December 1—Early Action Deadline
Students who wish to receive priority consideration for both admission and scholarships should apply by December 1.
Unlike Early Decision deadlines at other colleges, submitting your application by December 1 is not a binding contract requiring you to enroll at Transylvania if you are accepted. It merely ensures that you will receive first consideration for acceptance and consideration for available scholarships. Even if you apply by December 1, we encourage you to continue making campus visits to other colleges that are still of interest to you before you make your final decision. Your complete financial aid offers from each school may also become clearer during this period.
The Office of Admissions will notify candidates who apply Early Action of admission and scholarship decisions by January 15. We strongly encourage all students to apply by the December 1 deadline.
December 1—Premier Scholarship Program Deadline
Students who wish to be considered for the Transylvania University Premier Scholarship Program must apply by December 1.
These competitive awards are based on information submitted on the application, including test scores, grades, extracurricular and community involvement, recommendations, and the admissions essay.
The Office of Admissions will notify finalists for the Premier Scholarship awards of their selection by mail in mid-January. Finalists will be required to complete an on-campus interview.
February 1—Regular Decision Deadline
Students who apply by February 1 will be considered for all merit-based Transylvania scholarships except the Premier Scholarship awards.
The Office of Admissions will notify candidates who apply by February 1 of admission and scholarship decisions by March 1.
Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts participants, as well as students interested in fine arts scholarships, must submit their applications by February 1 in order to be eligible for those scholarship opportunities.
After February 1 (First-Time Students)
Applications received from first-time students after February 1 will be considered on a space-available basis.
August 1—Transfer Student Deadline
Transfer students who wish to be considered for fall term should submit their applications by August 1. Transfer students who meet this deadline will receive consideration for transfer scholarships. To ensure earlier notification of admission and scholarships, we encourage transfer applicants to apply by June 15.