If you are considering submitting an application to Carthage College, the fee for the application is $35.
Here is an overiew of some of Carthage College's admissions stats.
|Carthage College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.4|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||20%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||20%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||39%|
These are the application deadlines for Carthage College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||November 22|
Carthage College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Carthage College will release EA admissions decisions no later than November 22.
➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Getting into Carthage College is moderately difficult. Carthage College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Carthage College accepted 76% of students, around 6,557 from 8,680 applicants.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Carthage 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.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Carthage College 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 in the admissions process. When creating 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're strong.
What does Carthage College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
Make sure to check with Carthage College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Carthage College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Carthage 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)||2.25|
|Other Requirements||√||Transfer students require a statement of good standing from prior institution(s)|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Carthage College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Out of all students that were admitted, 26% submitted a class rank. At Carthage College 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 49% were in the top 25% and 79% were in the top 50%.
At Carthage College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||23%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22%|
|3.25 and 3.49||16%|
|3.00 and 3.24||14%|
|2.50 and 2.9||16%|
|2.00 and 2.49||5%|
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 Carthage College 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.
Carthage College considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Carthage 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 2022, 20% of Carthage College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 39% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Carthage College applicants, you should strive to score between 930 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Carthage College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Carthage College students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Carthage College students scored 600 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.
To be most competitive at Carthage College, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Carthage College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Carthage College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Carthage College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Carthage College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Carthage College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Carthage College.
Does Carthage College accept transfer credits?
✅ Carthage College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Carthage College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Carthage College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Carthage College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Carthage College?
❌ No, Carthage College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Carthage College's acceptance rate?
✅ Carthage College's acceptance rate is 76%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Carthage College?
❌ Carthage College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Carthage College? Carthage College is a somewhat selective institution. The Carthage College acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Carthage College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Carthage College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
27 and Above
20 to 27
20 and Less
Composite SAT Range
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Carthage College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. 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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