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Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate67%

Agnes Scott College Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Agnes Scott College. Around 67% of applicants get into Agnes Scott College each year. Last year, 1,879 students applied to Agnes Scott College and 1,250 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Agnes Scott College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 5/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Agnes Scott College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than April 15.

Agnes Scott College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Agnes Scott College's admissions stats.

Agnes Scott College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 29.2%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 33%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist Yes

Agnes Scott College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Agnes Scott College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 5 1 April 15

Applying Early to Agnes Scott College?

Agnes Scott College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Agnes Scott College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Agnes Scott College is 88%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 67%. Last year, Agnes Scott College admitted 14 of the 16 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Agnes Scott College Admissions

How To Get Into Agnes Scott College

Getting into Agnes Scott College is moderately difficult. Agnes Scott College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Agnes Scott College accepted 67% of students, approximately 1,250 from 1,879 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Agnes Scott College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Agnes Scott College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Agnes Scott College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Agnes Scott College

What does Agnes Scott College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Agnes Scott College for more information on admission factors.

Agnes Scott College Application Requirements

To apply to Agnes Scott College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Agnes Scott College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Agnes Scott College?

Students admitted to Agnes Scott College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 47.1% submitted a class rank. At Agnes Scott College 29.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62.3% were in the top 25% and 93.1% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Agnes Scott College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 32.2%
3.75 and 3.99 26.9%
3.50 and 3.74 25.8%
3.25 and 3.49 10.1%
3.00 and 3.24 4.3%
2.50 and 2.9 0.7%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Agnes Scott College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Agnes Scott College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 33% of Agnes Scott College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Agnes Scott College?

To be competitive with other Agnes Scott College applicants, you should strive to score between 1140 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Agnes Scott College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Agnes Scott College students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Agnes Scott College students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Agnes Scott College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Agnes Scott College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Agnes Scott College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to Agnes Scott College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Agnes Scott College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants should hear back by July 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Agnes Scott College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Agnes Scott College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Agnes Scott College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Agnes Scott College.

Does Agnes Scott College accept transfer credits?

✅ Agnes Scott College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Agnes Scott College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Agnes Scott College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Agnes Scott College?

❌ No, Agnes Scott College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Agnes Scott College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Agnes Scott College is 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Agnes Scott College?

✅ Agnes Scott College's early decision acceptance rate was 88% in 2021.

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Agnes Scott College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Agnes Scott College? Agnes Scott College is a somewhat selective institution. The Agnes Scott College acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.


Agnes Scott College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

May 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Agnes Scott College is May 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Agnes Scott College is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Agnes Scott College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1340


Math SAT Range

540 - 650


Reading SAT Range

590 - 700

Agnes Scott College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Agnes Scott College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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