Key terms for applying

Cost of attendance: Total direct expenses (tuition, fees, room and board) for the 2016–17 academic year are $54,500. Sewanee offers an innovative tuition guarantee.

Common Application: An online application accepted by most colleges, including Sewanee. Sewanee accepts the Common Application exclusively.

Standardized test scores: ACT and SAT accepted and “super scored” by taking the best score from each section from all sittings submitted.

Test optional: Submitting standardized test scores as part of your application is optional. If you apply “test optional,” you choose not to submit your scores.

Demonstrated interest: Engagement with the Office of Admission through campus visits, college fairs, off-campus appointments, high school visits, phone calls, etc. A review of demonstrated interest is part of the application review process.

Binding admission: A type of admission program that includes the applicant’s commitment to enroll at Sewanee should he or she be admitted.

Non-binding admission: A type of admission program in which the applicant does not commit to enroll at Sewanee should he or she be admitted.

Financial aid: Scholarships and need-based financial aid.

Scholarship: A type of financial aid offered based on academic performance only.

Need-based financial aid: A type of financial aid offered based on academic performance and family income.

Apply for admission

1. Choose an application program.

Early Decision I: Type: binding, scholarship consideration; Deadline: Nov. 15; Notification: Dec. 15

  • For applicants who wish to enter as first-year students, who are willing to commit to enrolling at the University of the South if admitted, and who will not use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor when choosing a college.
  • Admission details

Spring Transfer: Type: non-binding, scholarship consideration; Deadline: Nov. 15; Notification: Jan. 5

  • For applicants who have graduated from high school and earned credits at an accredited higher education institution since graduating from high school but before the expected date of entry into Sewanee and who wish to complete their college coursework at the University of the South.
  • Admission details

Early Action: Type: non-binding, scholarship consideration; Deadline: Dec. 1; Notification: mid-February

  • For applicants who wish to enter as first-year students, who consider the University of the South among their top college choices, and who wish to be considered for admission earlier than Regular Decision.
  • Admission details

Early Decision II: Type: binding, scholarship consideration; Deadline: Jan. 15; Notification: Feb. 15

  • For applicants who wish to enter as first-year students, who are willing to commit to enrolling at the University of the South if admitted, and who will not use scholarships and financial aid as a primary factor when choosing a college.
  • Admission details

Regular Decision: Type: non-binding, scholarship consideration; Deadline: Feb. 1; Notification: Late March

Fall Transfer: Type: non-binding, scholarship consideration; Deadline: April 1; Notification: mid-May

  • For applicants who have graduated from high school and earned credits at an accredited higher education institution since graduating from high school but before the expected date of entry into Sewanee and who wish to complete their college coursework at the University of the South.
  • Admission details

2. Complete the Common Application, indicating the application program you have chosen.

  • Submitting your standardized test scores: Use Sewanee’s testing codes (SAT: 1842; ACT: 4024)
  • Apply without test scores (“Test Optional”): All applicants except transfer applicants and students who have completed secondary coursework in a homeschool setting are able to apply without submitting standardized test scores using any application program. Indicate “test-optional” on the Common Application.
  • Admission details

3. Demonstrate your interest in Sewanee.

Apply for scholarships

1. Choose Early Decision I, Spring Transfer, Early Action, Early Decision II, Regular Decision, or Fall Transfer as your admission program.

2. Complete the Common Application, indicating the application program you’ve chosen.

3. Demonstrate your interest in Sewanee.

Apply for need-based financial aid

1. Choose Early Decision ISpring TransferEarly ActionEarly Decision II, Regular Decision, or Fall Transfer as your admission program.

2. Complete the Common Application, selecting the application program you have chosen.

3. Fully review comprehensive information on need-based financial aid at Sewanee.

4. Complete the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE by Feb. 1.

5. Demonstrate your interest in Sewanee.

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