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We are still accepting applications for Fall 2024. Submit your application today!

Choose the application that works best for you.
Allegheny Application
Common Application
Applying to Allegheny is always free.

Important Dates
Date Event / Deadline
November 1 Early Decision Deadline
December 1 Early Action Deadline / Spring Transfer App Deadline
December 31 FAFSA is Available
February 1 Early Action II Deadline
February 15 Regular Decision Deadline
July 1 Fall Transfer App Deadline

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

Personal Essay

Your essay is an opportunity to express your individual creativity and share more about who you are with the admission and scholarship committees. You can submit any essay following any of the Common Application prompts regardless of which application you apply with.

Official Transcripts(s)

Request that your counselor forward an official copy of your high school transcript to Allegheny College. If you have taken college courses for credit, request an official transcript from the appropriate institution.

School Official’s Report

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

Recommendation Letter

Request at least one recommendation from your high school counselor or 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.

Early Decision Agreement

For students who choose Early Decision.

Optional Materials

Standardized Test Scores

Allegheny College is test-optional, and has been for for almost 10 years. Our admission committee reviews applications through a holistic process with over 50% of our students applying without SAT or ACT scores. Test scores are just one of the many factors that we will take into consideration as we get to know you better. Applicants can submit their test scores if they feel the scores are an accurate representation of their potential for success at Allegheny. Applicants who chose to submit their test scores can send them through the official testing service, on their high school transcript, or by submitting a student score report.

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

Admissions meetings (on- or off-campus)

Prospective students and their families are strongly encouraged to visit the Allegheny campus to assess the right academic, social and cultural fit. 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 members of the Allegheny community can also be scheduled upon request. Find out more and plan your visit.

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.

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

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.