Sterling College Admissions – Test Optional changes:
Due to COVID-19 and continued cancellation of ACT/SAT testing opportunities, Sterling College will not require the ACT/SAT test for admission purposes for spring or fall semester ‘22.
For full admission, first-year students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Students between a 2.5 and 2.74 cumulative GPA may be considered for probationary acceptance by submitting an academic letter of recommendation to the Office of Enrollment Services. The recommendation may not be from a coach.
Students below a 2.5 cumulative GPA will be required to submit an academic recommendation from a counselor or teacher along with a personal essay. Once all documents have been received the student’s record will be considered by the Admissions Committee. Should a student be accepted on academic probation they will be required to enroll in GD104 Academic Support and limited to 13 credits for the first term of enrollment.
Students may still use the ACT/SAT for admission, scholarship, and course placement purposes in addition to acceptance into specific programs (if required). A student who has an ACT of 18 or SAT of 960 or above will be fully admitted with a GPA of 2.2 or above.
Transfer students are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores but must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for full admission. Transfer students below that may be considered for probationary acceptance.
A student may be admitted to Sterling College but not be eligible for NAIA intercollegiate athletic competition. It is the student-athlete’s responsibility to be aware of the eligibility requirements of the NAIA. Go to www.playnaia.com for more information.
Traditional High School Students
A 2.2 cumulative high school GPA (on a 4-point scale)
A minimum ACT composite score of 18 or SAT composite score of 960
The ACT - Sterling College code is 1466 and the SAT – Sterling College code is 6684
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
At least 12 transferrable credits with a C- or better from a regionally accredited college or university