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We're so glad you're considering Principia College, and we can't wait to receive your application and learn more about you.
Contact your admissions counselor with questions about Principia College or the application process.
Principia's primary purpose is to serve the Cause of Christian Science. Fulfilling this purpose includes participating in a "community of practice" where all are working to grow in their understanding and practice of Christian Science. Therefore, students who enroll at Principia must be active students of Christian Science.
Prior to applying to Principia, applicants are expected to have relied on Christian Science for all their needs, including physical healing, and they should have regularly attended a Christian Science church and/or Sunday School for at least six months.
Principia also expects community members, including students, to uphold community standards beginning six months prior to enrollment at the College. These standards and expectations include freedom from any use of illegal or alcohol- or tobacco- related substances, or any form of medical regimen. You are also expected to be free from engagement in any premarital or extra-marital sexual activities.
We look for the following minimum requirements:
- 2.3 GPA (applies to first-time freshmen and transfer students)
- A 1380 cumulative score on the SAT or a score of 19 on the ACT
There's no fee to apply, and you won't have to wait long for a decision. We have rolling admissions, so just a few weeks after your application is complete, we'll let you know if you're admitted.