Apply - New Saint Andrews College

Girl writing

Apply

To start your application process, fill out an application form by clicking on one of the links below. An application fee will be assessed.  As an applicant, you are either a matriculating student (full or part-time student pursuing a degree) or a non-matriculating student (taking classes for credit but not pursuing a degree or simply auditing courses). Based on your desired level of enrollment, you may be required to fulfill all or some of the following supplementary information requirements. While all items are to be submitted online, see below for detailed explanations of the required components.

Undergraduate Application Forms


Undergraduate Application
Undergraduate Non-Matriculating Application
(To enroll or audit without pursuing a degree)
Dual Credit Application
Receive NSA credit for courses taken through NSA Latin, Roman Roads Media, Logos Online, etc.

Graduate Application Forms


MA in Theology & Letters Application
MFA Application
CCS Application
Graduate Non-Matriculating Application
(To enroll or audit, without pursuing a degree)

Conservatory of Music
Application Form


Conservatory Application

Undergraduate Application Requirements in Detail

Graduate Application Requirements in Detail

Essays

Essays

Why you wish to attend New Saint Andrews College

In 500 words or less, the Admissions Committee wants to know how serious a student is about attending the College and how well the student will fit in with the other Christian scholars in our community. Because New Saint Andrews admits only 50-60 full-time firstyear students annually, each new student is an important addition to the character and culture of the College. The Committee tries to identify applicants whose educational goals and interests will be best served by the College, and whose presence will be a positive addition to the College. The Committee encourages applicants to explain why they think New Saint Andrews meets their specific academic and personal goals, and why they think they will benefit from the College’s programs.

 

Copy of an essay previously submitted for academic credit

(Required for all scholarship applicants)

The Admissions Committee has found that copies of previously graded academic work are helpful in assessing an applicant’s rhetorical skills. Because these abilities are so important for academic success at New Saint Andrews, applicants are encouraged to provide an example of what they consider their best work. The essay must be the student’s work alone, and preference is given to original copies of essays graded by a parent or teacher. The essay may be on any subject and in any style of writing, but it should be an example of what the student considers his or her best academic work.

Copy of an Essay Previously Submitted for Academic Credit.

(For MA and CCS)

The Admissions Committee has found that copies of previously graded academic work are helpful in assessing an applicant’s rhetorical skills. Because these abilities are so important for academic success at New Saint Andrews, applicants are encouraged to provide an example of what they consider their best undergraduate )or previous graduate) work. The essay may been any subject and in any style of writing, but it should be an example of what the student considers his or her best academic work.

Writing Sample (2 of 3 needed)

(For MFA)

  • 15-25 pages of prose (which may be any combination of short fiction, nonfiction, a novel, or manuscript excerpt)
  • 10 pages of poetry (which may be twenty individual short poems, or several longer poems)
  • 15 minutes of drama (which may be any 15 pages from a script for TV, short film, or a feature).

Evaluations

Evaluations

Pastoral Evaluation

The Admissions Committee considers confidential pastoral evaluations very seriously. These evaluations provide non-academic indicators of basic personal, familial, social, and spiritual traits that are essential to the Committee’s assessment of how well a student will fit in at New Saint Andrews. When a pastoral evaluation seems to contradict other evidence in the applicant’s portfolio, the Admissions Committee may contact the pastor and/or the applicant directly to seek additional information and clarification.

The applicants are responsible for contacting their pastors and requesting that they fill out the Pastoral Evaluation Form. The completed pastoral evaluation form must be returned directly to the College and should not be returned by the applicant.

 

ACADEMIC EVALUATION

The Admissions Committee values the confidential academic evaluations of educators who know the applicant well. These evaluations provide academic indicators that are essential to the Committee’s assessment of how well a student will fit in at New Saint Andrews. When an academic evaluation seems to contradict other evidence in the applicant’s portfolio, the Admissions Committee may contact the teacher/ advisor and/or the applicant directly to seek additional information and clarification. The applicants are responsible for contacting their teachers/advisors and requesting that they fill out the Academic Evaluation Form. The completed academic evaluation form must be returned directly to the College and should not be returned by the applicant.

 

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL COMMITMENT & DISCLOSURE

Because the College limits its enrollment, the Admissions Committee wants to know whether applicants can meet their financial obligations so it does not displace qualified applicants who are able to pay.

The point is not to pry into your personal financial records, but to simply receive personal assurance that you will be able to meet your financial obligations to the College if accepted and that you are willing to take responsibility for this commitment.

Transcripts and Test Scores

SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

Successful applicants typically average “B” or better grades in their general secondary-level studies. The Admissions

Committee gives careful attention to an applicant’s record in English, languages, history, and social studies in order to assess the student’s ability to meet the College’s significant reading and writing requirements. Previous Latin and classical studies are not required, but they may prove helpful in demonstrating a student’s ability and commitment to pursuing the College’s classical curriculum.

Home-schooled applicants should provide evidence of completion of secondary-level studies by submitting GED scores or other record of academic assessment, such as a full transcript of courses completed, including grades earned, date of graduation or completion and/or narrative evaluation of performance.

Pastoral Evaluation

The Admissions Committee considers confidential pastoral evaluations very seriously. These evaluations provide non-academic indicators of basic personal, familial, social, and spiritual traits that are essential to the Committee’s assessment of how well a student will fit in at New Saint Andrews. When a pastoral evaluation seems to contradict other evidence in the applicant’s portfolio, the Admissions Committee may contact the pastor and/or the applicant directly to seek additional information and clarification. The applicants are responsible for contacting their pastors and requesting that they fill out the Pastoral Evaluation Form. The completed Pastoral Evaluation Form must be returned directly to the College and should not be returned by the applicant.

 

Statement of Financial Commitment and Disclosure

Because the College limits its enrollment, the Admissions Committee wants to know whether applicants can meet their financial obligations so it does not displace qualified applicants who are able to pay. The Point is not to pry into your personal financial records, but to simply receive personal assurance that you will be able to meet your financial obligations to the cCollege if accepted and that you are willing to take responsibility for this commitment.

 

Letters of Recommendation (For MA/CCS)

Applicants should ask two academic faculty members with first-hand familiarity of the applicant’s abilities and character to write letters of recommendation. The letters should evaluate the applicant’s:

  • Intellectual and academic abilities;
  • Diligence, work quality, and work ethic;
  • Self-discipline, insight, and creativity;
  • Integrity and honesty;
  • Maturity, humility, and wisdom;
  • Ability to work closely with others;
  • Sense of humour; response to criticism;
  • Personal reputation and character.

Letters of recommendation should provide specific examples of the applicant’s most noteworthy strengths and weaknesses in the areas of evaluation rather than general remarks without supporting details. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the College’s Graduate Admissions office (not to the applicant).

 

Letter of Recommendation (For MFA)

Two letters of recommendation from former undergraduate or graduate teachers or from other professionals who know your writing. The recommendations should comment specifically on the student’s writing ability and suitability/qualification for a terminal degree. Letters should be sent directly to the College’s Graduate Admissions at:

New Saint Andrews College
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 9025
Moscow, ID 83843

 

 STANDARDIZED EXAMINATION SCORES

(ACT, CLT, or SAT)

The College uses these standardized tests as one way (among several) to identify an applicant’s areas of academic strength and weakness. The College has found these tests to be generally reliable indicators of future academic success at the undergraduate level, but the Admissions Committee never considers them apart from the context of the student’s overall academic record and application portfolio.

The College requires a composite score of:

• 22 OR HIGHER ON THE ACT
• 80 OR HIGHER ON THE CLT
• 1100 OR HIGHER ON THE SAT
Students who score below the required minimums may still be admitted on a provisional basis and given the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities during one academic term.

 

A NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS

New Saint Andrews welcomes applications from prospective students who have completed post-secondarylevel coursework at other colleges or universities and who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree at New Saint Andrews.

The integrative and intensive nature of the New Saint Andrews curriculum usually allows a limited number of transfer credits or course equivalencies from other colleges and universities.

The College accepts transfer course equivalencies only for courses completed with a grade of “B” or better. The College accepts no transfer course equivalencies or credits for students entering its two-year Associate of Arts program.

Applicants transferring from other institutions must request that official transcripts of all their prior college- level coursework be sent directly to the New Saint Andrews Admissions Office.

 

A NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students whose native language is other than English must achieve either a score of at least 570 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and 4.5 on the Test of Written English (TWE), or a score of at least 230 on the computerbased TOEFL with a 4.5 minimum on the essay portion of the exam.

Transcripts and Test Scores

College Transcript

Please arrange to have sent official copies of academic record from all postsecondary education to:

New Saint Andrews College
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 9025
Moscow, ID 83843

 

GRE Scores

Please have your GRE scores sent directly to the College

Required Supplemental Information

Letter Summarizing Interests and Graduate Educational Goals
(For MA and CCS)

The Graduate Admissions Committee looks for a clear, concise, and honest statement of an applicant’s background, beliefs, and reasons for wanting to purusegraduate study at New Saint Andrews.Studnets are not required to subscribe to the college’s statement of Faith, but they should indicate what they believe with regard to basic Christian doctrine. All students who attend New Saint Andrews must pledge in writing to maintain sound Christian doctrine, to regularly attend an orthodox church, and to maintain a teachable spirit. The Comittee encourages applicants to explain why they think New Saint Andrews meets their specific academic and personal goals, and why they think they will personally benefit from our graduate program.

 

Letter Summarizing Interest and Educational Goals
(For MFA)

The Graduate Admissions Committee looks for a clear, concise, and honest statement of the Applicant’s background, beliefs, and reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at New Saint Andrews.

Students are not required to subscribe to the College’s Statement of Faith, but they should indicate what they believe with regard to basic Christian doctrine, to regularly attend an orthodox church, and to maintain a teachable spirit.

In 300-500 words, please discuss; your approach to writing and reading; the books, works of art, movies, and/or other sources which influence your writing; what you believe the purpose of writing is for; what you’d like to accomplish during and after your MFA.