The King's College

Frequently Asked Questions

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We’ve curated a skimmable list of answers to the questions we get most frequently from our applicants. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or prefer to talk to an admissions counselor personally, please submit a question via LiveChat, complete our inquiry form, or call our Admissions Office at 212-659-3610.

About My Application

  • I received an email from The King’s College. Is this really The King’s College reaching out to me?

    Yes. We email and call students whom we believe should consider applying to King’s. You should note that there are several other colleges with a similar name that are not affiliated with us. If you received an email from The King’s College in New York City, it’s us!

  • How do I apply to The King’s College?

    We invite you to apply online through our application main page. You’ll be asked to create a username and password so that you can return to your application if you need to.

    The application will ask you to provide the following information:

    • High school grades and test scores
    • If applicable, college grades and test scores
    • Parent or guardian’s contact information
    • List of your extracurricular activities and awards
    • Whether or not you plan to transfer credits, and how many you have completed

    Please reach out to our Admissions Office if you have any questions: 212-659-3610.

  • When will I receive an admissions decision?

    We have rolling admission at King’s, which means we make and release decisions as we receive completed applications, and not on one specific date. You can expect to receive a decision about your application within two to three weeks of completion.

Early Action

  • What are the benefits of Early Action?

    If you’re considering attending The King’s College in the Fall of 2020, we encourage you to apply and deposit Early Action. It is a non-binding commitment to King’s that tells us that we are one of your top choices for college, and provides the great benefit of early access to information that will help you make your final college decision.

  • What are the Early Action deadlines?
    • December 16, 2019: Admitted students must pay a $300 refundable enrollment deposit by December 16, 2019,​ to qualify for the benefits below​.
    • May 1, 2020: The $300 Early Action deposit is fully refundable up to May 1, 2020.
    • Please reach out to our Admissions Office if you have any questions: 212-659-3610.

    Please reach out to our Admissions Office if you have any questions: 212-659-3610.

  • Why should I apply or deposit Early Action?
    • As an Early Action student, you will receive an invitation to attend our Interregnum visit event as a special guest. You’ll be guaranteed a travel reimbursement up to $250 for any spring semester return visit. Alternatively, the $250 travel reimbursement can be used to come back to compete in the Founders Scholarship competition if you did not do so in the Fall.
    • You will receive an expedited financial aid package. If you applied Early Action and submit your FAFSA by October 31, 2019, you will receive your financial aid package by no later than December 1, 2019. Financial aid is always first-come, first-served, and Early Action bumps your FAFSA to the top of the list.
    • You will have priority access to housing. This means you will be able to pay the $200 housing deposit and apply for housing on January 15, 2020, much earlier than students who apply for Regular Decision.
    • Finally, as an Early Action student, you will be able to register for classes on April 15, 2020—a full four weeks earlier than students applying for Regular Decision.
  • Is Early Action binding?

    No. Early Action is different from what some institutions call “Early Decision.” The deposit for Early Action is refundable until May 1.

Test Scores and Credit Transfer

  • Does The King’s College accept AP, CLEP, IB and dual-enrollment credits?

    Yes. We understand that many students enter college with completed credits, and we evaluate all potential transfer credits on a course-by-course basis. Generally we consider:

    • AP scores of a 4 or 5 (specific tests transfer in credits for specific classes)
    • CLEP foreign language exams for open elective credit
    • 5, 6, or 7 on the Higher Level IB exams (specific tests transfer in credits for specific classes)

    High school seniors, you will need to submit a transcript from each institution you have attended while in high school, as well as any test results. Talk to your admissions counselor about completing a pre-evaluation of your credits. Transfer students can find more information on our Transfer Student page.

  • When will my transcript and/or test scores be added to my application?

    The average processing time for a transcript or test score is one to two weeks to receive and enter your documents into your application. If you would like to verify that we have received your mailed documents, please give our office a call and we will be happy to check our physical records.

  • What are your school codes?

    Use the following school codes to send us your test scores or FAFSA:

    • ACT: 2784
    • SAT: 2871
    • FAFSA: 040953

Student Life

  • What are some popular organizations, clubs, and student events I can get involved in on campus?

    Some of our most popular student organizations, clubs, and events include the King’s Debate Society, TKC Athletics, The Table, Empire State Tribune, Refuge (student-led worship nights), Spring Formal, and the King’s Day of Service. Our Houses are always planning activities around the city and events on campus. There will be plenty of ways for you to get involved and have fun!

  • What is the House System?

    The House System is our way of helping students connect with each other in deep community, and is foundational to getting connected at King’s. Students are automatically placed into one of ten “Houses” or groups. There are six women’s Houses and four men’s Houses, each named after an important historical figure. When you join a House, you join a brotherhood or sisterhood that lasts well beyond college. Visit our House System page for more information and to learn about the ten Houses at King’s.

  • Are there churches near The King’s College?

    Yes. New York City is full of vibrant churches that are seeking to serve the city, connect Christians, and reach people for Christ. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are part of communities across the five boroughs and we’re confident that you can find a congregation that will help you grow in your faith. You can find a listing of churches here.

  • Does The King’s College offer on-campus housing?

    Yes, on-campus housing is available for students 27 years old and younger. Students live with their assigned House in apartment buildings close to the college. See our Housing main page for details.

  • How do I get around NYC?

    New York City has an extensive subway and bus system operated by the Mass Transit Authority (MTA), and uses the MetroCard as your ticket to ride. You can familiarize yourself with the system through the MTA’s website. Our campus area is located near almost every major subway line, and is conveniently walkable to restaurants, parks, coffee shops, and on-campus housing. There are also cabs and alternative ride-sharing car services all around the city.

Other Resources

  • Does The King’s College offer scholarships?

    Yes. Please see our main Financial Services webpage for detailed information. We highly encourage families to consider the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

  • Does The King’s College host visit days?

    Yes. We host several Inviso Visit Weekends per school year, and encourage any junior, senior, or transfer student to join us on those weekends. At an Inviso Visit Weekend, you will tour the campus and student housing, hear from professors, alumni, and current students, and explore New York City. We also take you to a Broadway show. If you can’t make an Inviso Visit Weekend, you can schedule a personalized visit or come to one of our King’s for a Day events in the early summer. Check out our Visit page for more information on how to register.

  • How do I apply for readmission into The King’s College?

    Learn more about applying for readmission.

  • What are the travel voucher rules I should know?

    Students approved for a travel voucher may use it only towards travel expenses related to visiting The King’s College and only up to $250. This includes, but is not limited to, airfare, bus or rail tickets, rental cars (for the duration of the trip only) and/or hotel expenses. Check with your Admissions Counselor before booking your travel if you are wondering if the voucher will cover certain expenses.

    Once you have purchased your tickets and/or hotel, forward the receipts to your Admissions Counselor via email. Include in your email:

    • Student’s Name
    • Date(s) of Visit
    • Name the check should be made payable to
    • Mailing address
    • The receipt(s) or picture of the receipt must show the name of the traveler (the student), dates of travel, and the total cost of the ticket. It also must show the travel destination.

    Please note:

    • If you cancel your trip or do not attend your campus visit you forfeit your travel voucher.
    • A student receiving a travel voucher is expected to stay for the duration of the event that he/she is attending.
    • If you submit your receipt at least 2 weeks before your visit, you will receive your check upon completion of the visit. If you submit your receipt less than 2 weeks in advance, your check will be mailed to you after your visit.
    • Travel vouchers can only be applied to the student’s travel and not a parent or guardian’s.
    • You must submit the request and necessary documents no later than two weeks after the visit in order to be granted the travel voucher.
    • The dollar amount must be listed on the submitted receipt. We do not reimburse frequent-flyer miles or any other type of reward points. We can only reimburse dollar amounts located on the submitted receipts up to the value of the voucher.
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