Guidance for High Schoolers

Bob Jones University

Greenville, South Carolina
Bob Jones University exists to grow Christlike character that is scripturally disciplined, others-serving, God-loving, Christ-proclaiming and focused above.

Charleston Southern

Charleston, South Carolina
CSU's mission is to promote academic excellence in a Christian environment.

Liberty University

Lynchburg, Virginia
A Christian academic community in the tradition of evangelical institutions, continuing the philosophy of education which first gave rise to the university.

North Greenville University

Tigerville, S.C.
North Greenville University exists to glorify God by cultivating graduates who are equipped to serve as transformational leaders for church and society.

Maranatha Baptist

Watertown, Wisconsin
The mission of Maranatha, “to develop leaders for ministry in the local church and the world ‘To the Praise of His Glory,’” comes directly from Ephesians 1:12.

Cedarville University

Cedarville, Ohio
Cedarville touts exceptional academics with a distinctly biblical worldview.

Pensacola Christian

Pensacola, Florida
Promoting the cause of Christ by providing a Christian-traditional, liberal arts education that develops students spiritually, intellectually, morally, culturally, and socially.

Columbia International

Columbia, South Carolina
For nearly a century, CIU has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ.

Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina
Anderson provides a transformational education experience within an intentionally Christian environment with a commitment to great academics, great faith, great hospitality, and great purpose.
  • Bob Jones University does not have a minimum required SAT score for admission, but higher scores could lead to scholarships. Find out more here.
  • Maranatha Baptist does not require the SAT, but does require applicants to take the ACT. Find out more here.
  • Liberty University encourages undergraduate applicants to strive for an SAT score of 1020 or higher. The average SAT score for Liberty students is 1020-1220. Find out more here.
  • Anderson University gives full consideration to all students regardless of test scores, but a minimum 3.0 GPA is required. Find out more here.
  • Pensacola Christian College is test-optional through fall 2022 because of continuing challenges with access to ACT and SAT testing centers. Undergraduate applicants are not required to submit a test score for admission. But if an applicant has a score, it can be submitted for evaluation. Find out more here.

S.C. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Up to $6,700 for first year and $7,500 for subsequent years at S.C. colleges
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and S.C. residents who plan to enroll in a degree-seeking program at an eligible S.C. institution.

S.C. Hope Scholarships

Uop to $3,800 for incoming college freshmen
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and S.C. residents who plan to enroll in a degree-seeking program at an eligible S.C. institution and do not qualify for Palmetto or Life scholarships.

S.C. Life Scholarships

Cost of attendance up to $4,700
Applicants must be S.C. residents who plan to enroll in a degree-seeking S.C. institution with at least a 3.0 GPA, minimum SAT score of 1100, and in the top 30 percent of graduating class.

S.C. Tuition Grants

Need-based grant assistance to eligible S.C. students obtaining an undergraduate degree from eligible S.C. colleges
Students apply for aid by filling out the FAFSA.
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“Enrolling in an institution of higher learning gives the student new responsibilities, especially if he leaves his home to go to school. No matter how restrictive the school environment, the student will have to make decisions without the close support of parents and familiar surroundings. It is essential, therefore, that the school duplicate as nearly as possible the environment of the student’s Christian home and that it offer a program consistent with the family’s educational objectives for the student.
“The above considerations should necessitate the student’s refusing to place himself under the tutelage of unsaved instructors unnecessarily. Education is inherently religious; thus, a teacher’s religious views inevitably influence what he teaches. Though some areas of study are less subject to philosophic manipulation than others, none is completely immune (I Cor. 2:6-16; II Cor. 10:5). Consequently, a Christian young person should, whenever possible, seek training by Christian instructors in a Christian school.”
-James Deuink, “Charting the Course,” 2003.