Admission and Aid
The Right Choice
In a recent survey, 92% of the class of 2020 said they made the right decision to attend Guilford.
Live Like Royalty
Through Guilford’s renowned study abroad program, you can live and learn in a 13th-century castle high in the Italian Alps.
200 Solar Panels
They heat more than 9,000 gallons of water daily for our residence halls, cafeteria and Physical Education Plant.
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.