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Elms College

Chicopee, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Elms College Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Elms College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Elms College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Elms College's admissions stats.

Elms College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Mean SAT Score 1108
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Elms College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Elms College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to Elms College?

Elms College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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Transferring to Elms College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Elms College

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Elms College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Elms College

What does Elms 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
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Elms College Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Elms College?

Students admitted to Elms College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

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

Elms College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Elms 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 2022, 9% of Elms College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Elms College?

To be competitive with other Elms College applicants, you should aim to score between 1065 and 1195 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Elms College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1195 and 25% of scored lower than 1065, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Elms College student is 1108.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Elms College students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Elms College students scored 605 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Elms College?

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More Information on Transferring to Elms College

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

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

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Elms College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Elms College?

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

Does Elms College accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Elms College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Elms College?

❌ No, Elms College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. 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 Elms College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Elms College is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Elms College?

❌ Elms College does not offer early decision.

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Elms College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Elms College? Elms College is a somewhat selective institution. The Elms College acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


Elms College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Elms College is Continuous processing.

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

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

Elms College ACT Scores


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Elms College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1065 - 1195


Math SAT Range

520 - 590


Reading SAT Range

530 - 605

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1195 and Above


1065 to 1195


1065 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Elms College students is 1108. Applicants with SAT scores of 1195 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Elms College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1065 to 1195 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1065 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Elms College.

Elms College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Elms College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. 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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