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Spelman Admissions Timeline

Fall Enrollment

Application Deadline

Decision Mailed


Early Decision
November 1
December 15 January 31
Early Notification
November 15
December 31
May 1
Regular Decision
February 1 April 1 May 1
Pauline E. Drake Program/Nontraditional Student
March 1
May 1 June 1
Joint Enrollment
January 15 April 1 May 1
International December 31 April 1 May 1
Transfer April 1 May 1 June 1

 Spring Enrollment

Application Deadline

Decision Mailed

Candidate Repy-By-Date

New First Time November 1 December 1 December 20
Pauline E. Drake Program/Nontraditional November 1 December 1 December 20
Transfer November 1 December 1 December 20

Remember to . . . 

  • Take required standardized tests by January 1
  • Register for federal aid at
  • Obtain a PIN number to complete the electronic signature by visiting
  • File FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, and no later than February 1 for priority processing
  • Keep a copy of all materials submitted, and ask your teachers/recommenders to do the same

Think Ahead:

  • Request an application for admission before the beginning of your senior year in high school
  • Make sure that you have taken your SAT I, ACT, or TOEFL early enough to allow time for scores to be forwarded by the College Board or Educational Testing Service to the Office of Admission before the application deadline

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*Note: A Day in Your Life at Spelman College is geared towards high school juniors/seniors AND their parents.

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