We are excited to welcome you into the Philander Smith College family. By applying for enrollment, you are embarking on a pivotal path to discovering your passion and purpose, all while creating lasting memories with supportive students, faculty, and staff--many of which will become like family to you. Attending Philander Smith College is more than an educational experience, it is a journey that will prepare you for life and for living through leadership and service.

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

Semester Term Deadlines

Fall – June 30th

Spring – December 31st

Summer I – April 30th

Summer II – May 15th


In order to complete the Requirements for Admissions, a new freshman student must submit the following:

1.       Application for Admissions – You may complete the easy online application or download and print a paper application to be submitted by mail.

2.       Submit Official high school transcript or GED scores, to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment. (If applying as a transfer student, an official college transcript from ALL colleges attended must be submitted. If you transfer with less than 30 semester hours completed, you are required to submit your official high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores).

3.       A non-refundable Application Fee of $25.00.

4.       A copy of your ACT or SAT scores.

5.       A copy of your immunization record showing the complete dates of 2 MMRs (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccinations.

To schedule a visit or request an admissions packet, please contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.


Cox Building
Phone: 501-370-5221
Toll Free: 1-800-446-6772
Fac: 501-370-5225

Tamara Bates
Enrollment Services Specialist
(501) 370-5300

Tierra Bell
Enrollment Services Specialist
(501) 370-5294

Candace Parchman
Enrollment Services Specialist
(501) 370-5294

Paul Person
Assistant Director for Recruitment

(501) 370-5241

Yohannis A. Job
Interim Director

(501) 370-5221

The Acceptance Process

After submitting your application, below are the steps to completing your admission and registration for Philander Smith College.

PSC proudly encourages all veterans to apply for admission. For assistance in processing Veterans Administration applications, a veteran should confer with the Registrar's Office as early as possible by calling (501) 370-5220.

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International Students


Prospective students from foreign countries are required to have a School Certificate or General Certificate of Education. In addition, students from Non-English speaking countries must present a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 500, or a Certificate of Completion from an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) or English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at a regionally accredited American College or University. International freshmen are required to have taken the ACT and may be required to take the Freshman Placement Test.

International Students seeking admission into the United States should submit all required documents 3 to 6 months prior to the semester for which they are seeking admission to the college.

In addition, prior to the I-20 document being issued to the admitted student:  

1. The student must pay to Philander Smith College a deposit equal to 100% of a student’s tuition, fees, books, room and board for one semester less any institutional or outside scholarships awarded.

2. The student must also establish a payment plan if a balance for the semester is owed. Payments are due as follows:

 40% Due Prior to Issuance of I-20 and prior to the first day of class each subsequent semester

20% Due September 15th (Fall)/ February 15th (Spring)

20% Due October 15th (Fall) / March 15th (Spring)

20% Due November 15th (Fall) / April 15th (Spring)

The I-20 is needed to schedule an appointment with the Consulate’s Office in the student’s home country. The letter of admission to Philander Smith College and the I-20 form will be necessary in order to obtain a student visa.

International Students must submit the following original documents before they can be accepted to the college:

1. An official college application along with the $75.00 non-refundable application fee.

2. School Certificate or General Certification of Education.

3. TOEFL score report or IELP or ESL Certificate of Completion (if applicable).

4. A statement of Embassy Sponsorship or an Affidavit of Support with one semesters full costs received by May 1st The following requirements can be met after you arrive on campus:

1. An ACT or COMPASS score.

2. Immunization Record showing date of two (2) measles and rubella inoculations.

3. A Tuberculosis (TB) skin test