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Your Journey Starts Here

Applying to Guilford College is simple and free. To kick off the application process, find the category that best fits your plan. If you have any questions along the way, we're here to help.

Join us for a Fall Open House!

Dates include Sept. 28 and Nov. 11.

You'll tour campus, meet with students, faculty, and staff, and have lunch in our recently refreshed Dining Hall. Plus, Admission and Financial Aid counselors will be available to answer questions. Register today — we're excited to meet you!

Do you live in the Atlanta area?

We'll be in Georgia on Sept. 17!

During this information session, you'll get to know your Admission Counselor and learn about life as a Guilfordian. And you can expect tips and advice to help you get a strong start on your Guilford application. Feel free to bring along your parents and interested friends, too!

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Start your application for fall 2020.

The fall 2020 application is now available. It's always free to apply to Guilford, we're test optional, and grants and scholarships are available to every admitted applicant! There are three easy ways to apply:

Questions? Contact the Office of Admission at or 336.316.2100.

High School Students

Learn how to apply if you’re a first-year student who is a U.S. citizen.

Transfer Students

If you're younger than 23, here’s how you apply if you’re a student at another college or university in the United States.

International Students

Learn about applying as a first-year or transfer international student.

Continuing Education

If you're 23 or older, you can attend Guilford as a Continuing Education student, taking day or evening classes. Learn how to apply.

Graduate Studies

Here’s what you need to do if you want to apply to our master's degree program in Criminal Justice.

Readmission to Guilford

If you previously attended Guilford, you can apply for readmission by submitting the readmission application.


How May We Serve You?

You may qualify to receive up to 16 credits for educational experiences during your U.S. military service. Learn more about credits and VA benefits.

Together as One

Community is one of Guilford’s seven core values. As such, you’ll have access to caring and supportive people who are dedicated to your success in college and beyond.

20 Years in a Row

Guilford’s friendly atmosphere and stimulating academics have made us a mainstay in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” for 20 years and counting.

40 Majors

Find your calling among Guilford’s 40+ majors and 50+ minors. Or create your own academic path by learning across multiple disciplines in our integrative studies program.

Community College Agreements

If you're a student at Alamance Community College or Guilford Technical Community College, many of your classes could count toward a bachelor's degree at Guilford.

We're Here to Help

Our team of expert admission counselors are available to help you through the application process.