Step 2: Submit transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary schools attended
- Transcripts must be in English and include a grade point average converted to a 4.0 scale.
- The King’s College does not offer translation or conversion services. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure his/her transcripts meet the admissions requirements.
- Transcripts can be translated using a reputable translation agency, such as those found on the NACES website. Please submit both the original and translated copies of your transcripts.
- The King’s College does accept faxed copies of transcripts directly from schools. High schools may fax the original transcripts to +1 877-349-0231.
- If applicable, common examinations such as the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), International Baccalaureate (IB), or A-Level/ AS-Level exams, should be submitted and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Step 3: Submit SAT and/or ACT scores (where available and if you plan to apply for merit-based financial aid)
- Complete an online request for ACT scores using school code 2784 or for SAT scores using school code 2871.
- Previous schools may include these scores on the transcript.
- Test scores are waived for students with more than 30 completed college credits.
Step 4: Submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
- The King’s College requires international students to show a mastery of the English language. This requirement can only be waived once the student has completed an entrance interview and submitted his/her essay requirement.
- Minimum TOEFL: 83 (Internet Based Test)
- Minimum IELTS: 6.5
Step 5: Complete an Entrance Interview via phone or Skype with your Admissions Counselor
Step 6: Submit your entrance essay.
Choose ONE of the following options for your entrance essay.
1. Complete the Leadership Scholarship Essay, answering the following prompt in 500 words.
King’s ten Houses are named for men and women who transformed society through principled leadership such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Susan B. Anthony, Sir Winston Churchill, and Sojourner Truth. Choose a leader from history as a namesake for an eleventh House and demonstrate how this person embodies the mission and ideals of The King’s College.
2. Write a 500-word response essay answering the question below. Remember to clearly support your answer with examples from your studies and life.
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?