First-Time Freshmen

Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Paine College has adjusted its admission requirements. The regular SAT and ACT score requirement has been waived. Students who have taken the SAT or ACT are encouraged, but not required, to submit their scores. 

To receive an admission decision, students must still meet all admissions requirements and the adjusted minimum grade point average (GPA). 

You can turn in your transcript by using an electronic transcript service such as GAFutures, Parchment, or eScript. The easiest and fastest way to turn in your transcript is to simply email a copy to us. It can be send to Once received, we will add it to your application.


Academic Requirements

  • - A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from a school accredited by a state or a regional accrediting agency OR a minimum standard score in each area of the General Educational Development (GED) Test
  • - 16 units of college preparatory courses from a school accredited by a state or a regional accrediting agency upon graduation. The units must include:

English 4 units

Mathematics 3 units

Natural Sciences 3 units

Social Sciences (1 History) 3 units

Electives 3 units

Applicants must submit the following information:


  • - Official transcripts, score reports, and other official documents must be received from an authorized institution.
  • - Standardized test scores are not required for applicants who have been out of high school for five years or longer.
  • - As soon as all documents for the admission process have been received, the application will be evaluated, and applicants will be notified by email of the results.
  • - Advanced placement credits may be accepted for courses listed in the Paine College Catalog following the receipt of proof that the applicant scored at least three (3) on the advanced placement test.


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