Sewanee is a Common Application Exclusive School and it is free to apply online using the Common Application. To apply, visit the Common Application, create a Common Application account, and begin to fill out the application. Once you have completed (and proofread!) your application, you can submit it to Sewanee along with several other colleges and universities.
Sewanee's Application Dates and Deadlines
|Deadline||Deadline Type||Letters Mailed|
|Early Decision I||November 15||binding agreement||December 15|
|Early Action||December 1||non-binding||January 25|
|Transfer- Spring Semester||December 1||by mid-January|
|Early Decision II||January 15||binding agreement||February 15|
|Regular Decision||February 1||non-binding||by late March|
|Need-based Financial Aid||March 1||April 1|
|Transfer- Fall Semester||April 1||by mid-May|
|Freshman Deposit Deadline||May 1|
All application deadlines are postmark deadlines. Application material should be mailed to the Office of Admission, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, TN 37383.
What you need to know about our application process
Sewanee completes a holistic application review process, admitting students who are prepared for its challenging academic environment as well as the engaged student experience. The following are strong recommendations for competitive applicants:
- Four years of English.
- Two or more years of a foreign language.
- Three or more years of math (most students have four), including algebra I and II and geometry.
- Two or more years of lab science (most students have four).
- Two or more years of social science, including history.
- Strong high school GPA showing consistent or increasing strength in class work.
- Admission essay written clearly and passionately.
- Extracurricular activities such as clubs, sports, church groups, or work experience with demonstrated leadership.
- Two Positive recommendations: one from a junior/senior core-curriculum teacher, one from a school counselor; two optional recommendations from church leaders, work supervisors, or volunteer coordinators are allowed.
- Competitive standardized test scores (ACT or SAT) OR successful completion of the test optional evaluative interview and submission of a graded writing sample.
- Student-initiated interest is also taken into consideration throughout the process. So be sure to find time to visit campus or get to know your Admission Counselor.
Mid-Range Scores for the Class of 2015 (students entering in 2011)
- Average GPA: 3.60 (on 4.0 scale)
- Middle 50% SAT (critical reading and math): 1140–1340
- Middle 50% ACT (composite): 25–30