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Be sure to add Allegheny to your list of Common Application schools and submit once you have completed all sections.
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
Beginning for students applying for Fall 2016, Allegheny College is Test Optional.
Students who apply for admission for Fall 2016 will not be required to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application. The Admissions staff will focus on other important indicators—overall high school performance, character, determination, and love of learning.
Scores are just one of the many factors that we will take into consideration as we get to know you better. While we are test optional, we encourage applicants for admission to submit their test scores if they feel they are an accurate representation of their potential for success at Allegheny.
Standardized Test Scores remain a requirement for home-schooled students and Non-US citizens and Non-US permanent residents.
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.
|Date||Event / Deadline|
|November 15||Early Decision I App Deadline|
|December 15||Early Decision I Notification Begins|
|January 15||Early Decision II App Deadline|
|February 1||Early Decision II Notification Begins|
|February 15||Regular Decision App Deadline|
|February 15||FAFSA Preferred Submission Date|
|March 8||Financial Aid Package Mailed|
|March 15||Extended Fall 2016 App Deadline|
|April 1||Regular Decision Notification Deadline|
|May 1 (postmarked by May 2)||Enrollment Deposit Deadline|
|July 1||Fall Transfer App Deadline|
Early Decision Agreement
Information for International Students
International student must complete the International Student Certification of Finance Form in addition to the previous steps.
For Native English Speaking International Applicants only:
Allegheny College requires the submission of the SAT or ACT scores. It is not necessary to submit the TOEFL or IELTS.
For Non-Native English Speaking International Applicants only:
Allegheny College requires the submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores to determine English proficiency. Even if you have taken the SAT or ACT, you must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.