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SHC Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto SHC, the fee for the application costs $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to SHC?

Spring Hill College does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Spring Hill College

SHC is amoderately difficult school to get into. SHC evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, SHC accepted 54% of all applicants., around 1,479 of the 2,736 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like SHC, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does SHC Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at SHC

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

SHC Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to SHC must submit the following items. Double check with SHC's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into SHC?

Students admitted to SHC have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 50% submitted a class rank. At SHC 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 80% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Spring Hill College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 50%
3.75 and 3.99 18%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 8%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 12%
2.00 and 2.49 3%
SHC does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

SHC is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 19% of SHC's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 88% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for SHC?

To be competitive with other SHC applicants, you should strive to earn between 985 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SHC 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 985, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a SHC student is 1062.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SHC students scored 560 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SHC students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for SHC?

To be most competitive at SHC, you should strive to earn between 20 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for SHC's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for SHC students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

Transferring to Spring Hill College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SHC.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in SHC during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

SHC Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to SHC?

Students who are admitted to SHC must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does SHC accept transfer credits?

SHC accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does SHC accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

SHC accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to SHC?

SHC. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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SHC Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

54%

How hard is it to get into SHC? SHC is a somewhat selective institution. The SHC acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 54 out of every 100 applicants.

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SHC Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SHC is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SHC is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

SHC ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

20 to 25

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to SHC is 23. Students with an ACT score of 25 and above have a good chance of getting into SHC. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 25 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

SHC SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

985 - 1130

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Math SAT Range

510 - 560

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Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above

Good

985 to 1130

Avg

985 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for SHC students is 1062. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to SHC, while applicants with SAT scores between 985 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 985 have a low chance of being offered a spot at SHC.

SHC GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.54

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At SHC, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,191

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

54%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,100

Out-of-State

$21,100

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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