Frequently Asked Questions
Is The College of Golf accredited?
Yes. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097) to award the Associate’s of Science Degree with a major in golf management. College of Golf graduates will receive 6 credits toward their PGA Membership.
Where is the campus located?
The College of Golf is located in West Palm Beach, FL.
How long is the program and what degree will I earn?
The College of Golf awards an Associate of Science degree in Golf Management to graduating students who meet the degree requirements. The program is designed to be completed in 16 months.
Do I need a certain handicap to attend your school?
The College of Golf does not have a handicap requirement to attend our school. However, since playing golf is a part of the curriculum, you should speak to an Admissions Counselor to determine if your playing ability is appropriate for the curriculum and golf career path you are seeking. Certain golf jobs require playing ability, while others do not. Request our Free Golf Career Guide to learn more about golf job opportunities.
Do you have a golf team?
Yes we do! All students can attempt to qualify for one of our intercollegiate golf team. The teams compete in NAIA and NCCGA sanctioned events on a regional basis. Talk to one of our PGA staff members for more details.
What if I want to continue on and earn a bachelor's degree?
Graduates of the College of Golf at Keiser University can transfer into an Bachelor of Science degree at Keiser University (on ground or online). Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System helps ensure the ease of transferring credits between participating accredited educational institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please see the campus Department of Academics for more information.
How many students are in each class?
There are a maximum of 24 students per classroom, depending upon the course.
What is your student-to-instructor ratio?
Our student/instructor ratio is dependent on the number of students enrolled per semester, and varies depending on the activity. Lab and range work will have a lower ratio than classroom lecture.
What can I expect my schedule to be like?
Students are in class four days a week, three hours a day and you will know your schedule for all 16 months on your 1st day! Students needing to complete some of all of the general education requirement have the option of taking these courses online or in-class. The rest of a student's week is free for practicing, playing, networking, and other favorite activities.
Does The College of Golf accept transfer credits from other schools?
Yes. For students enrolling in the Golf Management associates degree program transfer credit for general education courses (up to 21 semester credit hours) is possible. Credit for courses or degrees completed at another institution is subject to approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs. These courses or degrees must be similar in content and duration to those offered in the program for which an applicant has applied. The Dean of Academic Affairs makes a temporary evaluation from unofficial transcripts. However, only courses listed on official transcripts receive permanent official transfer credit.
Do I need to bring a computer?
Access to a computer for class assignments is a necessary part of the program, however students are not required to have their own computer. The College of Golf will have a fully equipped computer lab and several other computer stations throughout the campus. Students looking to take advantage of the V1 Professional software used for golf instruction should contact an Admissions Counselor to verify their computer meets V1 requirements.
What financial aid do you offer?
A variety of Federal Financial Aid and Veteran's benefits are available for those who qualify. These may include Grants & Scholarships as well as Student Loans. See the Financial Options page for more details.
How do I buy textbooks?
Textbooks can be purchased online beginning 30 days prior to the semester start. Textbooks can be shipped directly to you or you can pick them up at the campus.
What is Orientation?
Orientation day is designed to allow students to smoothly transistion to life at the College of Golf. Incoming students will have an opportunity to meet classmates, instructors, PGA Professionals, and support staff. This is an exciting day for everyone involved and will set the tone for the next 4 semesters!
What are my housing options?
The College of Golf at Keiser University offers on campus housing plans, and we can can assist you with finding a good option from the many affordable apartments, condos, and houses in the immediate area. Our relationships with many local housing options allow for leases that match academic terms, and we can help put you in touch with potential roommates. Being a well known golf vacation destination, West Palm Beach has many rental options within a short distance of the campus.
What are the admissions requirements for The College of Golf at Keiser University?
All applicants to the College of Golf at Keiser University must provide:
● Verification of high school graduation or GED completion.
● An official high school transcript must be sent directly from the graduate’s high school/school district or official GED scores sent directly from the appropriate GED testing center or records center.
An entrance exam is required if the student does not have the results of a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing exam (ACT). If available, the required scores are either a combined score of 1420 on the SAT or a composite score of 17 on the ACT.
Is financial aid available to international students?
Keiser University has been approved as an eligible institution by the United States Department of Education to participate in Federal Financial Aid Programs. Please note students must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States in order to be eligible for Federal funding. Keiser University has several institutional and Federal Aid programs available to students who qualify – see the Financial Services page for more details.
What do tuition and fees include?
Tuition & Fees include individual tee times made available to students each week, tournament golf rounds each semester, a comprehensive driving range practice package, use of the College of Golf indoor facilities and swing analysis equipment, and lessons and clinics from our PGA staff.
Is the College of Golf eligible for VA benefits?
Yes. Keiser University is a participant of the Military Reimbursement Program and is approved for Veteran training.
How long has Keiser University been in operation?
Since our start in 1977 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Keiser University has grown to be one of the largest independent colleges in Florida with multiple locations throughout Florida. The College of Golf at Keiser University continues the student first tradition.