*In response to SAT/ACT test cancellations due to COVID-19, the Thiel College Office of Admission has instituted a “Test Optional” policy for the 2019-2020 school year. During this time, students applying to Thiel College will not be required to provide SAT/ACT test scores.
Apply today to Thiel College and join our network of over 15,000 alumni! We offer admission on a rolling basis and will review a completed application once official transcripts and official SAT/ACT test scores are received. Read below for a full list of admission requirements. Decisions are typically made within two weeks.
Applying online is free! Students may begin applying to Thiel College on August 1 of their senior year in high school. Ready to take the first step? Start your application now!
Students interested in enrolling in Thiel College's NEW graduate degree program in speech-language pathology should use this online application. The program opens in May 2020. (Current Thiel students and alumni who are interested should contact Dr. Mary Beth Mason.)
Thiel College is now enrolling for its new M.B.A. program! All applicants from institutions other than Thiel College, please use the application link below. (Current Thiel students and alumni should contact Dr. Anthony Kos.)
Thiel College does not have a minimum grade point average or standardized test score needed for admission, as each student is evaluated on their own academic, extracurricular and social merits. However, research shows success at Thiel College can be measured by a student's performance in their high school course work and rigor.
After submitting an application, students must also submit:
The admission committee recommends the following high school curriculum to best prepare students for academic success at Thiel College:
English - 4 units
Mathematics (including algebra II) - 3 units*
Natural science (with labs preferred) - 3 units*
Social science - 2 units
Foreign language - 2 units
Academic electives - 4 units
Total - 18 units
*Candidates considering majors in the sciences, accounting or mathematics are strongly encouraged to complete four courses each of mathematics and science in their high school programs.
Thiel College admits students on a rolling basis. The first notifications for admission will be mailed in early September, for those who applied in early August. After that date, applicants are notified of admission decisions on a rolling basis within one to two weeks upon the completion of their application. Students’ high school GPA will be used for the awarding of a merit scholarship.
Thiel College honors the National Candidates Reply date of May 1 for students to submit their enrollment deposit. Students are still able to make their deposit after May 1, however the $150 enrollment deposit will be non-refundable.
Thiel College welcomes home school students to apply for admission! Additionally, we welcome applications from students who have been home-schooled for all or part of their secondary education. All home school applicants are eligible for merit-based scholarships and financial aid consideration.
In addition to the application, home school students must include the following documents:
Students that are a year or more removed from high school or GED graduation must also submit official high school or GED transcripts, as well as ACT or SAT board scores.
Thiel College features rolling admissions, a quick turnaround on application decisions and a free laptop for first-year students! Interested in learning more about the application process? Request more information!
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