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A Principle-Approach K-12 Christian School in Lancaster County, PA

College Acceptance & Grades

Dayspring students have the opportunity to earn up to 30 college credits before graduating from high school through our dual enrollment program with Cairn University and AP courses. Many of our students arrive at college already having earned a full semester of credits.

Dayspring Christian Academy Students have been accepted at the following colleges:

Alvernia College

Amherst College

Arcadia University

Belmont University

Blinn College

Bloomsburg University

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Bucknell University

Cairn University

Cecil County Community College

Cedarville University

Central Pennsylvania College

Colorado Christian University

Colorado State University

Covenant College

Delaware Valley College

DeSales University

Dickinson College

Drexel University

East Stroudsburg University

Eastern College

Elizabethtown College

Faulkner State Community College

Franciscan University

Franklin and Marshall College

Gardner-Webb University

Geneva College

Gettysburg College

Honors Program Gordon College

Grand Canyon University

Greenville College

Grove City College

Harcum College

Harrisburg Area Community College

Hillcrest College

Hillsdale College

Houghton College

Indiana University

Ithaca College

ITT Technical Institute

James Madison University

Juniata College

Keystone Technical Institute

King’s College

Korean College

Kutztown College

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Lancaster School of Massage

La Salle University

Lee University

Liberty University

Linfield College (Richland)

Lock Haven University

Loyola University

Mansfield University

Marywood University

Messiah College

Miami University

Millersville University

Millersville University – Honors

Moody Bible Institute

Moravian College

Mount Saint Mary’s University

Northeastern University

Oxford College

Palm Beach Atlantic University

Patrick Henry College

Penn State University – College of Information Sciences and Technology

Penn State University – Abington

Penn State University – University Park

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pensacola Christian College

Piedmont Baptist University

Pittsburg University at Johnstown

Purdue University

Reading Area Community College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Shenandoah University

Shippensburg University

Southeastern University State

University of New York-Albany State

University of New York-Buffalo

Swarthmore College

Taylor University

Temple University

Thaddeus Stevens Technical College

Thomas Jefferson University

Towson University

Trinity University

Union University

University of Baltimore

University of Delaware

University of Kansas

University of Maryland

University of Miami

University of North Carolina

University of Oregon

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

University of the Sciences (Philadelphia)

Valley Forge Christian College

Washington State University

Washington University

West Chester University

West Virginia University

Wheaton College

Word of Life Bible Institute

Yale University

York College

GPA and Class Rank Computation

A student’s grade point average and class rank reflect their academic achievement in grades 9 through 12 and are computed cumulatively on the basis of a four-point scale at the conclusion of the year. Final marks in all credit courses are used, and Honors and AP courses are weighted. All courses taken at Dayspring Christian Academy, except college courses, are included in the computation.

Top SAT Scores for College-Bound Seniors
Year Score
2001 1450
2002 1270
2003 1470
2004 1340
2005 1410
2006 1370
2007 1730
2008 2160
2009 1990
2010 1900
2011 1920
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Examination Results
Year National Average DCA Average
2000 1014 1129
2001 1014 1096
2002 1020 1047
2003 1026 1197
2004 1026 1040
2005 1028 1091
2006* 1021 1123
2007* 1017 1110
2008* 1020 1114
2009 1511 1536
2010* 1016 1112
2011* 1017 1013

*In 2006, the SAT began including the writing component. We have not included that score in these results.

National Merit Program
Designation Year
Commended 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2014, 2015
Semi-Finalist 2007, 2009, 2016
Finalist 2001, 2007, 2009, 2017

Learn more about our enrollment requirements.