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Allen College Admissions

Allen College is moderately difficult to get into.

If you are thinking about applying to Allen College, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Students who apply to Allen College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 1.

Allen College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Allen College's admissions stats.

Allen College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist No

Allen College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Allen College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 March 1

Considering Applying Early to Allen College?

Allen College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Is Allen College Challenging To Get Into?

Getting into Allen College is moderately difficult. Allen College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Allen College **accepted .

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Allen College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Allen College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Allen College

Allen College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Allen College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Allen College

Wondering what factors are considered by Allen College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Allen College for more information on admission factors.

Allen College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Allen College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Allen 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
Other Requirements Admission requirements vary by program
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Allen College?

Allen College has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

Allen College does not have 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.

More Information on Transferring to Allen College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Allen College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is February 1. Applicants should hear back by March 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Allen College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Allen College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Allen College?

❌ Students who are admitted to Allen College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Allen College accept transfer credits?

✅ Allen College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Allen College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Allen College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Allen College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Allen College?

✅ Allen College is not test optional.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Allen College?

❌ Allen College does not offer early decision.

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Allen College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective



Allen College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Allen College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Allen College is Feb 1.

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

Allen College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Allen College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

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