Application Instructions for First-Year Students
To be considered for admission to Guilford College, first-year students who are U.S. citizens must:
|Submit a completed online application (either the Guilford College Application or the Common Application).
Transcripts and Test Scores
Supply your official high school transcripts, college transcripts, GED scores, if applicable, via the Secondary School Report Form and either your SAT I (Guilford SAT Code: 5261) or ACT (Guilford ACT Code: 3106) scores OR an Academic Portfolio of 2 additional writing samples.
| Submit a personal essay.|
| Supply at least one academic Letter of Recommendation.|
Home Schooled Applicants Only
Home schooled applicants must also submit the following:
- A junior/senior year reading list.
- Transcript or course/curriculum descriptions presented in an easy to read format. At a minimum, applicants should have academic units in the following areas: English (4), Mathematics (3), Natural Science (3-4), Foreign Language (2-4), History (3)
- Resume of activities
- Recommendation from a non-family member (such as employer, coach, minister/clergy)
- Required interview. Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule
- A brief description of factors that led to your decision to home school
Application Deadlines for First-Year Students
A student’s application and all required supporting materials must be received by the Admission Office by the dates listed below to receive notification of the admission decision.
Early Action admission means that Guilford College is one of your top choices for higher learning. Applying early action means that your application will be evaluated in the first round of admission decisions. You may be admitted, denied or deferred to the pool of candidates in the regular decision round. If you are admitted during the Early Action stage, you have until May 1, the common reply date, to inform Guilford if you will attend.
Early Action I
|For students entering in August of 2014, applications must be received by November 15, 2013 to receive notification in December.|
Early Action II
|For students entering in August of 2014, applications must be received by January 15, 2014 to receive notification in February.|
For students entering in August of 2014, applications must be received by February 15, 2014 to receive notification in March. Applications received after March will be reviewed and admitted (if appropriate) on a space available basis.
For students entering in January of 2014, applications must be received by November 15, 2013.
Important Deadlines for First-Year Students
Once you’ve been admitted to Guilford College, submit your deposit as soon as possible but no later than May 1 by either calling the Office of Admission at 800.992.7759 or by sending the deposit to the Office of Admission. The $400 enrollment deposit reserves your place in the class of 2014.
Please review the Admission Calendar for more important dates for Admitted students.