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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.

You're Invited to Open House

Please join us!


It's a beautiful time of year to visit campus, and we're excited to introduce you to life as a Guilfordian. While here, you'll take a tour of campus and learn more about academics, team advising, and the Guilford Edge. Register today by selecting the date below.

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High School Students

Learn how to apply, including what documents you need to submit.

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Transfer Students

From the application process to credit evaluation, Guilford has your transfer needs covered.

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International Students

Join a diverse college community of students and faculty from more than 30 different countries.

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Continuing Education

Returning to school after time off? Looking for a place you'll be welcomed and recognized? Guilford is here for you, too!

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Military Veterans

Guilford awards up to 16 credits for military experience.

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Certificates of Study

We offer focused programs of study in Chemistry, Forensic Science, Interpersonal Communication, and Organizational Communication. 

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Post-Baccalaureate Programs

Students who already have a bachelor's degree can enter from one of our career-advancing post-baccalaureate programs.


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Guilford Is Committed to Affordability

Guilford College promises every first-time applicant generous institutional aid. Awards start at $15,000 per year and go up to $27,000 per year or more, depending on your prior academic success. It's called the Guilford College Commitment.

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Gain the 4-1-0 Advantage

Four Years, 1 Tuition, No Worries — that's right, your tuition will never increase at Guilford. So you can focus on learning, not finances, and you can build a financial plan with confidence.


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Majors and Minors

Choose from 40-plus majors and 50-plus minors or create your own path to success through our Interdisciplinary Studies program.

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Seeing is Believing

Our students are future writers, doctors, and entrepreneurs. They're also great tour guides! See for yourself by scheduling a visit to Guilford.

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Career Development

From internship search tools to tips on nailing a job interview, your career journey starts at Guilford.

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Admitted Students

Congratulations on being admitted to Guilford! Here’s what you do next.


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.

Making the Application Process More Accessible


Students may submit scores by taking a screenshot or scanning a copy of their score report and emailing it to the appropriate Admission personnel. The College also accepts test scores directly from students’ high school counselors. This allows students to submit their scores to Guilford without using the official College Board or ACT score report submission process, which can require a fee. 

"Allowing unofficial test scores makes it possible for students who are not able to obtain official copies of their SAT or ACT score reports to complete their Guilford College application," says Kyle Wooden '11, Director of Admission. "Thus, students will hear back from us sooner with their admission decision and potential scholarship opportunities."

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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.

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Financial Aid

Our financial aid packages will put an education at Guilford well within your reach.

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Scholarships and Grants

Guilford scholarships, which range from $5,000 to $20,000 annually, are one way we keep your education affordable.

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Apply for Aid

From forms to deadlines, we have everything you need to get started on financing your education.


How Can We Help?

Our friendly team of admission counselors are available to answer your questions.


Guilford's faculty and staff take a collaborative approach to advising every student every step of the way — from your admission to graduation, and beyond. Contact the admission team and get your first look at Guilford's personalized, hands-on approach to your education.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are ACT and/SAT scores required for admission?

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.

What are your admission deadlines?

You can apply early decision (binding), early action (non-binding), or regular decision. See details on the Apply page.

How do you make your admission decisions?

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.

I’m a former Guilford College student who wants to reapply. How do I do that?

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.

I’m an international student. Who can address my questions and concerns?

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.