You’re not just a number here
The Oglethorpe experience is personal, and so is our admission process. We evaluate every applicant individually and are here to help you through every step of the process. The better we know you, the better we can support you on your journey to joining our Stormy Petrel community! We hope you will reach out and connect with us by visiting campus and meeting with your admission counselor.Apply Now
How to Apply
Admission is determined by a holistic review of your application, official transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, extracurricular involvement, personal statement and recommendations
Students currently enrolled in high school or who have recently graduated high school and have not enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another university or college. This includes undocumented students.Apply Now
Students who have recently attended a regionally accredited college or university since graduating from high school, including undocumented students.Apply Now
Students for whom English is not their first language, have completed some of their education outside of the U.S., and are seeking F-1 student visas.Apply Now
Adult Degree Program
Degree programs for adults age 22+ who are beginning their undergraduate education or returning to college.Apply Now
For students who were previously enrolled in classes at Oglethorpe University, left for 3 consecutive semesters, and now wish to re-enroll.Apply Now
All other students not seeking a degree from Oglethorpe. Includes Exchange, Transient, Audit, Dual/ Joint Enrollment, PostBacc/ Special Status.Apply Now
Are you a Petrel?
You might be wondering… who is the typical Oglethorpe student? What will your classmates be like? Will you fit in here? Well, for starters, we don’t really do “typical.” We’re more about the eccentric, the eclectic, and the extraordinary. But since you asked, we’ll do our best to answer.Student Profile
Oglethorpe is the only school in Georgia, public or private, to be named among the nation’s top 20 “best buy” schools in the latest Fiske Guide to Colleges. USA Today and The Wall Street Journal have called Oglethorpe a “Best Value,” ranking us #48 out of 1,223 nationwide best colleges for your money. U.S. News & World Report has also called us an “over performer” when it comes to graduating low-income students.Financial Aid & Scholarships
Does Oglethorpe have a minimum GPA/test score requirement?
The Office of Admission staff conducts a thorough and holistic review of every application. There is no number that will get you in, or keep you out of Oglethorpe, and we do not have absolute minimums for test scores or GPA.
If I apply Early Action, is the decision binding?
No, applying Early Action is not financially or otherwise binding.
Is there a separate application for merit scholarships or financial aid?
Upon submitting your application and all necessary materials, you will be automatically considered for a merit scholarship. In order to receive need-based financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA is available on October 1st at www.fafsa.ed.gov, and our priority filing date is February 15th. Oglethorpe University’s FAFSA code is 001586.
How do I obtain an application fee waiver?
Students completing the Oglethorpe Application, available at apply.oglethorpe.edu/apply, will enjoy a free Early Action application if you apply before November 15th. After November 15th, please contact the Office of Admission if you are in need of a fee waiver.
Students completing the Common Application can request a fee waiver at any time if they meet the requisite criteria listed on the Common Application. Early Action applicants who do not meet the Common App fee waiver criteria can request reimbursement after submission.
How do I send in my official transcripts and test scores?
Official transcripts are required for admission. Your high school counselor or dual enrollment college can send your transcript directly to Oglethorpe University through an electronic transcript service, or to firstname.lastname@example.org. If needed, transcripts can also be mailed or hand-delivered in a sealed envelope to the following address:
Office of Admission
4484 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA, 30319
Unofficial test score reports are accepted for admission purposes, but official reports are required before course registration. You can request an official score report to be sent to Oglethorpe directly from the testing organization’s website.
ACT code: 0850
SAT code: 5521
TOEFL code: 5521