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 940. An applicant who falls below either of these standards may be considered for provisional acceptance by the Admissions Committee. If accepted, the applicant will be admitted 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 (2017–2018), 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 one academic and two general reference forms 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
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
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 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
- 61 Internet-based (15 per section)
The applicant whose TOEFL composite score is below the standard may be considered for provisional acceptance by the Admissions Committee. If accepted, the applicant will be admitted with a status of Academic Watch and will be required to take EN 110 Conversational English and meet weekly with an academic advisor to develop an ability to benefit from instruction at PCC.
- 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
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, including Geometry (1 credit)
- High school GPA of at least 3.00
- One of the following minimum scores:
21 ACT Composite
1,060 SAT Composite
- Submit all necessary applications, forms, and transcripts by July 1.
To ensure the desired major can be completed in four years, contact the Admissions Office prior to beginning the junior year of high school to determine what high school degree requirements should be completed prior to attending PCC. Click here for additional Dual Enrollment information.
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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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.