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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Agnes Scott College seeks to enroll students of diverse backgrounds, interests and talents whose academic and personal qualities promise success. We encourage all qualified women to apply.

A student’s record of achievement in secondary school is the most reliable indicator of success in college. The recommended high school academic program is a minimum of:

  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of a foreign language
  • 3 years of mathematics (algebra I, II and geometry)
  • 2 years of a laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics)
  • 2 years of a social science

Credits and diplomas must be earned at accredited institutions. Students may be accepted without the recommended number of courses in a particular field on a case by case basis.

SAT or ACT Scores

The submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional for traditional domestic applicants. However, applications must include at least one of the following:
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • an evaluative interview with an Agnes Scott admission counselor
  • an analytical or critical graded writing sample, including a description of the assignment, teacher comments and the grade

All home school applicants are required to submit test scores.

You will have the opportunity to tell us which option you have selected on the supplement to the Common Application and we will use your choice as an indication of academic readiness for college. If you select the evaluative interview, you may click here to request an interview.

Language Requirement

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process. Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). Our institution requires a total score of 80 or higher on the TOEFL Internet-based test and an overall band score of a 6.0 or higher on the IELTS.

Agnes Scott College only accepts scores submitted electronically by the TOEFL and IELTS test centers. No paper test report forms will be accepted. An institutional code is NOT required.

Please contact the test center where you took the test directly and request that your test scores be sent to Agnes Scott electronically. All IELTS test centers worldwide are able to send scores electronically to our institution.