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Garrett Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Garrett, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Garrett Admissions Stats at a Glance

Garrett 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 2.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 8%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not even considered

Applying Early to Garrett?

Garrett College does not offer early decision or 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.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Garrett?

It is not competitive to get into Garrett. Garrett has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Garrett accepted 71% of students, around 820 of the 1,159 students who applied.

Schools that are not competitive to get into, like Garrett, accept virtually all applicants regardless of high school rank or test scores.

Transfer student admissions is not competitive.

What Does Garrett 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 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Garrett

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

Garrett 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Garrett must submit the following items. Double check with Garrett's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Garrett?

Students admitted to Garrett have an average unweighted GPA of 2.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 67% submitted a class rank. At Garrett 8% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 21% were in the top 25% and 47.6% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Garrett College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 67%

Garrett doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Garrett is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to Garrett College

For transfer students, it is not competitive to get admitted to Garrett. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Garrett during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Garrett Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Garrett?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Garrett.

Does Garrett accept transfer credits?

Garrett accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Garrett accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests

Do I have to submit test scores to Garrett?

Garrett is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Garrett's acceptance rate?

Garrett's acceptance rate is 71%.

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How hard is it to get into Garrett? Garrett is a open admission institution. The Garrett acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.



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Garrett Application Deadline

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Transfer Applications are Due

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Garrett is Continuous processing.

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

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Garrett GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Garrett, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.52. 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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