First-Year Student Requirements & Deadlines

Academic Requirements

Admission counselors will also evaluate academic performance in high school, including the senior year curriculum, GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores. Strong emphasis is also placed on involvement and leadership in extracurricular and community activities.

Admission Requirements

  1. Req. #1) Apply

    To apply, please submit the following:

    1. Completed Application
    2. Official high school transcript (download transcript request form)

      The transcript request form features a section where your guidance and/or college counselor can add comments related to your overall qualifications. Additionally, your guidance and/or college counselor can submit supplemental information in an attached letter which will be included with your overall application materials.

    3. SAT ACT test results

      When requesting official test scores please use the following codes to have your official score reports sent directly to Emory & Henry College:
      SAT  code: 5185
      ACT code: 4350

    4. Teacher/Guidance Counselor Recommendation (at least one is required)
    5. Essay or Personal Statement (250 word minimum—see instructions)

      Essay Instructions We encourage you to write about your challenges and successes for your application portfolio. A minimum of 250 words is required for either an essay or a respective personal statement. There is no specific essay topic, so feel free to write about a myriad of possibilities which best reflects your individual nature, interest(s), character and personality. If so desired, this is also an excellent way to explain inconsistencies between your GPA and standardized test scores or to help us better understand specific challenges in your high school courses.

  2. Req. #2) Personal Interview

    A personal interview with a member of the admission staff is strongly encouraged.

  3. Req. #3) Acceptance

    If you are accepted, your insights are used by academic advisors to place you in appropriate courses to make sure you succeed at Emory & Henry.

    Some students are more comfortable sharing academic or other challenges face–to–face during a personal visit to campus. To schedule a personal visit to review your academic record, please call 800.848.5493 and we'll gladly set up an interview for you and your parents. You decide—we simply want to get to know you beyond the “paperwork.”