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Spelman College Class of 2019

First-Time Student Applicant

 The Office of Admissions is now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

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Fall Enrollment

EARLY DECISION
Application Deadline
Nov. 1

Document Deadline

Nov. 15

Decision Notification

Dec. 31

Confirm Decision

Jan. 31

 

EARLY ACTION

Application Deadline
Nov. 1

Document Deadline
Nov. 15

Decision Notification
Dec. 31  

Confirm Decision
May 1

REGULAR DECISION Application Deadline
Feb. 1

Document Deadline
Feb. 15

Decision Notification
April 1

Confirm Decision
May 1

Applications

A completed application for new first-time applicants includes the following:

  • Completed Common Application
  • Essay (choose any of the essay prompts)
  • $40 on-line application fee or valid application fee waiver
  • Two (2) letters of recommendations
    • One (1) letter must come from student’s current school.
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Official SAT/ACT scores (optional)

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 Common Application, essay, two letters of recommendations, $40 application fee 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.

  • The application must be submitted by Nov. 1 and supporting documents must be submitted by Nov. 15. Otherwise, the application will be moved to the regular decision pool.

  • 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 Action

  • This plan is non-binding. If admitted, these applicants are not required to withdraw applications at other institutions.

  • The application must be submitted by Nov. 1 and application-supporting documents must be submitted by Nov. 15. Otherwise, the application will be moved to the regular decision pool.

  • 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 15.
  • Applications received after the deadline are considered on a space-available basis.
Honors Program Admission

Students with a strong academic record and demonstrated commitment to her own intellectual development will be invited to apply for the Honors Program. Any student that has achieved a high school weighted GPA of at least a 4.0 will receive an invitation. Those who are invited will be required to submit an additional essay, provided in the invitation.

Home-schooled Applicants

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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350 Spelman Lane, SW
Box 277
Atlanta, GA 30314
404.270.5193
1-800-982-2411 (toll-free)
admiss@spelman.edu

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