Admissions Requirements

What is needed to Move Forward with Philander Smith College?

Students in the 100% online program must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Have transferable college credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or
  • Have an approved training academy certification, or
  • Submit an academic personal statement to the Director of Admissions at

If an academic personal statement is submitted, it should be a minimum of 500 words and address the following:

  1. Based on your selection of major, please share your career goals and aspirations. Why?
  2. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

The college reserves the right to deny admission to any student whose record indicates that she/he may not be a successful participant in the educational program or whose conduct as a whole is viewed by the college to be inconsistent with its goals, standards and/or ideals. Philander Smith College reserves the right to determine which transfer courses meet the requirements and standards of the college.

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