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Prospective Students

Given the current evolving Coronavirus pandemic and government restrictions on large in-person gatherings during this time, and in the best interests of our campus and community, the College has suspended or postponed its large-scale in-person spring events geared toward prospective students and families. The Office of Admission moved the remaining spring undergraduate admitted student event, known as Achievement Weekend, to an online-only event, as well as, the annual April event for high school juniors, known as Just for Juniors. Spring open house events for graduate students have been replaced with individual phone or online meetings. Updates about these changes and others will be provided here when they are known and communicated by email to all prior registrants.


The offices of Undergraduate Admission, Graduate Admission and Financial Aid staff are currently working remotely, and the campus Welcome Center is closed; we recommend you choose from one of our virtual communication or visit options listed below in lieu of physically visiting campus.  As of March 16, all in-person campus visit opportunities have been suspended until further notice. 


At this time we are working hard to create opportunities for students and guests to experience our campus from home. We will share virtual opportunities here. If you had previously registered for one of our large scale in-person events that have now been moved online, there are several alternative ways for you to still experience Agnes Scott College. See all important COVID-19-related updates/announcements and virtual visit opportunities below.


Information for Undergraduates

Information for Graduate and Post-baccalaureates

 

FOR PROSPECTIVE AND ADMITTED UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS



 

 

 

Important COVID-19-Related Updates and Announcements for Undergraduate Prospects:

 

 

 

On Fall Semester 2020 Applications and Enrollment

Agnes Scott College has extended the undergraduate enrollment deposit deadline from May 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020, for the fall 2020 term. As of April 17, the college is also still accepting applications for admission, and considering students for merit-scholarships and need-based financial aid.

On Fall Semester 2020 Operations

As of May 1, per the President's COVID-19 Task Force, Agnes Scott College plans to resume on-campus instruction, operations, and residential experiences for the fall 2020 semester. In the coming months, in the event that it is still deemed unsafe to return to campus, planning scenarios are being considered that include in-person learning and for substantive and well-designed remote learning modules, as well as a combination of the two. See more on this decision.

On AP and IB Credit

Given the circumstances of the current academic year in regards to the pandemic, we realize that you may be experiencing unprecedented hardship in adequately completing your education. Most high schools have made the switch to a virtual learning format or have made the decision to end the academic year entirely out of an abundance of safety, while the administration of AP, IB and other exams have seen significant changes. Know that, we recognize the struggle and anxiety you may  be experiencing, and we are making decisions with the best interests of our future students in mind. AP and IB exam scores for 2020 and 2021 will be accepted for course placement or credit, with the understanding of the changes that have taken place to the typical process during these uncertain times. We are committed to considering the “whole person,” and will evaluate your application and supporting materials through the lens of this pandemic.

On Deferment Policy (Gap Year)

First-year applicants who have been offered admission to Agnes Scott College may request a one -year deferral to pursue a gap year between high school and college. Typically, a student would use this time to pursue enriching activities, such as volunteering and travel, that will make them an even stronger contributor to the Agnes Scott community the following year. During an approved gap year, you may complete zero college credits. If you are approved for a gap year, your admission and merit-based scholarship offer will be locked in place for the next academic year, but you must resubmit the FAFSA the following year to determine any need based assistance. 


To be considered for a gap year at Agnes Scott, you must:

  • Complete and submit a Gap Year Request Form by July 1;

  • Submit a detailed written description of your gap year plans in the form of a letter to the Director of Admission (attached to Gap Year Form).

  • Submit your $500 non-refundable enrollment deposit by June 1. 


All materials listed above must be submitted by July 1 to receive a decision on the gap year request. We understand that, unlike in years past,  outlining a detailed plan for your gap year may not be possible under the circumstances created by the pandemic. Please provide as much detail and reasoning as possible. 

 

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Opportunities for Undergraduate Prospects to Connect Virtually

Sign Up for an Agnes Scott LIVE Virtual Visit

General Virtual Visit
Join us LIVE for a virtual visit to Agnes Scott! Using the digital platform ZOOM, all virtual visits will include an information session conducted by an admission counselor, time to chat with a current Agnes Scott student about their Agnes Scott journey, and a chance to get all of your questions answered. 
Schedule your virtual visit.

 

Schedule a Virtual Conversation

Chat with Faculty
Want to know more about a particular program or major? Join us for our live faculty chats using the digital platform ZOOM. We encourage you and your guests to tune in together and bring your questions. Faculty will be available to answer your questions, talk more about the opportunities and experiences within their programs, and even highlight some wonderful research opportunities and alumnae stories. These chats are a great opportunity to get an inside look at the Agnes Scott experience and connect with our amazing faculty! Our faculty are also hosting a limited number of mock classes on interesting topics for you to get a sense of an Agnes Scott classroom. Join us for a Faculty Chat or Mock Class.


Chat with an Undergraduate Admission Counselor
Schedule a one-on-one conversation with one of our admission counselors, who can walk you through the admission process, are knowledgeable about the Agnes Scott College experience, can answer questions about financial aid or give general advice on the college decision process. To schedule a virtual conversation with an admission counselor, find your counselor, then click on their name from this list: Jade Domingue, Emily-Davis Hamre, Ash Haywood, Irfa Hirani, Anna Platt, Alexsis Skeen, Emily Welsh Kohler, or Rachel West. Unsure about your counselor? Email us at admission@agnesscott.edu.

For admitted students and families who have questions about the Agnes Scott financial aid package, admission counselors are also available for virtual financial aid appointments. To schedule a virtual financial aid conversation with an admission counselor, find your counselor, then click on their name from this list: Jade Domingue, Emily-Davis Hamre, Ash Haywood, Irfa Hirani, Anna Platt, Alexsis Skeen, Emily Welsh Kohler, or Rachel West.


Chat with a Current Student or Campus Community Member (Admitted Students Only)
Want to chat with a current Scottie? Check out their availability here.

 

Need to chat with someone not listed here? Maybe you need information on accessible education, our wellness center, or student affairs? Let us know! Reach out to your admission counselor or admission@agnesscott.edu and we will do our best to set up a virtual conversation.

 

Take A Virtual Campus Tour
You can still experience the beauty of the Agnes Scott campus. From the comfort and safety of your own home, you can take our interactive virtual campus tour. The tour is full of beautiful locations, information on buildings, programs and campus life, and video interviews from current undergraduate students and faculty. Take the virtual campus tour now.

Create a Custom Viewbook
You can use this tour to create an informational guide (digital brochure) on the academic programs that interest you and aspects of student life you want to see. Create your Custom Viewbook now


Follow Undergraduate Admission on Social Media
Stay tuned to our social media channels – Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – for additional virtual opportunities to get to know Agnes Scott College. We encourage prospective undergraduate students and their families to connect with us on social @ASCAdmission. 

Follow us on:  Instagram  | Facebook  | Twitter  | YouTube

 

See Visit Opportunities Throughout the Year 
For future visit experiences, check our official Prospective Undergraduate Visit Opportunities page.

 

 

FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POST-BACCALAUREATE PRE-MEDICAL PROGRAM STUDENTS

 


*Note: The Office of Graduate and Extended Programs has extended the final application deadline for the Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical program to April 30 to accommodate the delays our applicants are experiencing. If you expect a delay beyond April 30 with any of your application materials, please contact us at post-bacc@agnesscott.edu

 

Schedule a Virtual Conversation with our Graduate and Post-Bacc Admission Counselor
Schedule a one-on-one conversation with our graduate and post-bacc admission counselor, Celeste Whitman (‘16), who can walk you through the admission process, can discuss each program to determine the right fit for you, is knowledgeable about the Agnes Scott College experience for graduate students, and can answer questions about our financial aid. To schedule a virtual conversation, email Celeste at cwhitman@agnesscott.edu or call 404.471.5460.


Attend an Upcoming Webinar or a Virtual Meeting with Faculty
Visit our graduate and post-bacc events page to register for an online information session for specific programs or schedule a virtual meeting with faculty program directors.


Follow Graduate Admission on Social Media
#MeetForwardThinkers to get to know some of our graduate students, or learn more about the graduate school experience by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, or Facebook.

Connect with us today LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook

 

 

THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID

 


As of March 17 and until further notice, the Office of Financial Aid will be conducting business primarily by email and pre-scheduled Zoom meetings. 

For general inquiries, please email finaid@agnesscott.edu. To schedule a virtual meeting with a member of the Financial Aid team, send a meeting request to finaid@agnesscott.edu, and include in the email your name, Student ID (if applicable), and meeting topic. A member of the Financial Aid team will reach out to you to schedule.