Admission and Aid
Start Something Big
Launch the next hot startup, lead a cause, get into your dream graduate school, or be a leader in your current career. Whatever your plans, Guilford has a program for you. With real-world experiences like internships, cutting-edge research, and study abroad opportunities, you'll hit the job market with a résumé already packed with accomplishments.
Financial Aid and Cost
Your goals are too important to let money stand in the way. That’s why Guilford awards more than $23,000 in financial aid on average to our students. From scholarships that recognize your commitment to community service and academic excellence to grants that recognize your need for assistance, we offer numerous options to finance your education.
In addition, you'll be assigned a financial aid counselor who will help you bridge the gap between college costs and your ability to pay. You have goals, and we want to be sure that you have all the necessary tools to meet them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Guilford is a test-optional North Carolina college. If you like, you can submit test scores. If not, please mark the test-optional box on the Common Application. Learn more.
You can apply early decision (binding), early action (non-binding), or regular decision. See details on the Apply page.
For first-year students, we consider all information available to us, including test scores (if submitted, but Guilford is a test optional North Carolina college), academic record, extracurricular activities, personal essay (if submitted), and school recommendations from a counselor and a teacher.
For transfer students, we consider your most recent academic performance. We also consider test scores (if submitted, as they're optional), academic record, extracurricular activities, your personal essay (if submitted), and Dean of Students form.
If you were enrolled at the College and left for any reason other than to attend a Guilford-run or Guilford-affiliated study abroad program, you must apply for readmission. Go to this page to review deadlines and requirements and to complete the Application for Readmission form.
Please contact the Office of Admission using our toll free number, 1.800.992.7759. The admission staff is available to assist you during the application process and until the time you arrive on campus. Learn more on the College's page dedicated to international students.