Satisfactory Completion of Secondary Education
Successful applicants typically average “B” or better grades in their general secondary-level studies. The Admissions
Committee gives careful attention to an applicant’s record in English, languages, history, and social studies in order to assess the student’s ability to meet the College’s significant reading and writing requirements. Previous Latin and classical studies are not required, but they may prove helpful in demonstrating a student’s ability and commitment to pursuing the College’s classical curriculum.
Home-schooled applicants should provide evidence of completion of secondary-level studies by submitting GED scores or other record of academic assessment, such as a full transcript of courses completed, including grades earned, date of graduation or completion and/or narrative evaluation of performance.
Standardized Examination Scores
(ACT, CLT, or SAT)
The College uses these standardized tests as one way (among several) to identify an applicant’s areas of academic strength and weakness. The College has found these tests to be generally reliable indicators of future academic success at the undergraduate level, but the Admissions Committee never considers them apart from the context of the student’s overall academic record and application portfolio.
The College requires a composite score of:
- 22 or higher on the ACT
- 77 or higher on the CLT
- 1100 or higher on the SAT
Students who score below the required minimums may still be admitted on a provisional basis and given the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities during one academic term.
A Note to Transfer Students
New Saint Andrews welcomes applications from prospective students who have completed post-secondary level coursework at other colleges or universities and who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at New Saint Andrews.
The integrative and intensive nature of the New Saint Andrews curriculum usually allows a limited number of transfer credits or course equivalencies from other colleges and universities.
The College accepts transfer course equivalencies only for courses completed with a grade of “B” or better. The College accepts no transfer course equivalencies or credits for students entering its two-year Associate of Arts program.
Applicants transferring from other institutions must request that official transcripts of all their prior college- level coursework be sent directly to the New Saint Andrews Admissions Office.
A Note to International Students
International students whose native language is other than English must achieve either a score of at least 570 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and 4.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE), or a score of at least 230 on the computer based TOEFL with a 4.5 minimum on the essay portion of the exam.