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Admission to Philander Smith University (PSU) is open to all persons who show potential for college-level work and who meet our admissions requirements. To be considered for admission to PSU, students must have earned a high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school, or have passed a state issued General Education Diploma (GED) test, or completed a state- approved home school program. PSU admits new students in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

Admission to university programs and activities is offered to students regardless of race, national origin, religion, physical disability, age or sexual orientation.

Priority Deadlines / Semester Term Deadlines


June 30th


December 31st

Summer I

April 30th

Summer II

May 15th

Why Philander Smith University?

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We are excited to welcome you into the Philander Smith University 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 University is more than an educational experience, it is a journey that will prepare you for life and for living through leadership and service.


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

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

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).

A copy of your ACT or SAT scores.

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

Submit all required documents to or mail to:

Philander Smith University
Attention: Office of Admission
900 West Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202

Note: Electronic transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Philander Smith University Office of Admissions.

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

Next Steps?

Once you apply you'll need to get things cleared with Financial Aid. Click to learn more.

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Cox Building
Phone: 501-370-5221
Toll Free: 1-800-446-6772
Fax: 501-370-5885

Mr. Justin Murray
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment
Management / Director of Admissions

Ms. Angela Baltimore
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services
Online Programs Coordinator
Admission and Recruitment

Enrollment Services Specialist
Admission and Recruitment