Admissions for International Students

The King’s College is privileged to have students from all over the world who share our desire to shape and lead global public and private institutions. Our international students contribute to the rich cultural tapestry of The King's College and New York City.

To prepare students for leadership and influence, our curriculum requires a high level of written and oral communication. Our requirements exist so that successful candidates are not only setup for success, but so that they can truly thrive in the classroom setting. 

Please follow these steps to apply.

Step 1: Apply for Admission 

Step 2: Submit all official high school transcripts and college transcripts in English, with a GPA on a four-point scale. 

If transcripts aren’t in English or aren’t converted to the American grading scale, please submit them via www.wes.org or www.ece.org.

The King’s College does accept faxed copies of transcripts. High schools may fax the original transcripts to 877-349-0231.

Step 3: Submit ACT and/or SAT scores. 

While these are not required for international student admission, we use these test scores to help determine eligibility for academic scholarships.

Previous schools may include these on the transcript or 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 TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Step 5: Submit your entrance essay responding to one of the prompts listed below.  We can accept the Leadership Scholarship Essay as your writing sample (email Katelyn Tamm for details). Please choose one of the following essay prompts and write a 500 word response essay answering the question. Remember to clearly support your answer with examples from your studies and life.

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? 

We require this of all students for whom English is not the primary language. 


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

Please email Katelyn Tamm, our International Student Admissions Counselor, at ktamm@tkc.edu with any questions. Please also see our Frequently Asked Questions


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