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 educational 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 critical 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 Feb. 1.

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

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. Have your high school counselor send your official high school transcript. (A General Education Development certificate is also acceptable.)
  3. Use the following links to submit your Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT) scores to the Office of Admissions (optional).

Tuition and Fees

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

Deposit Now

If you have been accepted in the upcoming class and you are ready to become a Falcon, you can submit your $150 enrollment deposit to reserve your spot! Use the link below to send your deposit electronically through our safe and secure online payment system. 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. Homeschool students are eligible for the same institutional aid as other prospective students. As a Homeschool Friendly University, Pfeiffer excels in providing a welcome and nurturing environment for homeschool students and their families.

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 and submit to the appropriate department listed:

  • 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. (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 enrolling in the Fall will attend two different orientations.

  • SOAR (Summer Orientation Advising and Registration) occurs the summer before enrollment. SOAR is a two-day, overnight experience for new students. During SOAR, students go through advising, register for classes and attend other informational sessions.
  • Fall Orientation occurs before move-in day in August and allows new students to get acquainted with campus resources and meet their peers.

New students enrolling in the Spring will attend one orientation.

  • Spring Orientation occurs before move-in day in January and allows new students to get acquainted with campus resources and meet their peers.

Have questions about orientation? Just ask!

Regina Simmons
Director of Residence Life
(704) 463-3404

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 fill out the housing application and to find out what to bring and not bring on move-in day!

Meet the Admissions Team

Emily CarellaEmily Carella
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Areas: International

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 tour our campus; once you visit, you will know why Pfeiffer is the university for you!


Alex BaldyAlex Baldy
Admissions Counselor
Area: Eastern N.C., Stanly County, N.C. & Virginia

My name is Alex Baldy, and I serve Stanly County, Eastern NC, and Virginia as an admissions counselor for Pfeiffer University. It is my absolute pleasure to work with you during your exciting transition into college. I am committed to making this transition a smooth one, and I am here to answer any questions you may have. You will discover that Pfeiffer is an extraordinary place that provides you with the guidance, support, and community that will prepare you for whatever you may be working towards. I look forward to assisting you as you begin your Pfeiffer Journey. Go Falcons!


Wayne LipfordWayne Lipford
Admissions Counselor
Area: Mecklenburg County, N.C. and All Other States

My name is Wayne Lipford Jr ‘16, and I serve as an admissions counselor here at Pfeiffer University. My journey at Pfeiffer University was a blast. My duty is to provide you with the best college journey of your life. Success starts here at Pfeiffer University.


Ashe LynzieLynzie Ashe
Admissions Counselor
Area: Western North Carolina

My name is Lynzie Ashe and I serve the Western North Carolina region as an admissions counselor for Pfeiffer University. I am so excited to help you find your passion at Pfeiffer and help you make this your new home! It is my duty to answer any of your questions and help make your transition an enjoyable experience. Pfeiffer is a community that will allow you to feel supported and encouraged throughout your education career. I cannot wait to watch you grow and experience Pfeiffer for the amazing university that it is. See you around campus and GO FALCONS!


Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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