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In these uncertain times, we realize that many students’ academic opportunities are evolving. As your current school considers changes to grading policies, restructures or cancels Advanced Placement exams, or sets forth any other modifications that may be reflected on your transcript, we want to remind you that Allegheny’s holistic application review process will allow us to consider these unprecedented circumstances. Additionally, we have a history of being a test-optional institution, and we encourage students with concerns about upcoming ACT or SAT testing opportunities to consider applying test optional. Test optional applicants receive full consideration for all need-based and merit-based aid.
Please note, due to school closings and stay at home orders being issued around the globe, we will support you and provide flexibility with deadlines. Please contact your admissions counselor for assistance.
To officially join Allegheny’s outstanding community of students, there are two steps you must take:
1. Complete the Candidate’s Reply Form and pay your deposit
After completing the Candidate’s Reply Form on our applicant portal, you will be redirected to our online payment form or you may indicate you are mailing your payment.
Paying your deposit is the only way to secure your space at Allegheny.
The non-refundable $400 is due by May 1 (unless otherwise indicated on your admittance letter) and is returnable upon your graduation from the College, less any charges that may be outstanding. If mailing your reply, it must be postmarked by May 1.
If you’ve already completed the Candidate’s Reply Form and only need to pay your deposit, complete the Enrollment Deposit Form.
Students withdrawing from Allegheny should indicate that via the Candidate’s Reply Form as well.
2. Send us your official final transcript
As soon as it is available, have a copy of your official final transcript mailed to:
520 N. Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335
If you are planning to transfer credits from an institution other than your high school, or if you have AP test credits, be sure to also submit those official documents as soon as possible.
More details about transferring credits.
Important Notes - Provisions of Acceptance
- You should plan to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov for consideration for need-based financial assistance (Allegheny code: 003230). In order to receive your financial aid package in a timely manner, we recommend completing the FAFSA as soon as possible after learning of your acceptance to Allegheny. Read more on our Financial Aid website.
- Your acceptance for admission may be reconsidered if you submit deposits to more than one institution at the same time.
- Your acceptance for admission is contingent upon your maintaining the same level of academic achievement and conduct consistent with your application information through the conclusion of the school year. You are responsible for submitting a copy of your final transcript. If the academic performance is inconsistent or if the College learns of conduct that is discriminatory, harassing or inconsistent with our Statement of Community, we reserve the right to reevaluate, stipulate additional enrollment conditions or revoke admission.
- In keeping with our long-standing tradition, and pursuant to our mission and the Allegheny College Prize for Civility, we value students’ right to peacefully and respectfully engage in meaningful civic expression. As a result, Allegheny’s Office of Admissions does not penalize applicants disciplined for participating in such endeavors.
- Statement of Community: Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.
What else should I do?
Bookmark the Orientation Site
Everything you’ll need to know this summer is found here: housing, what to bring (or not), class registration, move-in dates, and more. Bookmark the page and check back often!
Connect with Your Classmates
ZeeMee is an app that connects you with other Allegheny applicants from both the U.S. and abroad! Get to know your future classmates and make friends before you’re even on campus! You can also connect with current Allegheny students!
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All admitted seniors are invited to get an inside look of Gator life and have all your questions answered! Tour campus with a student, talk to faculty, and have a conversation with an Admissions counselor.