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Applying to Spelman

Spelman College is no longer accepting first-year applications for the Fall 2024 term.

The admissions application for Fall 2025 will open on August 1, 2024.

Test Optional Policy

Spelman College will suspend the standardized testing requirement for students applying for the class of 2028. This policy applies to all new first-time application cycles, including early decision, early notification and regular decision.

Test Optional Policy Details

What Type of Student are You?

Whether you are a first-time applicant, transfer, international, or nontraditional student, Spelman College welcomes you. A small, private, liberal arts college for women, the Spelman College legacy has embodied tradition, achievement and excellence for over 133 years.

The students that apply to Spelman are pacesetters, our current students are innovators, and our esteemed graduates are women who make a difference in their community and choose to change the world. Whether you are interested in embarking on international service learning projects for cultural exploration and language immersion or charting your course in corporate America through one of our company partnerships, the opportunities are endless at Spelman. Your journey starts now. Start building the foundation for your future.

Discover how Spelman is changing the lives of current students and graduates alike. Read “An Open Letter to My Alma Mater” penned by Taylor R. Curry, C’2015.

Start building the foundation for your future.

Select your applicant type and discover what you need to apply:

Making Applying to College Easier

The Common Application is a standardized undergraduate college application form that is accepted at more than 500 accredited, independent colleges and universities nationwide. You may access the application by going to Common App.

The Common Application looks similar to most college applications, with all the usual fields for name, address, school and test data, as well as questions about your work experience and volunteer activities. For the personal essay, you may choose one of four questions, or propose a question of your own. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 404-270-5193.

Admission Policy

Spelman College, a Historically Black College whose missions is to serve high-achieving Black women, will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman does not admit male students, including students who self-identify and live consistently as men, regardless of gender assignment at birth. If a woman is admitted and transitions to male while a student at Spelman, the College will permit that student to continue to matriculate at and graduate from Spelman.

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