Application Process

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Application Deadlines

Early Decision I - November 15
Early Decision II - January 15
Regular Decision - February 1

Required Documents for Admissions

A completed application file contains the following items:

  • Completed Common Application- Apply online
  • Writing Supplement 
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official SAT I or ACT scores (Our test optional policy)
  • Teacher recommendation 
  • Counselor recommendation 
  • $60 application fee
  • Senior mid-year grades (when available)
  • Early Decision Form (PDF) (only if applying for Early Decision admission)

Can I check my application materials online?

Using myGettysburg, applicants can review which of their required documents have been received. Login or create a new account!

Can my high school submit information online?

Gettysburg accepts online submission of transcripts, secondary school reports, counselor recommendations and teacher recommendations through the Common Application online. We consider these official documents; there is no need to follow up with paper copies.

Why I Applied Early Decision

by Samantha Yeider '12
Wheaton, IL
Potential Major: History

For me, Gettysburg was love at first sight. As soon as I stepped on campus I knew that it was the place for me.  After visiting many more colleges, large and small, I could see that none could compare.

When it came time to sending out applications, Gettysburg was at the top of my list, but I never thought about applying Early Decision until my parents mentioned it- two days before the application was due. So, the next day I scurried around trying to get the forms signed and faxed it to the Admissions office the night before.

It was a relief to know what school I was going to attend and I didn't have the stress that my friends had. I was able to relax and enjoy my senior year in high school.

My experience at Gettysburg College so far has been amazing. The campus is beautiful, the professors are fun and insightful, and the students are friendly.

Related Links

Common Application
International Admission
Transfer Admission