For College Counselors

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 student

Finding her footing

Jordan Casteel '11, Forbes 30 Under 30, Artist and Professor

Before Agnes, I would have described myself as being brutally shy. There, I came out of my shell and explored the power of my own voice, which I believe could have only happened in a space where I felt the confidence and encouragement of women.

Counselor Resources

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 video chat). 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.

Our application deadlines for incoming high school students 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.

Scotties by the Numbers - Class of 2023

1751
Applications Submitted
67%
Admission Rate
299
Students Enrolled
62%
Students of Color
25%
Applied test optional
84.2%
Student Need Met

Scotties by the Numbers - Class of 2018

91%
Graduates who earned degree in 4 years or less
100%
Graduate and Professional School acceptance rate
91%
Job Seekers offered or accepted a position
69%
Completed at least one internship
61%
Completed mentored research or creative project
46%
Studied abroad (after first-year Journeys trip)
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