The goal of the Guilford admission process is to select applicants who will benefit most from a Guilford education and contribute significantly to the Guilford community. The admission committee thoroughly reviews each applicant to determine academic preparation as well as to evaluate other qualities such as leadership, creativity, and school and community involvement.
For first-year students, we consider your coursework and grades, with the expectation that you will have at least four college-preparatory courses each year and the hope that you have challenged yourself with advanced courses where available. To the extent that we can, we also consider the level of competition in your secondary school. We will also consider all information available to us, including test scores, academic record, extracurricular activities, your personal essay and school recommendations from a counselor and a teacher.
For transfer students, we consider your most recent academic performance as an indicator of your preparation and readiness for the Guilford experience. The admission committee thoroughly reviews each applicant to determine academic preparation as well as to evaluate other qualities such as leadership, creativity and school and community involvement. To the extent that we can, we also consider the level of rigor at your previous college(s) or university(ies). We will also consider all information available to us, including test scores, academic record, extracurricular activities, your personal essay and Dean of Students form.
Please visit the Apply page for all important Admission deadlines.
If you were enrolled at Guilford College and left for any reason other than to attend a Guilford-run or Guilford-affiliated study abroad program, you must apply for readmission. Review the Apply page for more information on readmission.
Guilford is a test-optional school, so we do not require SAT or ACT test scores for admission to the College. Students may submit scores from either exam, OR they may mark the test-optional box on the Common Application and submit an
of two additional writing samples for review.
Guilford offers a variety of financial assistance resources for U.S. citizens and permanent residents
as well as international students
To reserve a spot in our new class, students may submit their $400 Enrollment Deposit to the Admission Office through one of the following two options:
- Calling the Admission office at 800.992.7759 and paying over the phone by credit or debit card
- Mailing a check or money order made payable to Guilford College, along with the Candidate Reply Card found the the admission packet to:
5800 W. Friendly Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27410
**If you decide not to attend Guilford after you submit your enrollment deposit, the deposit is refundable if the request is received in writing by May 1.
Yes, students may bring a car to Guilford and pay a $70 parking fee per year. Many students choose to carpool, ride their bike or use the city bus to navigate around Greensboro. Within walking distance to campus, you will find a grocery store, coffee shops, restaurants, pharmacies, banks and great walking/biking trails.
Admission Counselors work with students in territories based on school state.
Meet Your Admissions Counselor
Yes, Guilford's campus is fully wireless. Laptops may be checked out of the library for daily use.