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First-Year Students

Ready to apply? Visit the Oglethorpe online application.

Materials required:

  • Application
  • Essay
  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • Standardized test scores (either SAT or ACT)
  • Recommendation completed by a high school counselor or teacher.
  • Application fee (waived until Nov. 15)

Achievement tests, portfolios, or videos are not required for admission purposes. If, upon review of an applicant's file, it is felt that further information would be helpful (i.e. mid-year grades), the student will be notified.

When a student has completed the application process, the admission committee will review the application. If accepted, the student will be required to submit an enrollment deposit of $300 to reserve accommodations for the appropriate semester.

Early Action
Early Action allows students who have a strong interest in the University to apply early and receive a quick response. Completed applications with supporting materials must be postmarked by November 15. All notification letters will be mailed on December 5. Early Action students who are admitted and indicate an interest in scholarships will be considered prior to Regular Decision candidates. (Please note that early action is non-binding). The deposit is refundable through May 1.

Regular Decision
Regular Decision enables students to apply at any time. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning immediately after Early Action reviews (mid December) and continuing as long as space in the class is available. Notification letters will typically be mailed within two weeks of completion unless additional information is needed. The deposit is refundable through May 1.

Suggested Coursework

English 4 years
Mathematics 3 years, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (Trigonometry, Advanced Math, or Calculus recommended)
Science 3 years (4th year recommended)
Social Studies 3 years (4th recommended)
Foreign Language 2+ years recommended

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