Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Admissions Criteria and Requirements

Sattler College seeks applications from students who are academically prepared and missionally driven. Our application process is designed to facilitate a relationship with you. We want you to get to know us and we want the opportunity to get to know you. While our application is more rigorous than some, each component facilitates this mutual relationship. 

Required Submissions

Below is the list of requirements for applying to Sattler College. More details are provided below. Each applicant must submit an online application at Included in the online application is: 

  1. Demographic, personal, past academic, and future academic information
  2. One response essay: Write an essay of at least 250 words responding to a provided essay prompt that involves listening to or watching a recording or reading a document, then commenting on the issues raised.
  3. One personal statement: This essay should be between 100-200 words long and should answer this question: Who are you and what do you value?
  4. One academic reference (e.g. a teacher or tutor)
  5. One character reference (e.g. mentor or pastor)
  6. Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or CLT). See below for submitting official scores.

Sattler welcomes applications from students who have acquired their secondary education in a variety of settings, including traditional private and public high schools in the United States or in other countries, as well as students who have received their secondary education at home.

The following official documents can be submitted and/or requested through the online application portal or sent to

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency diploma
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (transfer students)


Completion of Secondary Education

All applicants submit evidence that they have earned one or more of the following:

  1. a high school diploma,
  2. a General Education Development certificate from the American Council of Education or a state-specific equivalency diploma test,
  3. a home study certificate or transcript from a home study program that is equivalent to high school level (see more on homeschooling below), or
  4. the foreign equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma that meets standards established by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (see international requirements below).

Applicants must also submit official high school transcripts.


Home School Requirements

For home-schooled applicants, an academic portfolio is required and may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Verification that the home school has been recognized by the applicant’s state of residence.
  • Detailed outline of the home-school curriculum, including subject areas, studied, time spent on each discipline, and, if applicable, grades awarded. A homeschool transcript may fulfill this requirement.
  • Résumé of classes taken outside the home.
  • If the student took classes offered by a college or university, official transcripts are required.


Standardized Test Scores

Applicants must submit results of standardized tests such as the American College Test (ACT); the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT); SAT subject tests; or the Classic Learning Test (CLT). Applicants are urged to apply for and take one of these tests well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission. If an applicant has already completed at least one semester of undergraduate education, the applicant is not required to submit test scores but is strongly urged to do so, especially if seeking financial aid since merit-based aid is calculated on the test score percentile.

Use the following information to submit official test scores to the Admissions office:

  1. SAT code: 7570
  2. ACT code: 7938
  3. CLT: Select Sattler College from CLT’s list of schools.


Verification of Documentation

Sattler College reserves the right to verify all documents submitted in an application for admission. Offers of admission are contingent upon receipt of official documentation. Any falsification of admission documents or portfolio materials constitutes grounds for termination of application procedures or dismissal.