Admissions & Aid
Pillar College is breaking new ground. We are bringing the people and resources needed to create a dynamic culture of Christ-centered learning and innovation.
Pillar College operates on a rolling admissions policy. We invite applicants who have exhibited academic achievement, and who are likely to benefit from— and succeed in—the programs of study offered. To ensure appropriate time for admission consideration, prospective students should have their admissions packet completely submitted at least 15 days prior to the beginning of the term.
A student is considered for admission after all parts of their application packet are submitted and evaluated. If you already have a college degree or at least 15 college credits, proof of high school graduation is not necessary. Please send your official college transcript(s) for a review of credits.
Equal Opportunity College
Pillar College admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, or handicap in the administration of its educational policies and admissions policies. The College reserves its right to operate as a church-related institution and to develop policies consistent with its religious tenets.
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Our student body is made up of various theological traditions and ethnic, national, and racial heritages. This provides an opportunity for enhanced learning because of the richness of diversity. We have students enrolling from high school and from the workplace – some with college credits and degrees. Our students typically manage family, work, and church/ministry responsibilities. They have full plates! You won’t find “busy work” at Pillar College – we get right to the point and provide a relevant education you can put into practice right away.
Pillar College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Pillar College is a proud member of the Association of Biblical Higher Education Accreditation (ABHE).
Pillar College is an independent, evangelical, Christ-centered college of Wesleyan heritage. Pillar College affirms theological distinctives and values the contributions and perspectives of other traditions and cultures within the worldwide Christian community.
Students enjoy the flexibility of classes meeting at convenient times during the day and evenings. Class times may vary, depending on the program you choose.
Yes. Students attend Pillar for a variety of reasons. The Biblical Studies Certificate Program is ideal for those desiring to enhance their understanding of the Bible but already hold an undergraduate degree. Auditing is an option if you would like to forego syllabus requirements.
Many students who have applied to other undergraduate schools have had their Pillar College credits accepted for transfer. For example, the following colleges have accepted credits from Pillar College: Rutgers University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Houghton College, Eastern University, Patriot Bible University, Asbury University, and Nyack College. Colleges accredited by ABHE will accept Pillar College credits for transfer dependent upon program compatibility. Contact the Registrar’s Office for more details.
A student is considered for admission after the applicant portfolio is complete. This includes the signed, completed application form, recommendation forms, high school and/or college transcript(s), and official statement of test scores, SAT or ACT (if applicable), and the nonrefundable $50 application fee.
Financial aid for Pillar College students is available through federal and state grants, loans, and institutional aid. TAG, PELL Grants, Federal Direct Student Loans and GI Benefits are also available to qualified students. Some of these programs are based on “Need.” Need is determined by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply online at studentaid.gov
All semester expenses must be paid in US currency. Students are billed for semester charges based upon their registration schedule. Students must pay their bill in full with cash, check, through the student portal by credit card (MasterCard or Visa): pillar.edu/pay-student-tuition
Presently, we are a commuter college with no residential students in dorms.
The Office of Admissions is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays and after hours are by appointment only.
Pillar offers select courses in an online format to assist students in their pursuit of an education.
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Office of Admissions
60 Park Place, Suite 701
Newark, NJ 07102
Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: Appointment Only