Traditional first-year students

Materials required


  1. Begin Your Application:
  2. Submit the following:
    • Official High School Transcript(s)
      *Official high school transcripts can be sent electronically from your school to or mailed to the following address: Office of Admission, Oglethorpe University, 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA, 30319
      See special transcript instructions for home school students
    • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
      *Please visit the SAT or ACT testing website to order official score reports.
      – Oglethorpe’s SAT School Code: 5521
      – Oglethorpe’s ACT School Code: 0850
    • Recommendation Letter (Optional)
      *Completed by a high school counselor or teacher.

Achievement tests, portfolios, or videos are not required for admission purposes. If, upon review of an applicant’s file, it is felt that further information would be helpful (i.e. mid-year grades), the student will be notified. When you have completed the application process, the admission committee will review the application. If accepted, you will be required to submit an enrollment deposit of $300 to secure your place in the class. The deposit is refundable through May 1 provided you notify us in writing. Keep reading below to decide if Early Action or Regular Decision is right for you!

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Early Action

Apply anytime between August 1 – November 15! Applying Early Action has some serious perks:

  • It’s free. The $50 application fee is waived.
  • It’s fast. After submitting all necessary materials, you will receive a decision within 2 weeks!
  • It’s non-binding. You do not have to commit to Oglethorpe. Your Early Action admission simply gives you an early acceptance to consider.
  • You’re eligible for ALL scholarships. In general, EA has the advantage of allowing you to compare financial aid packages. At Oglethorpe, you will also be considered for our Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition hosted in January!

Regular Decision

Apply any time after November 16! It’s never too late to apply Regular Decision:

  • It’s quick. Apply anytime and receive your admission decision in 2-3 weeks.
  • It’s flexible. Have a new SAT superscore or updated grades? We can always add them to your file for consideration.
  • You’re STILL eligible for scholarships! Regular decision applicants are eligible for merit awards up to $22,000/year.

Suggested Coursework


English4 years
Mathematics3 years, including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (Trigonometry, Advanced Math, or Calculus recommended)
Science3 years (4th year recommended)
Social Studies3 years (4th year recommended)
Foreign Language2+ years recommended