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 ‘21.
Incoming freshmen will be fully admitted with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
Students below a cumulative 2.49 GPA may go through the probationary admission process, which includes a personal essay and an academic recommendation (counselor or teacher).
Students may still use the ACT/SAT for admission, scholarship, and course placement purposes in addition to acceptance into specific programs such as Education.
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