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Future Students

Preparing For College

Applying to colleges can be daunting - we want to reduce that load for you. Below you will find four helpful steps to prepare yourself for the college application process.

1. Start Early

Most students don’t start seriously looking at colleges until senior year. This means that they are searching for colleges, applying for scholarships, and finishing high school coursework while trying to spend time with friends before graduation.

Even if you are unsure of your major, starting your search during your sophomore or junior year can save you time and stress. So start earlyit helps!

2. Visit Colleges on Your List

As much as possible, visit colleges that interest you. When you visit, be sure to ask the important questions: “Do I feel safe here?” “Can I call it 'home' for four years?” “Will I grow, mature, and learn here?” Visiting tells you far more than a website or brochure.

3. Don't Neglect High School

College research is important, but don’t forget: they will ask for your high school transcript. So study hard, pay attention in class, and finish strong.

4. Apply Early in the Year

Here at Patrick Henry College, we waive the application fee before November 1st. In addition, early admitted students receive priority consideration for available scholarships. 

To view the PHC application process, click on the button below:

Financing College

We are committed to working with students to help make one of the nation's finest classical Christian liberal arts educations affordable. Whether you're interested in finding out more about merit-based or need-based scholarships, the Financial Aid Office can help determine your eligibility and guide you through the application process.

Bill Kellaris, the Director of Financial Aid, works with prospective and current students and their families to provide information concerning the financial aid process. Click on the button below to learn more:

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PHC Admissions Counselors in Your Neighborhood

Patrick Henry College Admissions Counselors travel the country looking for opportunities to meet, counsel, and encourage high school students that are in the college search process. Our counselors host events, attend college fairs and homeschool conventions, and represent PHC at forensics competitions. 

View a list of cities and dates here:

Find a PHC Event in your Area

Visit Campus

The best way to get to know PHC is to see it for yourself! See what it’s like to join a community that will challenge your mind, sharpen your faith, and develop your calling.

Choose from the following options below:

Open House

Weekday Visit

Visit PHC

Application Process

You can complete your entire PHC application in as little as 20 minutesas long as you have prepared the required documents in advance.

Our admissions team is ready to help you through the process! So please feel free to contact our office or your admissions counselor at anytime.

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Discovering PHC

Patrick Henry College sits on the edge of Purcellville, a small town in Northern Virginia. Fifty miles to the east lies Washington D.C., and ten miles to the west lies the Appalachian Trail and the Shenandoah Valley.

From campus you have access to a mix of urban and rural environments. Leesburg, a city supporting the local area, provides many restaurants and shops. The Shenandoah Valley provides hiking trails and historical sites. With Washington D.C. so close, you not only have the ability to visit the nation's capital, but you also have the opportunity to pursue prestigious internships.

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Visiting Patrick Henry College

Open House Visit

Overnight Stay

There's no better way to picture yourself at PHC than to stay overnight in the dorms. Spend time with current students in the evening and experience a variety of student activities and traditions for yourself! Sports and music facilities will also be available. 

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Leadership & Student Life Panels

In this question and answer session, hear from the College's faculty and leadership on a variety of topics. Later in the day, current students and members of the Residence Life team will present a snapshot of their PHC experiences. 

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Academic Major Q&A

Get to know the professors of each major in a small group setting. Faculty members will present an overview of their major and respond to your questions about the PHC academic offerings, internships, and career possibilities after graduation.

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Weekday Visit

Visit Classes

Join current students to experience the classroom setting at PHC.  Professors guide classes with discussion-based learning and personalized attention, with an average of 25 students per class. Feel free to take notes, however, we request that you reserve questions until the end of class.

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Attend Chapel

Come and worship with us at PHC's corporate chapel held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Student groups lead worship and read Scripture aloud. A local minister, faculty member, or other guest will present the Scriptural message. We invite you to worship alongside us.


Tour Campus

GCome see our beautiful campus, located 50 miles from Washington, D.C. From the student lounge to the gym, and from the dorms to the library—experience all PHC's campus has to offer. We welcome you to ask questions related to your particular interests on this guided tour.

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Admissions Team

Patrick Henry College's Admissions Team is comprised of alumni and seasoned professionals committed to helping your transition to campus life be as easy as possible. We're happy to answer questions you may have!

Please email us (admissions@phc.edu) or call us (888.338.1776).

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Stephen Pierce

Director of Student Recruitment

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Bill Kellaris

Director of Financial Aid

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Olivia Monroe

Student Talent Acquisition Manager

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Aimee Stauf

Prospect Marketing Lead

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Michelle Hutton

Campus Visits Coordinator

& Administrative Assistant


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Alana Varley

Admissions Counselor

Western United States




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Daniel Fierer

Admissions Counselor

Southern United States



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Hannah Waters

Admissions Counselor 
Northern United States



PHC Admissions Counselor Territory Map