Application Guidelines for First-Year Students

King’s College offers there three admission plans for first-year students.

Early Action

Deadline: December 1

Early Action is for students who want to be among the first to know their admission status. Students can submit their applications before the Regular Decision deadline, apply to as many colleges as they choose, and receive their admission decision shortly thereafter. Early Action is non-binding, meaning students can consider early offers from mutliple schools.

 

Early Decision

Deadline: December 1

Early Decision is for candidates who are sure that King’s College is right for them. Early Decision works similarly to Early Action in that students will submit their applications before the Regular Decision deadline and receive their admissions decisions shortly thereafter. Early Decision is binding, which means that any student who applies and is admitted through Early Decision is expected to enroll. Early Decision applications typically require some type of signed form (such as the Early Decision Agreement on the Common Application) that indicates this intention. If a student is admitted Early Decision, he or she is expected to withdraw all other applications and submit the enrollment deposit by January 15.

Note: Engineering, Nursing, and Physician Assistant Studies candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for Early Decision or Early Action.

 

Regular Admission

Priority Deadline: February 1

Regular Admission is the option most students choose. There are no restrictions on the number of colleges you can apply to, and you are not obligated to attend a specific college. Regular Admission gives students more time to optimize their applications by including additional grades or improved SAT results. Applicants are notified about their admission status later than those who apply Early Decision or Early Action; the tradeoff is having extra time to weigh all of your college options.

Review of Applications

Although applications may be submitted as early as August 1, committee review does not begin until October 1. Students applying for either Early Action or Early Decision will be the first to receive admission notification with Regular Admission decisions rolled out after.

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 (SAT/ACT), 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 for admission. We strongly suggest students submit SAT/ACT scores if they are applying to the Physician Assistant program. 

A completed application includes:

  • A completed King's College application or Common Application for admission (online applications do not have an application fee)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores (if you are not submitting scores, you must select "Test Optional" on the application)

 

Application Guidelines For Transfer Students

Once we have reviewed your application, we will notify you within one to four weeks depending upon early action or rolling admission choice. Transfer students should make sure their application includes:

  • A completed King's College application or Common Application for admission (online applications do not have an application fee)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • SAT/ACT scores (if you are not submitting scores, you must select "Test Optional" on the application)
  • Official college or university transcript(s) for credit evaluation

 

Application Guidelines For International Students

June 1 is the preferred application deadline so that the 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. A completed application includes:

  • Official transcripts (high school/college)
  • English proficiency (SAT/ACT/TOEFL/IELTS)
  • Foreign National Bank Statement
  • Foreign National Financial Declaration Form
  • Passport
  • Personal Statement

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.