If you want to apply to SFA, the fee for the application costs $45.
Here's an overiew of some of SFA's admissions stats.
|SFA 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||54%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||25%|
These are the application deadlines for Stephen F. Austin State University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Info Not Available||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Stephen F. Austin State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with SFA directly for more information about early applications.
➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
SFA has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
What does SFA consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with SFA for more information on admission factors.
To apply to SFA, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with SFA's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
SFA has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.
Out of all students that were admitted, 86% submitted a class rank. At SFA 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 74% were in the top 50%.
At Stephen F. Austin State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to SFA directly.
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.
SFA does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
SFA 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.
In 2022, 54% of SFA's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 25% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other SFA applicants, you should aim to earn between 212 and 634 (or higher!) on the SAT. At SFA 25% of admitted students scored higher than 634 and 25% of scored lower than 212, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of SFA students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 217 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of SFA students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 217 or higher.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to SFA. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in SFA during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to SFA?
❌ Students who are admitted to SFA must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.
Does SFA accept transfer credits?
✅ SFA accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does SFA accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ SFA accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to SFA?
✅ SFA is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is SFA's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for SFA is 65%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at SFA?
🟨 SFA may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.
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How hard is it to get into SFA? SFA is a somewhat selective institution. The SFA acceptance rate is 65%. This means that the institution accepts 65 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to SFA is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to SFA is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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