Paul Smith’s College
Paul Smiths, New York
SAT/ACT mins: While it is preferred that a veteran submit an SAT or ACT score, the veteran will not be penalized if they have not taken either one of the tests. Further, we will not require that they do so in order to be considered for admission.
SAT or ACT Scores must not be more than: We do not have an expiration date on SAT/ACT scores. Further, veterans who did not take the SAT or ACT in high school will not be required to take them as a condition for acceptance to a particular degree program.
LSP Application deadline: Paul Smith’s College has a rolling admissions policy, so applications will be accepted at any time. LSP Applications should be submitted one month prior to your intended start date.
Where to find application: Students may download applications from the website or apply on-line. http://www.paulsmiths.edu/aiv/apply.php
Freshmen class report date: For students beginning their studies in the fall of 2011, the first day of classes will be August 29, 2011.
Yellow Ribbon participant: Paul Smith's College will participate in the Yellow Ribbon program beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.
Will you cover difference between tuition minus GI Bill and cost of in state "state" school tuition? Or do you want to keep it to in-state residents? We do not charge a different rate for students coming from out-of-state.
Do you want to donate additional money to each applicant should the need arise? Currently we provide an additional “Veterans Grant” ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 per academic year.
Processing fees: There are no processing fees; the $30.00 application fee is waived for military and veterans.
Are all majors open to Marines? Yes.
Recognize AA degree or any college course work: Prior coursework may be transferable based on the criteria set for by the college. To be considered for credit a course must have been taken at a regionally accredited college, the student must have passed the course with a “C-“ or better, and it must fit into the chosen program of study either as a course-for-course credit or as an elective.
Recognize awarding of college credits via alternative means, e.g., DANTES or CLEP: Yes, the exam must have been passed with a “C” or better. Limited to 15 credits.
Additional information: In addition to the application, students must submit official transcripts from all high schools attended, if entering as a traditional freshman. Preferred minimum high school GPA is a 75 on a 100 point scale. Individuals with a GPA below a 75 may be considered. If entering as a transfer student (12 or more college credits), we will need official transcripts from all colleges attended. Essays and letters of recommendation are not required but are encouraged when the student’s academic profile suggests the need for clarification or explanation.