High school students/First-time Freshmen

Criteria for admission include a state-certified high school transcript or the completion of the GED, corresponding standardized test scores, and appropriate personal qualifications. Recommendations from high school guidance personnel, teachers and pastors may be examined concerning character traits and personal qualifications. We welcome applications from home school applicants. Students with the following admission criteria are more likely to succeed at McPherson College:

  • A preferred cumulative GPA of 3.0 (min. 2.0) AND
  • A preferred ACT composite score of 20 (min. 18) OR
  • A minimum SAT combined score (Critical Reading & Math) of 940. Scores from the writing portions of either the ACT or SAT are not used for admission, however they may be used for evaluative purposes by faculty and student advisors.

We have a rolling admissions program. To be in the best possible position to qualify for course selection, hall assignment and financial aid, students are encouraged to complete the application for admission as early as possible.

A complete application includes:

  • Application for Admission
  • An official copy of your HS transcript with a minimum of 6 semesters (JR yr) of work
  • ACT or SAT score report
    *Official copies of all HS transcripts will be required to complete your applicant folder.

A personal interview is NOT required for general admission. Although students who do not meet the minimum admissions requirements, may appeal or be referred to the Enrollment Committee for consideration. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information.

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