Freshman Admissions

You Are Meant for Something Bigger

PBA offers over 100 academic programs and degree pathways to help you live a life of purpose. Our undergraduates don’t just go on to great careers and competitive graduate schools—they become who they are called to be. Our admissions counselors are ready to help you take your first step toward the future you were chosen for.

What to Expect

We typically begin renewing applications in September and do so on a rolling basis from that point forward. After you submit your completed application, you can expect an admission decision in about 72 hours. If you are accepted, confirm your spot to begin your journey at PBA by submitting your enrollment deposit!

Submit Your Application

You can start applying to PBA the summer before your Senior Year.

Application Review

We begin reviewing applications every September on a rolling basis.

Wait for Your Admission Decision

Once you submit your application documents, you can expect an admission decision in about 72 hours.

Confirm Your Spot

Congratulations! Remember to submit your $300 enrollment deposit as soon as you come to a decision, so you can enroll in classes and secure housing. Class selection and housing priority are offered on a first-come, first served basis based on deposit date.

How to Apply to PBA

Apply to PBA in three simple steps. Fill out our online application or apply on the Common Application or through Scoir, submit your transcripts, and send any test scores* you would like us to see.

Review Requirements

Entering PBA as a freshman, a transfer, an international student, or with a different designation? Be sure to check the admission requirements specific to your path.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Complete Your Online Application

Once you’ve checked your requirements, create an account to begin your online application.

Online Application

Submit Your Transcripts

Your application isn’t complete without your transcript. Send a hard copy or an electronic copy using a service like National Student Clearing House, or upload it to your Application Status page.

Transcripts

Test Scores

Although PBA is test optional, we are happy to consider your CLT, ACT or SAT scores. Use school code 5553 to send you SAT results to PBA, and school code 0793 to send your ACT results.

School Codes

Test-Optional Policy

*Admission to PBA is test optional

  • Some scholarship or supplemental applications may require a test score and PBA reserves the right to request a test score
  • Some state and federal grants may require a test score

Timeline

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March 1, 2024

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Accepted Students Day

March 28, 2024

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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to PBA! This is just the start of your adventure! There are a few more steps you need to take to join our caring community and begin learning toward the life you were chosen for.

Submit Your Enrollment Deposit

Submit your $300 enrollment deposit to secure your spot in housing and classes. Remember, class selection and housing placement are offered on a first come, first served basis based on deposit date.

Enrollment Deposit

Submit Your FAFSA

Submit your FAFSA, and add PBA as one of your schools, so we can create your financial aid offer. PBA’s school code for the FAFSA is 008849.

FAFSA

Visit Campus

Visit our campus in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida to experience our Christ-centered community, meet PBA students, learn about your academic program, and more. We offer individual visits and event days throughout the year.

Visit

Speak with a Counselor

Our admissions counselors are here to support you throughout your journey to PBA. Their care and drive will empower you to make the most of every class and opportunity. And they are available to answer your questions as you prepare to make PBA your new home.

Meet Your Counselor

Explore Our Community

Everything PBA has to offer—pristine beaches less than a mile from campus, access to world-class culture and internship opportunities in West Palm Beach, state-of-the-art facilities, and a caring community of faculty and friends—is the empowering backdrop to something much bigger: the purpose you were chosen for. Schedule a virtual or in-person visit today.

Plan a Visit

Take the Next Step

Move closer to the life you were chosen for. Enroll today!

561-803-2100 | Admit@pba.edu