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Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%

Covenant College Admissions

Covenant College is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Covenant College is 89%. Last year, 794 students applied to Covenant College and 703 were admitted.

If you are planning on applying to Covenant College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and the fee for the application costs $35.

Students who submit their applications to Covenant College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by March 15.

Covenant College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Covenant College's admissions stats.

Covenant College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Mean SAT Score 1235
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 59%
Waitlist No

Covenant College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Covenant College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 15 December 1
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 March 15

Considering Applying Early to Covenant College?

Covenant College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Covenant College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Covenant College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.

Some students apply early in hopes that it will 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 the chance of acceptance, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Covenant College Admissions

Transferring to Covenant College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Covenant College

Covenant College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Covenant College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Covenant College

What does Covenant 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Covenant College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Covenant College?

Students admitted to Covenant College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Covenant College 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Covenant College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 19%
3.75 and 3.99 36%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 6%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

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 Covenant College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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

Covenant College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 27% of Covenant College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Covenant College?

To be competitive with other Covenant College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1290 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Covenant College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1290 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Covenant College student is 1235.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Covenant College students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Covenant College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

To be most competitive at Covenant College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Covenant College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Covenant College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

More Information on Transferring to Covenant College

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by March 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Covenant College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Covenant College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Covenant College?

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

Does Covenant College accept transfer credits?

✅ Covenant College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Covenant College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

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

✅ Covenant College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Covenant College?

✅ Covenant College is not test optional.

What is Covenant College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Covenant College is 89%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Covenant College?

🟨 Covenant College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Covenant College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Covenant College? Covenant College is a somewhat selective institution. The Covenant College acceptance rate is 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


Covenant College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Covenant College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Covenant College is Mar 1.

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

Covenant College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1090 - 1290


Math SAT Range

520 - 640


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1290 and Above


1090 to 1290


1090 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Covenant College students is 1235. Applicants with SAT scores of 1290 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Covenant College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1290 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Covenant College.

Covenant College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Covenant College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. 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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