If you want to apply to Emerson College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
Emerson College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! Emerson College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
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.
Emerson College is avery difficult school to get into. Emerson College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Emerson College accepted 36% of all applicants., around 4,612 of the 12,941 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Emerson College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2019, Emerson College waitlisted 1,490 students. Of those, 739 eventually were offered a spot.
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 choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Emerson College must submit the following items. Double check with Emerson 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||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Emerson College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 29% submitted a class rank. At Emerson College 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 70% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Emerson College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Emerson 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 2019, 70% of Emerson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 41% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Emerson College students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Emerson College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Emerson College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Emerson 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 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Emerson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Emerson College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is March 15. Applicants should hear back by May 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Emerson College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Emerson College?
Students who are admitted to Emerson College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Emerson College accept transfer credits?
Emerson College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Emerson College accepts:
Does Emerson College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Emerson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Emerson College?
No, Emerson 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 it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into Emerson College? Emerson College is a very selective institution. The Emerson College acceptance rate is 36%. This means that the institution accepts 35 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Emerson College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Emerson College is Mar 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Math SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Emerson College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.73. 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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