Admissions: Applying to Spelman

Spelman College Class of 2019

First-Time Student Applicant

Important Dates

Fall Enrollment

Early Decision
Early Notification
Regular Decision

Deadline

November 1
November 15
February 1

Decision Mailed

December 15
December 31
April 1

Confirm Decision

January 31
May 1
May 1

Please Note

The Office of Admissions is suspending enrollment for new first-time students for the spring 2017 semester. All new applicants must enroll in fall 2017.

Who is Considered a First-Time Student Applicant?

Any applicant who has never attended college as a full-time, degree-seeking student is considered a new first-time student. New first-time applicants must show proof of graduation from high school, or the equivalent, prior to enrollment at Spelman College. The application is complete when all credentials including the application form, essay, recommendations, official test scores, and official transcripts are received by the Office of Admissions. It is preferred that all required documents be submitted electronically. New first-time applicants may apply under one of the following plans. 

Early Decision

  • This plan is binding and therefore best suited for the applicant who has decided early in the college search process that Spelman College is clearly her first choice.
  • All required application materials must be submitted by November 1st, otherwise the application will be moved to regular decision status.
  • The applicant agrees not to be an early decision candidate at any other college.
  • If accepted by Spelman College, the applicant will withdraw her application from all other colleges and universities.
  • Applicants seeking financial assistance will not be required to withdraw other applications, but must submit the enrollment fee deposit within two weeks of receiving a financial aid award letter from Spelman College.
  • Applicants not admitted under this plan may be considered under the regular decision plan.

Early Notification

  • This plan is non-binding. If admitted, these applicants are not required to withdraw applications at other institutions.
  • All required application materials must be submitted by November 15, otherwise the application will be moved to regular decision status.
  • Applicants not admitted under this plan may be considered under the regular decision plan.

Regular Decision

  • All required application materials must be submitted by February 1.
  • Applications received after the deadline are considered on a space-available basis.
  • Admission decisions will be mailed by April 1st to all applicants who submitted all required documents by February 1.

Honors Program Admission

Students who qualify for the Honors Program with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA and a combined SAT 1 score of 1160 on the critical reading and math sections will be invited to apply. Those who are invited will be required to submit an additional essay. The topic of the required essay will be provided in the invitation. 

Home-schooled Applicants

Home-schooled students are required to take the SAT II subject tests in addition to the SAT I or ACT. If the student has spent any time in high school or college a transcript is required, regardless of how much time the applicant spent in school.

You can apply using the Common Application at www.commonapp.org.

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