What is an Orthodox Christian College?
Saint Katherine College is an independent Orthodox Christian college that adheres to the principles and tenets of the undivided Christian faith handed down from the Apostles. We have received the blessing and cooperation of hierarchs and clergy in the United States but we have no formal affiliation with any jurisdiction. Most of our tenured and tenure-track faculty are Orthodox Christians. Over seventy five percent of our staff and board of trustees are committed Orthodox Christians with the balance being committed Christians from other traditions. Theology is taught from an Orthodox Christian perspective while being mindful and respectful of other religious traditions. The College is a singularly American institution of higher education.
What is your admission policy?
Saint Katherine College takes a holistic view of our potential students. Our admission process takes into account many different aspects. Test scores and grades play an important role because they identify college readiness; participation in extracurricular activities, community service and a desire to engage in a rigorous academic community are also important. The student must also possess a strong desire to be part of a new and exciting community that will build a legacy for future generations. We look at EACH application individually and encourage you to discuss your circumstances and particular interests with our staff.
Can non-Orthodox or non-Christians attend?
Absolutely! We accept qualified students from all faiths and practices. Saint Katherine College is an undergraduate institution, not a seminary or school of theology.
Is this an online school?
We are a residential college. In the future we may have a limited number of classes available on-line.
How much does it cost to attend?
Tuition is $18,385 per year. You can see a breakdown of all fees and estimates for living costs here. The College is committed to providing a high-caliber, affordable Christian education.
Are there scholarships available?
Many scholarships and on-campus work-study programs are available. Students are encouraged to pursue all scholarship opportunities and exhaust options before considering loans.
Do you accept transfer students?
Saint Katherine College admits to its sophomore and junior classes students who have excellent records at other institutions of collegiate rank.
What credits are transferable?
We will accept up to 60 semester hour credits toward the baccalaureate degree from another accredited institution for entry into the sophomore or junior class. Please note that transfer credit is evaluated and awarded after careful review of content alignment with Saint Katherine College programs, and it is awarded on a case-by-case basis.
Is the College approved to offer degrees?
Saint Katherine College is approved to operate as a private, degree-granting college of liberal arts and sciences according to the Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009. (California Education Code §§ 94885, 94887; Title 5, California Code of Regulations §§ 71110-71340).
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888 370-7589) or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet Web site (http://www.bppe.ca.gov/). Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education Physical Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818 Phone Number: (916) 431-6959 Toll Free: (888) 370-7589 Fax Number: (916) 263-1897.