Campus visits

Admissions will continue to offer in-person visits for prospective students. These individual visits are by appointment only and follow current Hesston College COVID guidelines. Overnight campus visitors are allowed to stay with proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test upon arrival. Virtual visits will continue to be offered for students who can’t travel to campus.

Counselor travel

High school visits, college fairs, church and youth group visits will resume with consideration of KDHE travel guidelines. Those who are unvaccinated and are traveling in an official Hesston College capacity are expected to wear a mask just as they would in the workplace.

Test-optional Admissions Information for 2022-23

In recognition of the challenges many students have faced in taking the ACT or SAT test during the COVID-19 pandemic, Hesston College has implemented a “test-optional” admissions policy , for applicants who wish to enroll for their first-year of college in the fall 2022.

Students may still submit ACT or SAT scores for consideration in the application review process. Your Admissions Counselor will explain the benefits of both options.

Test scores are required for certain academic programs (nursing, aviation, honors program)

Hesston College continues to thoroughly review a student’s application, transcript(s) and any additional supporting application materials to make an admission decision. If more information is needed, your admissions counselor will reach out to you and let you know about the additional steps.

Admission may be granted to first year applicants who have an unweighted high school grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.00 scale), and a thorough review of the student’s application, transcript(s) and other supporting application materials.* Applicants who do not meet these criteria will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee; admission may be granted or denied. Non-academic criteria may also be considered in the admission process.

*Entrance into certain academic programs may have additional requirements.

Academic Scholarships

Academic scholarships are based on a student’s cumulative high school unweighted GPA and either their ACT/SAT test scores or class rank. A separate application is not required. Students who qualify for an academic scholarship will be notified by their admissions counselor.