its
students. It is the student’s responsibility to be fully acquainted
with all academic requirements of the respective programs.
Students may confer with deans, department chairs, and advisors
regarding these requirements, but it is the student’s
responsibility to fulfill them before a degree is granted.
Applicants for admission to PCC must have earned
a high school diploma or must have passed the Tests of General
Educational Development (GED).
Applicants are required to submit scores from either the ACT® or the SAT®.
A principal or guidance counselor should be able to help with this
Applicants who cannot take the ACT or the SAT before enrollment
may receive permission from the Director of Admissions
for one semester, provided all other requirements are met. The ACT will be given following fall and spring registration.
Academic Entrance Requirements
A satisfactory academic background
includes a high school GPA of 2.00 or
GED and an ACT composite score of 18
or SAT composite score of 800 (critical
reading and math). An applicant who falls
below either of these standards may be
admitted as a provisional student with a
status of Academic Watch and be required
to meet weekly with an academic advisor
to help develop an ability to benefit from
instruction at PCC.
Pensacola Christian College recognizes that some applicants
have nontraditional secondary education backgrounds and
students to apply. Students who graduate from a homeschool or a
nontraditional high school program must submit a transcript
of completed coursework to the Director of Admissions. Such applicants for admission will be considered
on an individual basis.
When to Apply
You may apply to Pensacola Christian College anytime
during the junior or senior year of high school or thereafter. Pensacola
Christian College follows a “rolling admissions” policy,
meaning we accept qualified candidates as they apply until
spaces are filled. It is advisable to apply early even
though there is no application deadline.
- Completely fill out an Undergraduate Application for Admission
form at the back of the Catalog, download the Application PDF (2015–2016), complete our online application, or write the Director of Admissions, Pensacola
Christian College, P.O. Box 18000, Pensacola, FL 32523-9160, U.S.A.
- Attach a recent photograph.
- Enclose the Application Fee.
- Submit three reference forms (academic
and two general), available in the back of the catalog, or you can download the General Recommendation and the Academic Recommendation PDFs.
- Request your high school to send a
copy of your transcript to the Director of Admissions.
If you have not yet graduated, request the high school to send
a transcript of your coursework completed up until the current
semester. If you passed the Tests of General Educational Development
(GED), have a copy of the Official Report of Test Results
sent directly from the GED test center to the Director of Admissions.
- Have your ACT or SAT scores sent to the Director
of Admissions as soon as possible. This is done automatically
if you specify
our college ACT number 0707 or our SAT number 5970 when you register for these
- Complete the Medical Screening
and Immunization History form
which will be sent to you.
New International Students
Complete the requirements
under First-Time Student Checklist.
If you graduated in a non-English-speaking country, you are responsible to provide a certified translation of transcripts. This certification must be made by (1) a commercial certifying organization or (2) an individual with appropriate credentials in the country where you attended school. If you graduated from a homeschool or non-traditional secondary education program, see the section for Homeschool Graduates above.
International students should allow a
minimum of six months to complete
application procedures. PCC is authorized
under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant
alien students. The regular
application form should be completed
and returned with the Application Fee and Reservation Deposit to the
Director of Admissions. The application
cannot be processed until these
fees are received; all payments must
be in U.S. currency. International
students’ accounts will be charged
any handling fees assessed by a foreign
bank (e.g., transfer funds, etc.). It is
required by United States Immigration
and Customs Enforcement regulations
that international students submit to
the College all application forms, academic
records, test scores, and proof
of financial responsibility before the
Immigration Form I-20 can be sent. In
addition, the College requires international
students to submit one semester’s
tuition, room and board, fees, and one-way
transportation charges from the
College to the student’s home before
final acceptance can be granted and the
Immigration Form I-20 will be sent.
Each semester must be paid in advance.
Prospective students should also take
either the ACT or the SAT. Non-English-speaking students are also
required to take the Test of English as
a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Have
your TOEFL test scores sent directly
from the Educational Testing Service
to the Director of Admissions as soon
as possible. This is done automatically
if you specify our college TOEFL
number 5970 when you register for this test.
The expected minimum TOEFL score
is as follows:
- 500 paper-based
- 173 computer-based
- 61 Internet-based
The applicant whose TOEFL composite
score is below the standard may be
admitted as a provisional student under Academic Watch and be required to
meet weekly with an academic advisor.
- Follow all steps under First-Time Student
- Request each institution of higher
education you have previously
attended to send a complete transcript
directly to Admissions Office, P.O.
Box 18000, Pensacola,
FL 32523-9160, U.S.A.
- Upon receipt of the above information, the Records Office will
notify you in writing of your standing and will send you more
Transfer of Credit
It is the practice of Pensacola Christian
College and other colleges and
universities to accept or reject credits
based on their own institutional criteria,
regardless of whether or not that
particular school transferring credit
It is the policy of the College to consider for transfer, credits
earned at an approved or accredited college or university. Courses acceptable for transfer must be similar in
content to those replaced in the chosen major at Pensacola Christian
College. Courses which are not similar may be transferred as general
electives, providing they meet all the college transfer-of-credit
policies. Nursing and education courses will not be transferred toward a nursing or education program but may be transferred as general electives, providing they meet the college transfer-of-credit policies.
Only those credits which carry a grade of at least “C-” or
its equivalent may be transferred.
Pensacola Christian College does
not count grade points earned at other colleges and universities
toward the minimum final grade
point average of 2.00 required for graduation. If a student transfers a number of hours in his major,
he still must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in that field as prescribed by the Registrar.
Transfer students in any classification may apply for admission,
though rarely is a student able to transfer
and complete degree requirements in one year.
Students who transfer
credits from non-English-speaking countries are responsible to
provide a certified translation of
and course descriptions. This certification may be made by (1)
a commercial certifying organization or (2) an individual with
credentials in the country where the student attended college.
A copy of the transcript in the native language must accompany
the certified translation.
Pensacola Christian College reserves the
right to withhold recognition of credits received at any college
or university that does not,
in the opinion of the administration, meet reasonable academic standards.
Pensacola Christian College does not grant credit for work or
life experience, with the exception of
physical education credit that may be
granted for active military
Bible College Transfers
Credits from a Bible
college are accepted on the same basis as credits earned
from any other college or university. Credits from
school or Bible institute which does not have recognized collegiate
standing are accepted at PCC only after
individual evaluation and/or validation under the direction of
Academic Committee of the College.
Pensacola Christian College reserves
the right to withhold recognition of credits received at any
Bible college, Bible school, or Bible
institute that does not, in the opinion of the administration, meet
reasonable academic standards.
PCC accepts students in grades 11–12
who wish to attend Pensacola Christian
Academy as residence hall boarding
students. These students live and eat
with the college students and enjoy the
best of two worlds: that of being an
Academy student and enjoying many
of the privileges of college life at the
It should be noted, however, that
boarding students attend
school approximately seven weeks
more during the school year than do
college students, and their charges
for room and board reflect this fact.
Academy residence hall students
required to attend Bible Conference.
Twelfth graders are also required to
participate in the senior trip. The fee for
the senior trip is due at the beginning
of second semester, and the student
should check with the Business Office
for the cost. For further information,
please write to Pensacola Christian
College, P.O. Box 18000, Pensacola,
FL 32523-9160, U.S.A.
High school seniors may enroll in the College full time to satisfy high school graduation requirements and earn
college credit toward a PCC baccalaureate degree. Because of the special nature of the Dual Enrollment program,
applicants must satisfy the following:
- Have at least 18 high school credits
- High school GPA of at least 3.00
- One of the following minimum scores:
21 ACT Composite,
980 SAT Critical Reading/Math,
1,500 SAT Total
- Submit all necessary applications, forms, and transcripts by July 1.
Click here for additional Dual Enrollment information or contact the Admissions Office.
Seniors who are only a course or two short of graduating may
enroll in the College and Pensacola Christian Academy simultaneously.
Upon successfully completing their remaining high school credits,
their college work will also be validated.
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CLEP and AP Credit
Students may take College Level Examination
Program (CLEP) or Advanced
Placement Program (AP) examinations
to avoid taking courses in subjects
in which they already have adequate
knowledge. All CLEP and AP tests
must be completed prior to college
enrollment. Contact the Admissions
Office for additional information.
Credit for Military Service
One hour of physical education credit will be granted for each year of active
service up to two years. Discharge papers or the equivalent
are required as evidence of eligibility and must be presented to
the Records Office before the end of the student’s first
semester. Physical education majors or minors must take actual
courses to complete their PE requirements.
Recognizing that not all students have educational backgrounds
which fit the Application for Admission form, the College
will consider on an individual basis applications for enrollment
from students with nontraditional educational backgrounds.
certain cases, a student who has not completed his secondary
education may enroll and take individual courses. Such
college credit would be validated upon completing work
for a high
school diploma or passing Tests of General Educational
Regular Students: Students who satisfy entrance requirements and are informed of regular standing by the Director of
Admissions are considered regular students. Students may be enrolled part-time or full-time but must work
toward a degree.
Provisional Students: The administration
will inform students
of the cause of their provisional
standing. Applicants who do not
completely satisfy academic entrance
requirements and are informed by the
College administration may be placed
on Academic Watch and be required to
meet weekly with an academic advisor.
Students placed on provisional standing
reasons may not hold any elected office, and participation in
extracurricular activities is restricted.
Postgraduate Special and Nondegree
Students: Students who already have a baccalaureate degree and
desire additional undergraduate work may be classified as postgraduate
Undergraduate students not working toward a degree will be
classified according to number of credits and may enroll as nondegree
students. Students classified as nondegree pay a $25 Academic Program
Fee per semester or 3 payments of $8.33. Click
here for explanation of fee.
Part-Time Students: Students enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours per semester are part-time
Full-Time Students: Students enrolled for 12 credit hours or more per semester are full-time students.
Residence hall students must be classified as full-time students.
PCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, or national origin.