Admissions for High School Seniors

High School Seniors Admissions Checklist

Follow these steps to apply to The King’s College. 

Step 1: Apply for Admission 

Step 2: Submit high school transcripts. 

The King’s College accepts faxed copies of transcripts. High schools may fax  the original transcripts to 212-659-3611. 

Step 3: Submit  ACT and/or SAT scores. 

High schools may include these on the transcript. If not, please complete an online request for ACT scores at www.act.org, using school code 2784 or for SAT scores for www.collegeboard.com, using school code 2871.  

Step 4: Submit an application essay.

Please select one of the following essay topics and write an 800 word response. Essays are due before your application will be reviewed. Please submit essays to admissionsoffice@tkc.edu

Essay 1

The purpose of a King’s College education is to prepare you to shape society. Your education will consist of both ideas and virtue, of knowledge and character.

Classical education takes both knowledge and virtue seriously. Aristotle commends the study of ethics not so that we can know abstract ideas, but so that we can become good people. 

“The purpose [of studying virtue] is not, as it is in other inquiries, the attainment of theoretical knowledge: we are not conducting this inquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it.”

Drawing on your own personal experiences, how will you pursue virtue as an individual and with fellow students during your tenure at The King’s College? 

Essay 2

The House System at The King’s College is a student-led, mission-driven community that will be a source of camaraderie and encouragement, providing you with memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Each House is named after a notable leader who embodies the ideals of the King’s College.

If you were given the opportunity to name the 11th House of The King’s College, which prolific leader, past or present, would you choose and why?  

The Admissions Team reviews applications upon receipt of all materials and responds within two to four weeks.


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