Christendom College is committed to academic and moral excellence. Successful applicants for admission to Christendom College must show promise of being able to do serious intellectual work at the college level. There will be no discrimination among applicants on the basis of sex, race, color or national origin. While there is a strong Catholic emphasis in all aspects of the curriculum and life at Christendom College, non-Catholics are encouraged to apply.
|Tuition and Fees 2013–14|
|Room and Board||$8,280|
|TOTAL for Academic Year||$31,000|
Need-based and merit-based financial assistance would lower these costs for students.
Full tuition rate is for the standard course load of 12 to 19 credit hours per semester.
A monthly payment plan for tuition, room, and board is available to students. Arrangements must be made with the Business Office in advance of registration.
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Admission will be determined by a variety of indicators including, but not limited to
- High school grades as documented on a transcript
- College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores
- Application Essays
- Academic and Personal letters of recommendation
The normal scores that the Admissions Committee is looking for in order to accept a student are: SAT - 1650 (all three sections combined) or higher and ACT 24 or higher. The Admissions Committee has these numbers as standards but treats each applicant individually and does take many other factors into consideration before making a final determination.
The examination code numbers for Christendom College are 5691 for the SAT, and 4339 for the ACT
- English/Literature (4 years)
- Grammar and Composition*
- World Literature*
- American Literature
- British Literature
- History and related studies (3 years)
- World History*
- American History and Government*
- Language (2 years of same language)
- Classical or Modern Language
- Classical or Modern Language
- Mathematics (2 years)
- Algebra I* and II
- Science (2 years)
*Christendom recommends a combined minimum of 5 years in math and science, with a minimum of two years in each.
Christendom College recognizes Kolbe, Mother of Divine Grace, Our Lady of the Rosary, Seton Home School, and other legitimate home schooling programs. However, if the student cannot provide an official transcript from an approved home-school program, documentation showing completed course work should be sent to the Admissions Office. Home School Transcript Forms are available from the College.
Application for acceptance of credits earned from other institutions prior to matriculation at Christendom College must be made at the time of application for admission. Such credits will not be accepted retroactively at a later date.
The College's transfer credit policy is as follows:
- Accredited college-level courses in the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social or behavioral sciences, and theology may be eligible for transfer credit.
- Christendom College accepts in transfer only those credits carrying grades of "C" (2.0) or above;
- In English composition at the introductory (freshman) level, the College accepts only those credits carrying grades of "B" (3.0) or above;
- The College will count any non-repetitive liberal arts credits in the above categories toward the total number of credits required for either the A.A. or the B.A. degrees. Note that non-liberal arts courses are hereby excluded: e.g., mechanical arts, fine arts, vocational training, and specifically pre-professional programs in such fields as business, agriculture, health services, etc.
- The College will count against its core requirements only those credits in the above categories which match the said requirements in content and, at the discretion of the Academic Dean, in point of view. Students must be prepared to give clear accounts of the content of any courses they wish to present in transfer to the College. Students should be aware that courses they have taken which match Christendom courses in terms of subjects covered may in some cases be disallowed in transfer because the point of view was so different as to fail to accomplish some of the important purposes of the corresponding Christendom course.
- Transfer of credits toward a major at the College is determined by the appropriate department chairman on the recommendation of the Academic Dean, who may routinely act within limits which the respective chairmen set for their departments. Ordinarily, no more than nine (9) credits will be accepted in transfer toward a major at the College, or six (6) credits towards a minor at the College.
- A maximum of ninety (90) semester hours may be accepted in transfer towards fulfillment of degree requirements at Christendom College.
- Credits from courses taken by correspondence normally are not transferable to Christendom College.
- Credits earned more than ten (10) years before matriculation at Christendom College will not be accepted.
- Academic credit is not granted for life experience.
International students must be prepared to accept full financial responsibility for their studies and residence while at the College. An I -20 form will be issued to an international student after he has been accepted for admission.