Reach out to Nichols College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Here is an overiew of some of Nichols College's admissions stats.
|Nichols College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||2.9|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||71%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||4%|
These are the application deadlines for Nichols College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 1||December 1|
Nichols College does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Nichols College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 1.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Nichols College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. 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 areas where you stand out.
What does Nichols College 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|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with Nichols College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Nichols College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Nichols College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Nichols College have an average unweighted GPA of 2.9.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
Nichols College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Nichols 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, 71% of Nichols College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Nichols College applicants, you should aim to earn between 950 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Nichols College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Nichols College students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Nichols College students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
To be most competitive at Nichols College, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Nichols College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.
A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Nichols College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Nichols College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Nichols College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Nichols College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Nichols College.
Does Nichols College accept transfer credits?
✅ Nichols College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Nichols College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Nichols College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Nichols College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Nichols College?
❌ No, Nichols College is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Nichols College's acceptance rate?
✅ Nichols College has an acceptance rate of 80%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Nichols College?
❌ Nichols College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Nichols College? Nichols College is a less selective institution. The Nichols College acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 79 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Nichols College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Nichols College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
24 and Above
19 to 24
19 and Less
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Nichols College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 2.9. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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