General Transcripts

For the purposes of your application, you will be submitting unofficial transcripts.  Many schools and colleges allow you to access your records online, and print or save unofficial copies as a PDF.  If you have hard copies of your transcripts, you can use a scanner to scan and save the documents as PDF files. 

All unofficial transcripts MUST be generated from their respective institutions, and must include the name of the institution as well as the student’s full legal name.

Even though you are submitting unofficial transcripts with your application, if you are accepted by PNCA, you will be required to have all official copies of your transcripts mailed directly to PNCA Admissions before you begin classes, and to receive transfer credit.

Transcripts - High School

PNCA requires a minimum GPA of 2.3.

If you are a freshman applicant, you will need to submit your current high school transcript, along with transcripts from any other high schools attended.

For the purposes of the application process, unofficial transcripts will be accepted. If you are accepted by PNCA, you will be required to have all official copies of your transcripts mailed directly to PNCA Admissions before you begin classes, and to receive transfer credit.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in their senior year of high school must submit a final transcript that documents graduation with a 2.3 minimum GPA before they can begin classes at PNCA.

If you are home-schooled, see the Home-Schooled Students information.

If you received a GED, see the GED information.

If you are a transfer applicant or home schooled applicant with more than 30 completed college semester credits or 45 completed college quarter credits you do not need to submit a high school transcript or GED.

If you have previously earned a Bachelor’s degree, you are not required to submit high school transcripts.

Transcripts - College

PNCA requires a minimum GPA of 2.3.

If you are a transfer applicant, you will need to submit transcripts from ALL colleges you have attended.

For the purposes of the application process, unofficial transcripts will be accepted. If you are accepted by PNCA, you will be required to have all official copies of your transcripts mailed directly to PNCA Admissions before you begin classes, and to receive transfer credit.

If you are a transfer applicant or home schooled applicant with more than 30 completed college semester credits or 45 completed college quarter credits you do not need to submit a high school transcript or GED.

If college credit was earned while enrolled in high school, a copy of the college transcript is required in order for the courses to be considered for transfer credit.

General Equivalency Diploma - GED

If you did not complete high school, you will need to submit your General Education Development (GED) scores. 

For the purposes of the application process, unofficial copies of your scores will be accepted. If you are accepted by PNCA, you will be required to have all official copies of your scores mailed directly to PNCA Admissions before you begin classes.

Home-Schooled Students

In addition to the standard application materials (portfolio, essays, application form), home-schooled applicants must submit ONE of the following:

  • Official Copy of your GED or state authorized examination that is recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma (i.e. CHSE)
  • State issued Secondary School Completion Credential (if available)
  • Diploma or Certificate from a Recognized Home School Association

If one of the above documents is not available, then other documentation can be submitted.  For complete information, refer to PNCA’s Home-Schooled Admission Policy.

Test Scores

Scores from the ACT or SAT test are not required for admission. If you are currently attending high school and plan to take the ACT or SAT test and submit the results to PNCA, please know that your test scores will be used for advising purposes only.

Advanced Placement Scores

PNCA grants credit for specific course requirements based on Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations of the College Board. Scores must be submitted to PNCA by the testing service. Credit is available in Art History, Literature, Natural Science, Mathematics, and Social Science.

Letter(s) of Recommendation

Submitting a letter of recommendation is optional. If you choose to include a letter, we suggest that it be from a current teacher, guidance counselor, or mentor. Your recommendation letter may also be from an employer or professional reference. Do not submit a letter from a family member. The letter of recommendation must be mailed to the PNCA Admissions office.

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