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Transylvania application opens Aug. 1 for high school Class of 2024

Outdoor class in spring 2022.

On Aug. 1, rising high school seniors can begin submitting their applications to join Transylvania University’s Class of 2028.

To be considered for admission, prospective students must provide a completed application — they can elect to fill out the Transy application or submit the Common App — and a current high school transcript. 

“The value of applying to Transylvania is knowing you are being considered by a top liberal arts university,” Director of Admissions Julie Sams said. “Our application is free, and we award great academic, merit-based scholarships.”

What don’t students need to submit? Test scores. As a test-optional institution, Transylvania does not require ACT or SAT scores to be admitted — helpful for students who don’t believe their standardized test performance accurately reflects their academic ability. However, students who choose to apply under this policy must submit an original, self-written essay with their application in lieu of their test scores.

Students may provide letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or administrators to round out their transcript and application, but they are not required. Essays also aren’t required for applications including test scores.

Applying for admission to Transylvania automatically makes you eligible for scholarship consideration at the university. Apply by Dec. 1 to be eligible for Premier Scholarships, which range from $27,000 up to full tuition and fees. 

Each applicant should also file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to learn more about their unique eligibility for educational grants and loans. This year, the FAFSA is not expected to open until December, so mark your calendars to maximize your aid.

Other important application dates to remember include:

  • Oct. 31 — Early Action I application deadline.
  • Dec. 1 — Early Action II application deadline.*
  • Feb. 1 — regular application deadline.

*This is the last day to apply if you wish to receive consideration for Premier Scholarships.

Visit Transylvania’s application site for more information, or email admissions@transy.edu.