Undergraduate Admissions

When you begin your studies at Pfeiffer University, you quickly settle into your new home away from home.

Our First Year Program ensures that you find your place in our welcoming campus community, where every student is encouraged to explore academic and career options through a variety of curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Your faculty mentor assists you in finding academic resources and challenges, and your peer mentor helps you with the transition to college life.

Discover your potential in an inspiring educational environment.


Welcome to Pfeiffer University! We are pleased you have chosen or are considering Pfeiffer to continue your education.

The college application process is exciting. At Pfeiffer, we aim to make sure you have everything needed to make an informed decision. Our enrollment team is ready to guide you and your family through this important process.

Explore our website to learn more about different majors, campus activities and events, athletics programs and much more. Feel free to contact our office to schedule a campus visit and see for yourself all Pfeiffer has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Emily Carella

Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Rolling Admissions

Pfeiffer University uses a rolling admissions system but recommends that students submit their applications for admission by May 1 to ensure space availability. The deadline for applications to be reviewed for honors awards is Jan. 8. The application fee is $50.

How to Apply

To begin your undergraduate education at Pfeiffer University, you need to have completed:

  • Four units of English
  • Three units of math (including Algebra)
  • Two units of science (including one lab science)
  • Two units of social studies
  • Two units of foreign language

Pfeiffer builds upon this solid foundation, providing you the personal attention and experience you need to graduate fully equipped for your future career.

Begin the online application process by clicking here: Apply Online 

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Pay the (nonrefundable) application fee of $50. (You can pay with MasterCard, Visa or by mailing a check or money order with your application.)
  3. Have your high school counselor send your official high school transcript. (A General Education Development certificate is also acceptable.)
  4. Use the following links to send your Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores to the Office of Admissions.

While online applications are encouraged, you can obtain a paper application by:

  • Downloading and printing an application
  • Calling Pfeiffer at (800) 228-1360 or (704) 463-3060
  • Emailing Pfeiffer 
  • Writing to Pfeiffer at:
    The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
    Pfeiffer University
    P.O. Box 960
    Misenheimer, N.C. 28109

Submit paper applications to the address listed above.

Tuition and Fees

We want to help make your studies at Pfeiffer affordable and accessible. Follow these links for more information about:

Within 30 days of acceptance, please pay an advance deposit of $150.00 to guarantee a financial package and reservation in the residence halls. Deposits are refundable until May 1 for fall enrollment and November 1 for spring enrollment.

Learn More

Follow these links for more information:

Prospective Homeschool Students

We recognize the extraordinary talents and achievements that home-educated students bring to our campus. We know, for example, that home-educated students are excelling academically, outperforming their public school peers by 30 to 37 percentile points across all subjects. We also know that home-educated students are involved in an average of 5.2 extracurricular activities.

Homeschool Admission Requirements

Because home-educated students often have varied academic experiences, the credentials used in the application decision process are reviewed on an individual basis. After receiving the required documents, we review the student's admission file and provide an admission and scholarship decision based on the information provided. We require the following documents from home-educated students in order to make an admission decision:

  • Application for admission
  • Essay or writing sample
  • One or more letters of recommendation
  • Copies of all nationally standardized test results (achievement tests), if applicable
  • An outline of all courses taken at the high school level (this may be a transcript) or a portfolio that describes your high school education
  • Transcripts for courses taken at any high school or college (if applicable)
  • A list of extracurricular activities or a resume (helpful, but not required)

If possible, we prefer to schedule an interview with an admissions counselor to get a better understanding of your educational experience.

Helpful Websites for Homeschool Families

Success Tips for Home-Educated Students Who Apply to College

  • Take courses offered outside of the home. Usually a junior or senior in high school may take a class or two at a community college or a four-year university.
  • Keep an ongoing resume or list of activities. Most colleges appreciate knowing how an applicant spends time outside of the classroom environment. By showing involvement, students can help to disprove the myth that home-educated students are less involved than traditional counterparts.
  • Take the SAT and/or ACT during your sophomore, junior and senior year. Typically home-educated students have higher test scores than traditional students.
  • Prepare an essay to send along with the college application describing your homeschool experience.
  • Prepare a list of textbooks used, including authors and publishers.
  • Take the SAT II in addition to the SAT or ACT.
  • Visit the colleges that interest you and interview with an admission representative.

Please note that these tips are not necessarily required from home-educated students. However, many colleges look favorably upon these types of actions.

Accepted Students

Are you ready to enroll at Pfeiffer University?

You've paid your deposit. You've completed the FAFSA. Now what?

1. Send us your final transcript.

2. Please review the following helpful guides and pages:

3. Please review the following forms. If applicable, print, fill out and mail the following forms to the Admissions Office:

  • Disabilities Disclosure Form
  • Athletes must complete and submit all forms required by the Athletic Department. (Some of these forms must be printed out and filled in by your physician; please note which vaccinations are required for our clinic.)

4. Attend Orientation. (New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new students, including transfers and commuters.) Meet faculty, staff, peer mentors and upperclassmen. Get to know your way around campus and make friends so you feel comfortable when you move in.

New students attend two different orientations.

  • SOAR (Summer Orientation Advising and Registration) happens in the summer before enrollment. SOAR is a two-day, overnight experience for new students. During SOAR, students go through advising and register for classes.
  • Fall Orientation begins just before the start of each semester and allows new students to get acquainted with campus resources and meet new friends.

Review the orientation schedule. Find hotel information

Have questions about orientation? Just ask!

Jill Rogers
Director of Orientation
(704) 463-3406

5. Learn about Pfeiffer’s First Year Experience.

6. Log into your my.Pfeiffer account at http://my.pfeiffer.edu.

To access my.Pfeiffer, you will need to use your username and password from your admissions letter.

Username: Student ID Number (included in your admissions letter)
Password: Assigned in your admissions letter

7. Check on your my.Pfeiffer account to find out what to bring and not bring on move-in day!

Meet the Admissions Team

Emily Carella
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Areas: International, Re-Admits, Transfers, Special and Spring Admits

My name is Emily Carella, and I'd like to be the first to welcome you to Pfeiffer University. One of my greatest joys is watching students grow and helping them attain their career goals.  As you explore your educational options, I look forward to assisting you along your journey. I encourage you to come tour our campus; once you visit, you will know why Pfeiffer is the university for you!


Zach Chilton
Admissions Counselor
Area: Western N.C.

My name is Zachary Chilton ’15 and I serve as the admissions counselor in Western North Carolina. I am honored to have the opportunity to guide you through the admissions process and look forward to welcoming our future Falcons to Pfeiffer University. See you on campus soon!



Cheyenne Little
Admissions Counselor
Area: Transfer students, 
Early College, Home School, Stanly and Union County

My name is Cheyenne Little and I serve Central North Carolina as an admissions counselor for Pfeiffer University. I grew up here in Stanly County and am incredibly excited to be working at a prestigious institution such as Pfeiffer in a place so dear to my heart.

It is my goal to answer any questions you may have and make your admission and enrollment as seamless as possible. I look forward to not only helping you with the admission process, but also to seeing you grow as a student and as a person throughout your time here.

My advice is to take advantage of as many opportunities that present themselves to you as possible. I would like to personally invite you to your very first of countless opportunities here at Pfeiffer – a campus tour. Once you set foot our beautiful campus and experience everything we have to offer, you’ll be a Falcon for life!


Angela Nash
Admissions Counselor
Area: Eastern N.C. 

My name is Angela Nash, and I would like to welcome you to Pfeiffer University. It brings me great pleasure to know that I can be part of such an important time in your life. As your admissions counselor, it is my job to ensure you have best experience as you enroll in the university. I also look forward to seeing you grow and blossom into a career-driven adult while you're here. I look forward to assisting you and watching you accomplish all of your goals and dreams. I hope to see you in the village!


Rev. Sherri Barnes
Associate Director for University & Church Relations
Associate Pastor of The Village Church

My name is Sherri Barnes and I am responsible for further developing relationships with and creating programming for United Methodist churches that enhance the professional effectiveness of church leaders. I also  introduce prospective students and their families to Pfeiffer and generate support for Pfeiffer programs that help students become principled Christian leaders, regardless of their chosen major.


Admissions Advisor

Have questions? Just ask!
Admissions Office
(800) 338-2060
(704) 463-3060