Information for College Counselors and Admission Coaches

Do you know a student who wants to be a global citizen? Who wants to lead in their field, in their community, and in our world? Who wants to be surrounded by other confident, strong leaders- and those growing to become that? Then you probably are the counselor of a future Scottie!

As a college counselor or admission coach, you play an important role in helping your students find the college that is the best fit for each of them.  We are grateful for the collaboration that introduces bright young minds to Agnes Scott.

Counselors often ask us "What kind of student will find their fit at Agnes Scott?"  While our students come from all across the country and around the world, Agnes Scott students have several shared values:

  • They are self aware and committed to their personal development. The idea that college is a transformative experience is appealing to them.

  • They are smart. They relish stretch assignments and are looking for a place that will be academically challenging but also supportive. They enjoy intellectual stimulation and learning for its own sake, in and out of the classroom.

  • They are confident in their decisions and rely less on peer support when making decisions. Choosing a women's college is "outside the box" for many students, and those who choose it are able to see the unique benefits that they will find only at a women's college.

Refer Your Students

The Office of Admission welcomes your referrals at or via phone at 404.471.6285. You can also contact individual Agnes Scott admission counselors for your geographic area or type of student.

Our Scotties, By the Numbers

Student Profile, Class of 2023

  • We received 1,751 applications, and our overall acceptance rate was around 70 percent.
  • We enrolled a first-year class of 299 students, our second largest first-year class in Agnes Scott history.
  • Our student body now comes from 43 states and 28 countries, while 5 percent are international.
  • Our class continues to be racially and ethnically diverse, with 62 percent of students identifying as students of color.
  • The first-year class had mid-range SAT of 1140-1330 and mid-range ACT of 24-30. Twenty-five percent of our enrolled students applied test optional.
  • The first-year class had an average GPA of 3.75.
  • On average, we were able to meet 84.2 percent of student need.

Graduate Outcomes, Class of 2018 (one year after graduation)

  • 91 percent of graduates earn a degree in four years or less
  • 2018 graduates have a 100 percent graduate/professional school acceptance rate
  • 91 percent of job seekers were offered a job or accepted a position
  • 69 percent completed at least one internship (51 percent of them were paid internships)
  • 61 percent completed mentored research/creative project
  • 46 percent studied abroad outside of the first-year Journeys trip

Counselor "Need to Know" Resources

Our Admission Process

As part of our application review, we consider students based on their:

  • Completed Common Application and Supplement, including the essay
  • High School Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher (one required, two accepted)
  • Counselor Recommendation / Secondary School Report
  • Test Option: ACT or SAT, Graded Writing Sample, or Evaluative Interview *
Test Option Explained: At Agnes Scott College, we recognize that standardized testing is not always a great way of identifying prepared, good-fit students. We allow all students to choose whether they would like to submit test scores (ACT or SAT, which may be self-reported); submit a Graded Writing Sample (an essay written in the last two years that has the teacher's grades and comments included); or complete an Evaluative Interview (a 40-minute interview with an admission counselor, completed either in-person or via Skype). For students choosing not to submit test scores, we will rely more heavily on the other pieces of the application, particularly the class selection and GPA, when evaluating the student. Students who do not submit test scores are still considered for all our merit scholarships, including our top scholarships. For more information, see our blog post written by our Director of Admission, Aimee Kahn-Foss.


Application Deadlines

Our application deadlines are as follows:

  • Early Decision - November 1 (Binding)
  • Early Action I - November 15
  • Early Action II - January 15
  • Regular Decision - March 15

Note: The majority of our students apply by the January 15 deadline, which is also our merit scholarship priority deadline. Admission rates are similar throughout the deadlines.

We welcome your calls for questions and advocacy; please reach out to the Agnes Scott admission counselor from your area.


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