So, you’re up for the challenge of Allegheny? We’re ready to support you every step.
Note: there are alternate required forms for:
After you complete the application
all other credentials should be submitted via the same system as your application (e.g. if you submit the Allegheny Application, your Teacher Recommendation cannot be requested/submitted via the Common App website and must be done via the Allegheny Application Portal or in person).
As part of either application listed above, your essay is an opportunity to express your individual creativity and personal qualities to the admission and scholarship committees. Please review the suggested topics and submit a carefully-composed essay.
Guidance Recommendation/School Report
Request the School Report form and a written recommendation from your high school guidance office.
High School Transcript & College Course Transcripts
Request that your guidance counselor forward an official copy of your high school transcript to Allegheny College along with the Guidance Recommendation/School Report (see previous item). In addition to your high school transcript, please share a copy and request the Common Application Mid-year Report from your counselor once your grades are available. As a courtesy, provide a pre-addressed, stamped envelope to your counselor. If you have taken college courses for credit, forward an official transcript from the appropriate institution.
Credits for advanced work completed in high school may be eligible for transfer according to the conditions outlined under the section titled “Academic Regulations” in the College Catalogue. Students may also earn college credit by achieving a 4 or 5 acceptable score on the AP exam (4 or 5), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations. Allegheny also accepts most “College in High School” credits.
Request at least one recommendation from a teacher who has taught you in a major subject (English, history, mathematics, science or foreign language). Although not required, you are welcome to submit more than one.
Standardized Test Scores*
Submit Your SATs (code: 2006) | Submit Your ACTs (code: 3520) | Submit Your TOEFLs
Allegheny requires all applicants to take either the SAT or ACT no later than January of the final year of high school. Please forward the test results directly to Allegheny College.* The College will use the SAT Critical Reasoning and Math subsections, and less so the Writing subsection for admission evaluation. SAT subject tests are not required. It is strongly encouraged that you take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is your second language.
*Note that it is not necessary to send your scores via SAT or ACT if you confirm with your school that your test scores are included on your high school transcript.
Early Decision Agreement
Access via Common Application | Download Allegheny Version (and mail/email/fax)
The ED Agreement Form is required to confirm a student’s status as an Early Decision applicant. NOTE: Applicants who are non-U.S. citizens are required to apply under the Regular Decision plan and may not be considered for Early Decision.
International student must complete the International Student Certification of Finance Form (2014-2015 coming soon) in addition to the previous steps.