The admissions staff at Sterling College understands that home-school students come from a different background than the traditional high school student. You may be acting as your own guidance counselor, so we would love to help you answer any questions that you may have about entering college. No question is too simple!

Five reasons to come to Sterling:

  • 11:1 student/faculty ratio - Professors will know you by name!
  • Christian faculty and staff - Learn how to integrate your faith with your career
  • Volunteer opportunities - Annual mission trips, Love Sterling, and many other student-run ministries
  • Dorm life - Meet new people and create life-long friendships 
  • Job opportunities - Work study and campus employment available

Admissions Process

1. Application
​Complete our Free online application.

2. Transcript
Submit your home school transcript along with any other high school or college transcripts you have credit from to Please note: Final home school transcripts will be considered official if received by mail and if it includes a graduation date.

3. Test Scores
Request an official copy of your ACT or SAT score from ACT or CollegeBoard. Sterling College's code for ACT is 1466 and for SAT is 6684.

Note: Sterling College is not requiring ACT/SAT due to COVID restraints. Students with a 2.75 GPA or above will be accepted for admission. Students below that GPA should contact their Admissions Counselor about the probationary admission process.

4. Housing
Complete the Personality Profile & Housing Request Form.

5. Deposit
The deposit is $100 for residential students or $50 for commuting students. Click here to pay your deposit.

Sterling College Mailing Address:
Sterling College Admissions
125 W. Cooper
Sterling, KS 67579

High school level courses that should be taken are:

  • English (4 units)
  • Natural Science (3 units – with one being a laboratory course)
  • History and Government (3 units)
  • Mathematics (3 units)
  • Physical Education (1 unit)
  • Fine arts – including art, music, theatre, dance, forensics or similar studies (1 unit)