If you are thinking about applying to Gustavus Adolphus College, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is April 1 and the fee for the application is $0. 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.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Gustavus Adolphus College by January 1.
Gustavus Adolphus 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! Gustavus Adolphus College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 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.
Gustavus Adolphus College is avery difficult school to get into. Gustavus Adolphus College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Gustavus Adolphus College accepted 71% of all applicants., around 3,345 of the 4,734 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Gustavus Adolphus 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.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Gustavus Adolphus College must submit the following items. Double check with Gustavus Adolphus 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 Gustavus Adolphus College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 59% submitted a class rank. At Gustavus Adolphus College 29% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Gustavus Adolphus College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||42%|
|3.50 and 3.74||28%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Gustavus Adolphus College does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Gustavus Adolphus College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 0% of Gustavus Adolphus College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 55% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
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To be most competitive at Gustavus Adolphus College, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Gustavus Adolphus College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Gustavus Adolphus College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Gustavus Adolphus College.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Gustavus Adolphus College during the following terms: Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term Winter Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Gustavus Adolphus College?
Students who are admitted to Gustavus Adolphus College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does Gustavus Adolphus College accept transfer credits?
Gustavus Adolphus College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does Gustavus Adolphus College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Gustavus Adolphus College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Gustavus Adolphus College?
No, Gustavus Adolphus 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 your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Gustavus Adolphus College? Gustavus Adolphus College is a very selective institution. The Gustavus Adolphus College acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 70 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Gustavus Adolphus College is Apr 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Gustavus Adolphus College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Gustavus Adolphus College is 28. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Gustavus Adolphus College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Gustavus Adolphus College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.66. 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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