If you are considering submitting an applicationto Gettysburg College, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $60. 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 an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Gettysburg College by March 18.
Gettysburg College offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Gettysburg College is 62%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 48%. In 2021, Gettysburg College admitted 285 of the 460 students who applied early decison.
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.
Getting into Gettysburg College is extremely difficult. Gettysburg College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Gettysburg College **accepted 48% of students, around 3,120 of the 6,468 students who applied.
Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like Gettysburg College, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to Gettysburg College must submit the following items. Double check with Gettysburg 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)||3|
|Other Requirements||√||extracurricular activities|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. Gettysburg College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Gettysburg 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.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Gettysburg College students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Gettysburg College students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Gettysburg College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Gettysburg College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Gettysburg College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to Gettysburg College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 15.
Transfer students can enroll in Gettysburg College during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Gettysburg College?
Students who are admitted to Gettysburg College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Gettysburg College accept transfer credits?
Gettysburg College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Gettysburg College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Gettysburg College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Gettysburg College?
No, Gettysburg College is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to submit your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send 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 Gettysburg College? Gettysburg College is a selective institution. The Gettysburg College acceptance rate is 48%. This means that the institution accepts 48 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gettysburg College is Jan 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gettysburg College is Apr 15.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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