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Eckerd College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Eckerd College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is July 25 and the fee for the application is $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than December 1.

Considering Applying Early to Eckerd College?

Eckerd College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast! Eckerd College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15. Eckerd College accepts about 79% of early action applicants* and 69% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Eckerd College admitted 2,89 of the 2,659 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

Is Eckerd College Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, Eckerd College **accepted 69% of students, around 3,302 of the 4,815 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Eckerd 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, Eckerd College waitlisted 105 students. Of those, 6 eventually received an admissions offer.

What Does Eckerd College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Eckerd College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Important

Eckerd College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Eckerd College must submit the following items. Double check with Eckerd 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
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Eckerd College?

Students admitted to Eckerd College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Eckerd College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Eckerd College has 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 2021, 77% of Eckerd College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 44% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Eckerd College?

To be competitive with other Eckerd College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1100 and 1275 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Eckerd College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1275 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Eckerd College students scored 625 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Eckerd College students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Eckerd College?

To be most competitive at Eckerd College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Eckerd 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 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Eckerd College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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Transferring to Eckerd College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Eckerd College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Eckerd College during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term Summer Term

Eckerd College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Eckerd College?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Eckerd College.

Does Eckerd College accept transfer credits?

Eckerd College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

Eckerd College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Eckerd College?

No, Eckerd College is test optional, so you can make the call whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Eckerd College's acceptance rate?

Eckerd College's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Eckerd College?

The early action acceptance rate at Eckerd College was 79% in 2021.

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Eckerd College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Eckerd College? Eckerd College is a somewhat selective institution. The Eckerd College acceptance rate is 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.



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Eckerd College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 25

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Eckerd College is Jul 25.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Eckerd College is Continuous processing.

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

Eckerd College ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


24 to 29


24 and Less


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Eckerd College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1275


Math SAT Range

530 - 625


Reading SAT Range

560 - 660

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Eckerd College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Eckerd College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.54. 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.

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