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First-Year Admission Requirements

If you are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school, please apply as a first-year student.

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Admissions Requirements

  • You must be enrolled in, or have graduated from, an accredited secondary school. If you are a homeschooled student, please review the homeschool requirements.
  • Given the extraordinary circumstances facing high school students and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAT/ACT scores will not be required for students applying for fall 2021 admission. Students who are unable to submit test scores, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged and will remain eligible for merit scholarships. Please read the full details surrounding this update here.
  • Although not a requirement for admission, the best way to academically prepare for college is to take a college preparatory curriculum, including four years of English, science, social studies, and mathematics (through geometry and intermediate algebra), and a minimum of three years of a foreign language. Spring 2020 update regarding AP/IB credit: For juniors and potential applicants not able to take their AP/IB exams, the Admissions Committee will consider their course completion favorably.

Application Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Official secondary school transcript
  • Senior year grade report
  • Fall 2021 note: Given the extraordinary circumstances facing high school students and families due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SAT/ACT scores will not be required for students applying for fall 2021 admission. Students who are unable to submit test scores, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged and will remain eligible for merit scholarships. Please read the full details surrounding this update here.
  • Secondary school counselor evaluation
  • Two academic recommendations
  • Early Decision agreement (if you are applying ED)

Review our college-specific requirements for any additional items for the college to which you are applying.

Applying for a Discovery Program? You will indicate this on the Common Application. Due to visa application requirements, students applying to a Discovery Program for the fall 2020 semester must be at least 18 years of age by July 1, 2020. Once you submit your Common Application you will receive an email with the required Discovery Program Application Supplement.