A complete application file for first-year students includes the items listed below. The Admissions Committee will review an application file once all information has been received.
- Early Decision Agreement (required of all candidates applying for Early Decision) | Complete Online | Download and Mail
The ED Agreement Form confirms a student’s status as an Early Decision applicant. If the student is admitted to Allegheny College under the Early Decision Plan and her/his financial aid award is satisfactory, s/he is obligated to enroll, pay a non-refundable $400 deposit within 30 days and withdraw any applications submitted to other institutions. This option gives students whose first-choice school is Allegheny an opportunity to finalize their college plans as early as possible.
- Common Application | Complete Online | Download and Mail
- Personal Essay | Complete with Your Application | Download and Mail
As part of the Common Application file, 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.
- Allegheny Supplement | Complete Online | Download and Mail
This form provides more specific information about you and your understanding of Allegheny’s distinct qualities. Completing the Supplement thoughtfully is a great indicator of your interest in the College. You can complete the Supplement through the Common Application website.
- Guidance Recommendation/School Report | Download for your Guidance Counselor
Complete the upper section only of the School Report form and deliver it to your high school counselor. Your counselor should provide the balance of the required information, including a recommendation, and forward the completed form along with an official copy of your high school transcript to Allegheny College. (see next item) As a courtesy, provide a pre-addressed, stamped envelope to your counselor.
- High School Transcript & College Course Transcripts
Your counselor should 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.
- Teacher Evaluation | Complete Online | Download and Mail
Please have at least one recommendation from a teacher who has taught you in a major subject (English, history, mathematics, science or foreign language) forwarded to the Office of Admissions. Although not required, you are welcome to submit more than one recommendation.
- Standardized Test Scores* | Submit Your SATs | Submit Your ACTs
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.