We appreciate your interest in Sewanee: The University of the South, and are grateful for your dedication in guiding students through the college search and selection process. It is our hope that you will consider this site a valuable tool as you offer support to your students applying to Sewanee.
The Application Process
Dates and Deadlines
- Early Decision: November 15
- Early Action/Merit-based Scholarships: December 1
- Early Decision II: January 15
- Regular Decision: February 1
- Transfer Admission: April 1 for fall semester, December 1 for spring semester
- Need-based Financial Aid: March 1. Learn more about our need based financial aid process.
What your first-years students need to complete their Sewanee application:
- Completed Common Application, it is free to apply online!
- Essay submitted with the Common Application
- Official High School Transcript
- Guidance Counselor Recommendation (PDF Secondary School Report)
- One Junior or Senior Core Subject Teacher Recommendation (PDF Teacher Recommendation)
- Official ACT or SAT Test Score with Writing (Sewanee's testing codes: SAT- 1842, ACT- 4024) or Complete an evaluative interview and submit a graded academic paper (PDF Cover Sheet).
- Common Application Supplemental Form (PDF Supplemental Form)
- Mid-year Grade Report when available (PDF Mid-Year Grade Report)
Test Optional Policy
Students applying to Sewanee are not required to submit standardized test scores to be considered for admission to the University. Students opting not to submit test scores, however, will be required to complete an evaluative interview with a member of the counseling staff as well as submit a graded writing sample.
Students can indicate on the Common Application Supplemental Form their application review preference. Once a student has submitted their completed Common Application, they will then be contacted about setting up an evaluative interview. Learn more about our test optional policy.
Student Initiated Contact
Sewanee does take Student-Initiated Contact into consideration throughout the application review process. So be sure to encourage your students to find time to visit campus, attend a college fair, and/or to get to know their Admission Counselor.