First-Year Applicants

  Early Decision Early Action Regular Decision
Application deadline November 1 November 15 January 15
FAFSA deadline November 1 January 1 January 1
Admission and scholarship notification December 1 February 1 March 1
Financial aid package available December 1 February 15 March 1
Decision and deposit deadline December 15 May 1 May 1
Do you have questions about your application? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions or contact your admission counselor.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision

This application deadline is recommended for students for whom Wofford is a clear first choice.

This application deadline is binding, which means that students who are admitted Early Decision are expected to enroll at Wofford and withdraw all applications to other schools. Students admitted through Early Decision must pay their $500 nonrefundable enrollment deposit ($300 for commuting students) and withdraw applications to all other colleges and universities by December 15. Students applying Early Decision to Wofford may not apply to other institutions in a binding Early Decision option. All applicants for Early Decision can be considered for merit and need-based financial aid.

Early Action

This application deadline is recommended for students who do not have a clear first choice college yet.

Early Action is a non-binding application deadline and allows students to receive a decision about admission and scholarship earlier in the process than a Regular Decision applicant. Students must apply by November 15 and, if admitted, have until May 1 to make a decision about where they will enroll. The nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit ($300 for commuting students) is due on or before May 1.

Regular Decision

This application deadline is recommended for students who do not have a clear first choice at the point of application and cannot meet the Early Action deadline.

Students must apply by January 15 and, if admitted, have until May 1 to make a decision about where they will enroll. The nonrefundable $500 enrollment deposit ($300 for commuting students) is due on or before May 1.


Requirements for Admission

Students should prepare for the challenges at Wofford by taking strong academic programs in high school. Students should be in the senior year of high school when theyapply for admission and normally must be high school graduates when they enroll at Wofford. While the college does not prescribe a rigid set of course requirements for admission, it is strongly recommended that applicants’ high school study include the following:

Subject Years
English 4 years
Mathematics 4 years
Laboratory Science 3 years
Foreign Language 3 years (in one language)
Social Studies 2 years

Students seeking admission must submit the following:
  • Common Application (including the Wofford College member page).
  • School report form (completed by your high school counselor).
  • High school transcript.
  • OPTIONAL: Official SAT or ACT scores. For more information on our test optional policy, please visit our test optional page.


Application Evaluation

Each applicant is judged on their merit as a potential Wofford student. In reaching each of its decisions, the Committee on Admission utilizes holistic review and pays particular attention to:
  • GPA: Emphasis will be placed on core classes (math, science, history, English and foreign language).
  • Course selection: Difficulty or rigor of the courses you have taken (school specific, informed by school report form).
  • Activities: Extracurricular involvement, leadership and service.
  • Essay: view the Common App essay prompts.
  • SAT/ACT scores (If submitted).
  • Letters of Recommendation (If submitted).


AP, IB, Dual Enrollment

Wofford will award a maximum of 24 credit hours earned prior to enrollment. This includes credit earned from Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Dual Enrollment.

To learn more, please visit the AP, IB, Dual Enrollment page.