Students from various achievement levels, as indicated by their official
school transcripts, are encouraged to apply for admission to Saint
Paul's College. The Admissions Committee will consider a combination of
factors and characteristics in deciding whether an applicant will be
granted admission including:
The College has various programs to assist students who are admitted
with certain deficiencies. Placement exams are administered in reading,
vocabulary, writing, and mathematics before registration. Students with
deficiencies are assigned appropriate developmental courses to help
remedy their weaknesses. Students admitted conditionally must meet the
College's standards of satisfactory academic progress in order to remain
at the College.
- Grade Point Average
- SAT or ACT scores
- Recommendations (A minimum of two)
How to Apply
- File an application for admission with an application fee of $20, which is
non-refundable and may not be applied to other college fees.
- Submit character references on forms supplied by the College.
- Submit record of scholastic achievement.
- Submit SAT or ACT scores.
A candidate for admission must submit an official transcript of his/her
academic record, which shows that he/she is a graduate of an accredited high
school. The transcript of record must reflect that the candidate has completed
basic academic requirements for English, Mathematics, Science, and Social
Sciences. A student submitting a high school equivalency certificate awarded by
an authorized agency and supported with test scores can be admitted to the
College. Any high school credits earned by the candidate must be submitted along
with the GED. Every first time applicant for admission is required to take the
Scholastic Aptitude Test or Achievement Collegiate Test of the College Entrance
Foreign Students – Saint Paul's College was initially approved
by the United States Secretary of Labor in 1931, as an institution of learning
for immigrant students. The College was re-certified by the U.S. Department of
Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, October 18, 1985. The College
accepts qualified foreign students who meet the admission requirements and
submit proof of financial responsibility. Upon completion of the above listed
steps, a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant (F-1) Student Status for
Academic and language Students is issued (Form I-20).
Students who are not candidates for a degree but are qualified to pursue college
courses can be admitted at the discretion of the Director of Enrollment
Management as a Non-Degree student. Non-Degree students are required to take all
regular examinations in the course and are expected to maintain at least a "C"
average. These students must file an application each semester and pay the
standard application fee of $20.00. The application is obtained from the Office
of Enrollment Management.
A Non-Degree student may become a candidate for a degree upon completing an
application for admission and submitting all supporting documents required for
Under certain conditions, a non-degree student may be approved to receive the
following reductions in tuition:
- For the first nine (9) credit hours attempted, the charge will be computed
at one-half (1/2) of the normal credit hour charge.
- For all credit hours attempted beyond the first nine hours, the tuition
charge will be assessed at full rate per credit hour (Non-degree students will
pay the general fees on a prorated basis).
A person who has not met the minimum admission requirements set by the
College may be admitted for study as a non-degree student if he/she demonstrates
an ability to do work on the college level. Such a student may become a
candidate for a degree only when regular requirements have been met. Non-degree
students are accepted during any registration period under the following
- The student holds a bachelor's degree.
- The student has graduated from an accredited high school (or its equivalent)
but has not met college admission requirements or who has no present plans to
pursue a degree.
- The student desires to enroll at Saint Paul's College temporarily and
transfer credits to his/her original institution. NOTE: The student must provide
evidence that he or she is in good academic standing at an accredited college or
Transfer Students – Graduates of community colleges and/or
other accredited junior college institutions can generally be admitted with
junior standing. The transfer student will be assigned to a faculty academic
advisor from the discipline that he/she selects as a major. The advisor will
assist the student in designing/planning his/her course of study or academic
program, as may be unique or specific for completion of degree requirements for
a given major. Credit for specialized courses will be allowed based on their
relationship to the requirements in the intended major with Saint Paul's
College. Students who transfer to Saint Paul's College before graduation from a
community college, an accredited junior or senior college/university will
receive credit for work completed on a course to course basis. Credit is allowed
for courses completed, which can be considered equivalent to those required at
Saint Paul's College. The College does not accept any developmental courses as
transfer course work completed at a grade level lower than "C."
Evaluation of Transfer Credits – Transcripts are evaluated by
the Chairperson of the department in which the applicant plans to major. All
transfer course work completed with a "C" or better will be entered in the
student's permanent record, credits may be disallowed in specific programs if
not comparable to that required for a degree at Saint Paul's College.
Veterans – Saint Paul's College is approved for training of
veterans. Service experience and/or study, upon presentation of proper
certificates, will be evaluated and appropriate credit toward graduation will be
granted. The Guide to the Evaluation of Experiences in the Armed Services is
used to evaluate service experience and/or study. Veterans Administration
benefit claims are processed through the Office of Registration and Records.
ADVANCED CREDIT BY EXAMINATION AT TIME OF ADMISSION
An applicant for admission who presents an unusual background in terms of
satisfying certain courses in the general education program may be granted
credit by examination through entrance, and/or placement test scores. Such
credit will be awarded after a careful review of the applicant's test scores and
overall preparation for college. The granting of credit by examination gives the
student a wider range of course selection and may reduce the amount of time
required to earn a degree. A student may receive advanced credit up to, but not
to exceed, 24 semester hours. The College Level Entry Program (CLEP), sponsored
by the College Entrance Examination Board, is the primary instrument used for
advanced placement. Students will be considered for credit in a given courses(s)
who took the CLEP Test(s) at a CLEP Center and had the score(s) forwarded, along
with a request for advanced placement consideration, to the College prior to
enrollment. Credits for CLEP tests taken prior to enrollment will be treated in
the same manner as transfer credits with recommendation from the department
chair and the approval of the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.
Advanced credit by examination, based on the College Placement Tests, may be
used upon written request of a student when a CLEP score cannot be obtained.
Advanced credits by examination will not be considered in the calculation of the
student's cumulative GPA; however, the credits will be used to fulfill degree
requirements. Students who take the CLEP after enrollment or receive advanced
credit based on the College Placement Tests will be required to pay the
College's established fee for credit by examination for enrolled students.
Entering students whose secondary school background include successful
completion of Advanced Placement courses, comparable to certain 100 level course
required of freshman students are granted advanced placement in those courses
provided that there is proper documentation (scores of 3, 3, or 5 will be
accepted) and if such courses are required in their program of study. These
areas of study are: Business Skills, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, and
A physical examination and a current immunization record are required for each
new student prior to entering Saint Paul's College. If not, this examination
will be given by the College Physician, at a reasonable cost, in order to obtain
a factual evaluation of the student's health. Most importantly, all health
records must be approved by the College prior to a student attending classes at
the College. In order to participate in intercollegiate athletics, all students
must undergo a physical examination by the College physician. For further
information see the Student Handbook.
All new students must report to the College on the designated day for New
Student Orientation Week, at which time information will be given concerning the
campus, surroundings, rules, regulations, and schedules. Students are requested
to complete their registration, pay their fees, and meet all other requirements,
so that they may be ready for class assignments on opening day. Students failing
to report to classes on this date will be considered late registrants.
First-time freshman and transfer students with fewer than twenty-five (25)
semester hours of transfer credits, as well as all conditionally accepted
students are required to take ORIE-100 and 110. Attendance at weekly
Chapel/Assembly, Convocations and Special Programs is a requirement associated
with the program of Orientation.
Students who are returning to Saint Paul's College after a one-semester absence
or more are required to complete a Readmission Application. Readmission
Applications are available in the Office of Enrollment Management.
STUDY AWAY FROM SAINT PAUL'S COLLEGE AND TRANSFER OF CREDITS (Transient
Saint Paul's College Students may be permitted to take courses at other colleges
provided that the student meets the following requirements:
- Has a 2.00 cumulative GPA;
- Has not previously taken the course;
- Recommended by the department chairperson and approval granted by the Vice
President for Academic Affairs/Provost prior to taking the course.
Courses in General Education may not be taken at other colleges in transient
status. The student assumes responsibility for requesting a transcript
(official) to be sent to the Office of Registration and Records at Saint Paul's
College from the college/university attended. The application for "STUDY AWAY
FROM SAINT PAUL'S" may be obtained from the Office of Registration and Records.
Final approval for transient status is granted in the Vice President for
Academic Affairs/Provost's Office. Students who wish to receive credit for work
taken at another institution must obtain written permission to transfer such
credits. This permission must be obtained prior to taking the particular
course(s) for which the credit is desired. It is recommended that the department
chair, Vice President for Academic Affairs /Provost and Director of Registration
and Records be consulted and the proper form completed.
The transfer transaction may be processed after the completion of the course.
The student's transcript or academic record will reflect the credits received
but the credit hours and quality points for work taken elsewhere will not be
included in the calculation of the student's GPA except if the student is
graduating with honors. A transient student who wishes to transfer his/her home
institution or a student who wishes to transfer to another institution must
request an official transcript of his/her credits to be issued to that
institution according to the transcript policy.