The following resources are for high school counselors, but we welcome feedback and suggestions on what may serve you and your students better. Please feel free to contact us at or 570-208-5858. 

Professional Resources for Admissions and Financial Aid 


General Search Criteria for Prospective Students 


Category Code

King’s College Federal Institutional Code 




SAT/College Board 



Event Deadline

Early Decision 

December 1 

Early Action 

December 1 

Presidential Award Application 

December 15 

Rolling Admission 

March 1 (preferred) 

FAFSA Application 

March 1 (preferred) 

Admission Decision 

May 1 


Q. What's new at King's College?

A. Students could apply Early Decision. The Nursing program has launched. The Mulligan Center for Engineering will open in spring 2019.

Q. Why did King's College make the SAT optional?

A. King's College believes that many indicators are predictive of a student's ability to succeed in college, including the four-year academic record, GPA, strength of the curriculum, and overall rank in class (if available). Recommendations, the personal statement, co-curricular activities, leadership, community service, and a personal interview help to complete the profile. We chose to make the SAT optional because after much research, we found that the SAT is not always the best indicator of a student's academic preparedness. We decided that it should be the personal decision of each student to determine whether the SAT/ACT score or a test option decision more accurately portrays the student's ability to succeed in college.

Q. When will students receive their Scholarship amount?

A. Upon acceptance. The Scholarship amount is sent along with the acceptance letter.

Q. Can be both test optional and submit standardized test scores?

A. No. A student can only choose to submit one of the options with his/her application. Once a student decides which he/she will be submitting, the decision cannot be reversed. There is a space on the application where a student indicates which option he/she will be selecting.

Q. Will a student be at a disadvantage for admission if he or she does not submit standardized tests?

A. No. Each application is reviewed individually with all of the components taken into consideration. The test optional replaces the SAT/ACT requirement and holds just as much weight in the admission decision.

Q. Does the SAT optional program mean that King's College will be lowering its academic standards?

A. No. King's College's selective nature will remain untarnished because admission is still determined based upon the entire profile of a student.

Q. Does King's College offer programs for students with special learning needs?

A. Yes, King's College offers both an Academic Skills Center and a First Year Academic Studies Program.

Q. Does King's require an additional Financial Aid application besides the FAFSA?

A. Yes. All students who are applying for Financial Aid are also required to submit the King's College Financial Aid application. Our preferred deadline is February 15.

Q. What is the admission application fee?

A. The paper application has a $30 fee associated with it; however, applying online is free. Our support staff will notify your office when we receive an online application so that you may send us the student's official transcript, Guidance Counselor School Report Form, and graded paper if that option is chosen. If a student chooses to submit SAT/ACT scores, we will consider them official if they are on a student's official high school transcript.

Q. What are the minimum SAT/ACT scores and GPA that King's will consider for acceptance?

A. King's College evaluates students for admission based on their entire application, taking into consideration all areas from GPA to extracurricular activities. Therefore, we do not have a cut and dry score or GPA by which we will deny a student acceptance. However, any student who falls below a 2.8 GPA or has less than a 450 in any section on the SAT will have their application extensively reviewed by our Admissions Committee to determine the admissions decision.

Q. What is your average student profile?

A. Our average student has a 3.5 GPA and an average SAT of 1140.

Q. What accreditations does King's College have?

A.King's College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education , The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) , The Chemical Society , the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, and the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.

Q. How can I obtain more information about King's College?

A. The Office of Admission is happy to answer any questions at 1-888-KINGS-PA or .