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. Learn more about what we look for (and what's required) below.

Academic Credentials

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, algebra 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.

* Students must arrange to send their official transcripts to Agnes Scott College in a sealed envelope.

Test Scores

The submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional for traditional domestic applicants but required for home school applicants. Note that Agnes Scott does not require the ACT's writing portion or the SAT's optional essay. Read FAQs on the redesigned SAT.

High school applicants 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

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.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Students must be able to proficiently communicate in English from the first day of classes. Because of this expectation, if your native language is not English, you are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or provide alternative evidence of English language proficiency.

Test Minimum Score
TOEFL iBT 80
IELTS 6.5
CAE 176