The College for Officer Training is open to all students who qualify under its academic and spiritual standards, regardless of race, national origin, disability status or gender. To be accepted as a cadet academically, a candidate must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. or equivalent educational mark (from countries outside the U.S.). All successful candidates are uniform-wearing, senior soldiers (members) of The Salvation Army for at least one year before entering the College.
In exceptional circumstances, when academic documents are lost or missing (i.e., when foreign or other educational records are not available), a student may still be admitted to the College. In this case, the accepted cadet must demonstrate competency to handle the academic work at a “C” level or better over two academic quarters.