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We are still accepting applications for Fall 2023. Submit your application today!

Allegheny Application – or –Common Application – or – Apply Coalition, Powered by Scoir
We want you to choose the application that is right for you. We treat all three applications equally and there is no application fee required.

If using Apply Coalition or Common Application, be sure to add Allegheny to your list of schools and submit once you have completed all sections of your profile and college specific questions.

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).

If mailing or faxing supporting materials, please send to:
Allegheny College Admissions, 520 N. Main St. Meadville, PA 16335 fax: 814-332-2349

Please note, online applications may not perform adequately with older web browsers like Internet Explorer 11.

Allegheny Application – or – Common App for Transfer Students
We want you to choose the application that is right for you. We treat both applications equally and there is no application fee required.

More detailed information about the transfer process can be found on our Transfer page.

Required Materials for First-Year Students

Applicants, check the status of your supporting materials at:
Allegheny Application Portal

Personal Essay

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.

Counselor Recommendation / School Report

Request the School Report form and a written recommendation from your high school guidance office.

Send email request via Allegheny App Portal
Send email request via Apply Coalition (only if applying via Apply Coalition)
Send email request via Common App (only if applying via Common App)
Download Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form  (complete the top section in advance)


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.


In these uncertain times, we realize that many students’ academic opportunities have evolved. Your transcript may reflect changes to grading policy and other modifications and we want to remind you that Allegheny’s holistic application review process will allow us to consider these unprecedented circumstances.

Transferring Credits
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.

Teacher Recommendation

Request at least one recommendation from a teacher who has taught you in a major subject (English, history, mathematics, science or foreign language). You are welcome to submit more than one recommendation which will be considered as part of the review process.

Send email request via Allegheny App Portal
Send email request via Apply Coalition (only if applying via Apply Coalition)
Send email request via Common Application (only if applying via Common App)
Download Teacher Evaluation Form (complete the top section in advance)

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.

Optional Materials

Standardized Test Scores

Allegheny College is Test Optional.

Students who apply for admission 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. Allegheny became test optional with the 2015-16 application cycle.

Learn More: Why test optional?

Test 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, applicants can submit their test scores if they feel the scores are an accurate representation of their potential for success at Allegheny. In recent application years, over 50% of our applicants apply without ACT or SAT scores.

Submit Your SATs (code: 2006) | Submit Your ACTs (code: 3520) | Submit Your TOEFLs

Self-reported scores can be used for application review but we may ask for verification of self-reported scores for those that enroll.

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.

Admissions interview (on- or off-campus)

Prospective students and their families are strongly encouraged to visit the Allegheny campus to appraise the College’s educational programs, campus atmosphere, and physical facilities. Although a meeting with a member of the Admissions staff is not a requirement, this conversation can provide both the student and the College with a deeper insight into the character and personality of each other. Meetings with members of the faculty or with other member of the Allegheny community can also be scheduled upon request. Find out more and plan your visit.

Important Dates
Date Event / Deadline
October 1 FAFSA Is Available
May 1 Enrollment Deposit Deadline
July 1 Fall Transfer App Deadline

* We will continue to accept applications after the deadline on a space-available basis. Please submit your application soon.

Complete form via Apply Coalition  | 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.

International Admissions 🌎

Please see the international admissions page for all of the information you’ll need on how to apply as an international student. You’ll also find an extensive list of frequently asked questions, information for connecting with various international, diversity, and multicultural clubs/organizations, as well as how to connect with your international admissions counselor.

Anyone wishing to take a class without enrolling on a full-time basis should consult our non-degree page.