Application Guidelines For First-Year Students

Consistent with the principles of our founding, the King's College admission process is need-blind and based on a holistic approach to student assessment that considers academic performance, standardized exams *, and strength of schedule. This approach goes beyond the typical assessment of academic qualifications to include other measures, such as leadership characteristics, personal interviews and letter(s) of recommendation, all of which play a critical role in allowing the College to find students who will benefit most from a King''s education.

We will consider your SAT/ACT scores if you choose to submit them, but they are not required. * If you are not submitting SAT/ACT scores, you must select Test Optional on the application.

A completed application includes:

  • A completed King's College application or Common Application for admission
  • $30 fee for paper applications
    • Note: Online applications do not have an application fee
  • Official high school transcripts
  • *SAT/ACT scores
  • Guidance counselor recommendation (Secondary School report)

Applications may be submitted after August 1, but committee review does not begin until September 15 and are reviewed on both early action and rolling admission basis. Once we have reviewed your application, we will notify you within one to four weeks depending upon early action or rolling admission choice. February 1 is the preferred application deadline for first-year students.

Application Guidelines For Transfer Students

A completed application includes:

  • A completed King's College application or Common Application for admission
  • $30 fee for paper applications
    • Note: Online applications do not have an application fee
  • Official final high school transcript and SAT/ACT information
  • Official college or university transcript(s) for credit evaluation

Once we have reviewed your application, we will notify you within one to four weeks depending upon early action or rolling admission choice.

Application Guidelines For International Students

A completed application includes:

  • Application using the Common Application for admission
  • King's College International application on-line or by mail ($50 fee if submitting a King's College application)
  • Official high school transcripts (sent directly from your secondary school)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS or SAT scores (sent directly from ETS or College Board)

March 1 is the preferred application deadline for first-year students so that I-20 (F1 Visa) process may be completed in a timely manner. Applications may be submitted after September 15 and are reviewed on a rolling admission basis.

King’s College is committed to equal opportunity in the admission of students, in administration of its educational program and activities, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, or disability, in its programs, activities, or employment practices, as required by Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504. Questions should be directed to the Equal Opportunities Officer, 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, or by calling (570) 208-5925.