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Important Dates to Remember

Free Application Deadline (Fall Only) - November 1, 2023
Save $50 and receive Priority Scholarship Consideration when you submit your application  for the Fall 2024 term. 

Application & Enrollment Deadlines

    • Fall 2023 Application Deadline - July 1, 2023
    • Fall 2023 Enrollment Deadline - July 15, 2023

    • Spring 2024 Application Deadline - December 1, 2023
    • Spring 2024 Enrollment Deadline - December 15, 2023

    • Summer 2024 Application Deadline - April 1, 2024
    • Summer 2024 Enrollment Deadline - April 15, 2024

Admissions Decision Timelines (see Chart 1 below)
The Admissions Review Committee uses three timelines to make final decisions based on the application completion date: Early Application, Regular Application, and Late Application.

Scholarship Application Deadlines (see Chart 2 below)


Print your Application Checklist here!

FINAL PHC Application Checklist 8.27.2021
  Chart 1 - Admissions Decision Timelines
Early Applications:
Applications Completed Between  ●  8/1 - 11/1                         
Committee Decision made by  ●  12/1
        Regular Applications:
        Application Completed Between  ●  11/1 - 3/1                        
Committee Decision made by  ●  4/1
              Late Applications:    
              Application Completed Between  ●  3/1 - 7/1                          
Committee Decision made by  ●  7/14
  Chart 2 - Scholarship Application Deadlines
Priority Scholarship Consideration   ●  11/1                 
Early Commitment Award   ●  12/1               
Merit Scholarship Applications   ●  1/2 
Journalism | Strategic Intelligence | Legacy                 
Merit Scholarship Applications   ●  2/1 
Forensics | Music | Pursuit of Excellence                 
Need Based Aid Application (CSS Profile)  ●  3/1        


Application Notes

        In-Progress Transcripts:

Please provide transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended. An application is not considered complete until the college receives a copy of your current high school transcript. Transcripts need to be sent directly from a school administrator* to PHC after the start of the applicant's senior year, and should include the applicant's name, grades, cumulative GPA, courses completed and in-progress, and the ink signature of a school administrator. Mail to: Office of Admissions, 10 Patrick Henry Circle, Purcellville, VA 20132; Email to: admissions@phc.edu.

The College requires that a minimum of 18 high school level courses be completed. The following courses should be completed prior to admission to Patrick Henry College:

    • English: Minimum of four courses. Examples: Grammar, Literature, Composition, Speech, or Debate.
    • Mathematics: Minimum of three college preparatory courses, which must include: Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. 
    • Science: Minimum of two different college preparatory courses (preference is three).
    • History: Minimum of two courses, which must include at least one comprehensive course in U. S. history and one comprehensive course in world history.
    • Government: Minimum of one course, which should cover material on local, state, and federal government.
    • Foreign Language: Minimum of one course (two is preferred).
    • Electives: Minimum of five courses.

Final High School Transcript:
After all high school work is complete and prior to enrollment, PHC must receive the student’s final, official high school transcript containing the date (month, day, and year) of graduation, all final grades, cumulative GPA, and ink signature of the school administrator (must be dated on or after graduation). Transcripts can only be accepted as official if they come as a hard copy in a sealed envelope or are sent via e-transcript service directly to the Office of Admissions. Here is an example final official high school transcript. Mail to: Office of Admissions, 10 Patrick Henry Circle, Purcellville, VA 20132; E-Transcript to: admissions@phc.edu.

*Note to Homeschool Applicants: Homeschool students may submit a transcript of high school coursework that has been produced by their parents. It should list subjects studied, and PHC prefers that the transcript also list a grade for each course. If grades are not assigned, please provide a narrative transcript. For narrative transcripts, please include a description of subjects studied and an evaluation of the quality of work. To thoroughly evaluate an applicant, the College needs to know the depth of study our applicants possess in various subjects.

Official College Transcript(s):
If an applicant is enrolled in or has taken college-level courses at another educational institution(s), please request the institution(s) send an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. If courses are in progress, please have the college submit an in-progress transcript. Students who have earned college credit must submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.

       Standardized Test Scores:

Applicants are required to submit scores from the SAT,  ACT, and/or CLT. An application is not considered complete until the college receives a copy of a test score. Test results should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency. PHC’s institutional code numbers are 2804 for the SAT and 4383 for the ACT.  To send your CLT test score, please log in to your CLT account dashboard and share your score(s) to "Patrick Henry College".

        Admission Essays:

Academic - Proficient written communication is necessary for success at PHC. An applicant must submit an essay that is 4+ pages in length, double-spaced, that demonstrates strong reasoning and analytical skills. The Application Review Committee recommends that an applicant submit an essay previously written for a class in either high school or college. We recommend avoiding essays written in the first-person, transcripts of speeches, and creative fiction.

Faith - PHC is, and shall always remain, a Christian institution dedicated to bringing honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ in all of its activities. To that end, the Faith Essay provides an opportunity for an applicant to share their testimony of faith in Christ. In 1–2 pages, please respond with your personal testimony using the following prompts as a guide:

How did you come to personally know our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? How has He transformed your life (relationship with others, habits, etc.)? How has your faith in Jesus informed your thoughts and actions?  

        Optional Materials:

Some applicants may choose to include additional items (pastoral references, academic references, resumé, activities list, or reading list) in order to demonstrate a complete picture of their readiness for PHC. 

        Admission Interview:

Upon application completion, your Admissions Counselor will review your application and send it to the Application Review Committee. If the Committee requests an interview, an Admissions staff member will conduct the interview over the phone, via video chat, or in person. An interview does not guarantee admission to PHC.

You can connect with an Admissions Counselor HERE, by calling us at 540.441.8110, or by email to admissions@phc.edu.

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