Requirements for Admission

Non-degree Seeking Student

A student desiring to take classes without working toward a program is welcome to do so up to 12 credits. A non-degree seeking applicant is required to submit an application, personal essays, and recommendation forms.

Upon completion of 12 credits, a student must request a change of status to degree-seeking and complete their application by submitting all official transcripts from schools previously attended. Students changing their status to degree seeking must complete or enroll in BSPM 150 Dynamics of the Christian Life and ENGL 101 English Composition I before taking additional courses. If students desire to continue taking courses for personal enrichment rather than matriculating, they must change their status to auditor and any additional courses taken will be for no academic credit.

Degree Seeking Student (Matriculating)

A matriculating student is a student working towards a certificate, Associates or Bachelors degree. Degree-seeking students follow the recommended course outline, according to their program, to graduate within a timely manner.

Upon acceptance to the College, all degree-seeking students (including LEAD students) will be asked to sit for an English Placement Exam. This will assist us in assessing a student’s proficiency in English writing to ensure academic success. Pillar reserves the right to require remedial, non-credit courses in English if a degree-seeking student demonstrates deficits in these areas. Those students taking remedial, non-credit courses in English may be able to enroll in other courses as deemed appropriate by the College. These students will not be allowed to enroll in LEAD courses until they have successfully completed the English Composition I course.

Transfer Student

A transfer student is one who has attended and/or graduated from another institution of higher education. Students with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher (4.0 scale) and in good standing are encouraged to apply.

Transfer students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 credits from Pillar College for the Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 15 credits from Pillar College for the Associate’s degree. The registrar will evaluate academic transcripts once the student is accepted to Pillar College. Upon acceptance to the college, transfer students will be asked to sit for an English Placement Exam. This will assist us in assessing a student’s proficiency in English writing to ensure academic success. Pillar College reserves the right to require remedial, non-credit courses in English if a degree-seeking student demonstrates deficits in these areas. Those students taking remedial, non-credit courses in English language may be able to enroll in other courses, as deemed appropriate by the college.

Applicants with previously completed college level course work are required to submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended as part of their application packet.