We welcome high school students.
For details on how to apply, visit the Admission site.
Important Admission Dates
|Type of Applicant||Semester||Deadline||Decision Mailed||Deposit Due|
|Early Decision I||Fall||November 1||December 15||January 15|
|Early Decision II||Fall||January 1||February 1||February 15|
|Regular Decision||Fall||January 15||April 1||May 1|
|Early Admission||Fall||January 15||April 1||May 1|
Please note that the admission committee reserves the right to request final semester grades, which can delay the decision process and subsequent notification.
Each year Emory College enrolls a first-year class of about 1255 students. For admission, an applicant must be a secondary school graduate (unless applying under the Early Admission Program) with at least sixteen acceptable units of academic work; must be recommended by the high school as possessing good character and strong academic potential; and must present competitive scores on the examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB/SAT) or American College Testing Program (ACT with writing). Emory strongly recommends a rigorous secondary school course of study that includes the following: 1. Four years of English, with much practice in writing. 2. Three or four years of mathematics, including at least two of algebra and one of geometry for all students, and an additional year for all students intending to concentrate in science or mathematics. 3. A minimum of two years of a foreign language, and preferably three or four. 4. Two or more years of history or social studies, including the history of a country or region other than the United States. 5. Two years of laboratory science, except students intending to concentrate in science or mathematics, for whom three or more years are recommended. 6. An introduction to music and art. Although the college regards the program above as highly desirable, it understands that some secondary schools provide limited opportunities, and it is more concerned with a student's overall achievement, strength of curriculum, and promise than with the specific accumulation of credits. Emory does not accept the G.E.D. for high school graduation credit.
Regular Decision Plan
Regular decision candidates should apply in the fall of their senior year, but no later than January 15. Standardized testing should be completed by January 1. Regular decision applicants may be admitted, waitlisted, or denied. For decision mailing date and deposit deadline, see the table of dates above.
Early Decision Plans
Students who have selected Emory as their first choice and who wish to receive an admission decision early in the year may choose one of two early decision options. A student may apply to only one college or university early decision. A candidate who is accepted by Emory is expected to enroll, provided the student is offered adequate financial aid for which he or she qualifies as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. Students must adhere to financial aid filing deadlines in order to be reviewed for financial aid eligibility. Students applying for a merit scholarship should carefully evaluate the early decision options. Final Emory Scholars selections are made after early-decision deposit deadlines. To be considered in the first round of early decision, candidates must apply and all standardized testing must be completed by November 1. To be considered in the second round, candidates must complete all standardized testing by December 1 and must apply by January 1. Candidates in round one may be admitted, deferred to regular decision, or denied. Candidates in round two may be admitted, wait listed, or denied. For first- and second-round decision mailing dates and deposit deadlines, see the table of important admission dates. Both early-decision rounds are binding. Early-decision students who decide to enroll at Emory must withdraw all other college applications at the time of deposit.
Group FOCUS sessions, which include a presentation and question/answer time with a professional staff member, are typically available Monday through Friday. FOCUS sessions are also available on select Saturdays during the academic year. Please see http://www.emory.edu/admission to schedule your visit at least two weeks in advance to ensure session availability. We encourage you to schedule your session prior to making travel arrangements. Campus tours are available Monday through Friday and selected Saturdays. The office can also provide you with information about hotels in the Emory area. The summer schedule varies greatly; please call the Office of Admission or go online for details.
Joint Enrollment with Emory College
The Joint Enrollment program allows students currently enrolled as seniors in high school the opportunity to earn college credit for courses taken in Emory College. This program is intended as a supplement to the student's existing high school academic program. The normal number of courses taken is one per semester. The Joint Enrollment program is a non-degree program. To be considered for admission for joint enrollment, students must meet the requirements of a normal freshman application for admission, including submission and formal evaluation of test scores such as the SAT or ACT, transcripts, and letters of recommendations. Interested students should consult their high school counselors or write for more specific information to the Office of Admission, 200 Boisfeuillet Jones Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322 (Deadline June 1). To enter as a degree-seeking student, a formal application for admission to Emory College is required. If a student is admitted, previous joint-enrollment credit is treated in accordance with the policies for all first-year students with advanced standing (see below).
First-year Students with Advanced Standing
Currently enrolled high school students may receive college credit for courses taken jointly in an approved program of study at any fully accredited college or university. The college credit must not have counted towards meeting high school graduation requirements; the course must be a regular college course taught by a university, college, or junior college in which regular college students were also enrolled (not a course taught in the high school strictly for high school students). Students must earn a grade of C or better to receive advanced standing credit or exemption. An official transcript reflecting credit and grades must be received from the accredited college or university. (See also "Residence Requirements.") Entering students who have college credit they would like to have evaluated for transfer credit must complete and return the Request for Approval of Transfer Credit/Exemption form. This form is sent to all incoming first-year students in Emory College.
In addition to submitting the results of the SAT I or ACT (with writing) examinations, home-schooled students are required to submit three SAT II subject tests. The required tests are math, and two of the student’s choice. A letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member is also required. A personal interview is strongly recommended.
Early Admission Program
This program is open to academically exceptional students who wish to enter college after completing the eleventh grade. Applicants should submit the recommendation of the high school counselor and the high school transcript, and they should take the SAT or ACT in time for scores to be available no later than January 1 for consideration for the fall semester. Personal interviews are encouraged for this program.