A first-time college student is any student who has not been enrolled at a college or university. Students who have taken college-level or dual-credit courses while in high school are considered first-time students.
We are delighted in your interest in Transylvania University. We have a committed staff of admission counselors who can help you through the application process.
The process to apply for full-time admissions begins with an application.
If you are a Transfer or International Student, please follow the links on the right side of this page
We will also need the following from you to complete the application process:
- High School Transcript
- SAT or ACT score, if you elect to submit them (See note below about test optional)
- Letter of Recommendation from School Administrator (Guidance Counselor, Teacher, Principal, etc)
Official high school transcript
Your high school transcript is an important piece of the application. There are two ways to have this information sent to Transylvania University:
Upon receiving an email generated by the Common Application, your guidance counselor can follow the link to the Common Application website where there are instructions for uploading the information; or your guidance counselor can mail your transcript directly to the Transylvania Office of Admissions.
Address to mail transcripts:
Office of Admissions
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508
Official ACT and/or SAT scores
When you take the standardized test, please remember to send your scores to Transylvania.
Our codes are: ACT – 1550, SAT – 1808
Transylvania University considers both the ACT, old SAT or redesigned SAT for admission and scholarship consideration. For the old SAT, we will only consider scores on the Critical Reading and Math sections.
For the redesigned SAT, we only consider the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math sections. Score reports can be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from ACT and/or SAT. Scores appearing on official high school transcripts will also be accepted.
Transylvania has adopted a test-optional policy for the admissions and scholarship process. This policy allows applicants to decide for themselves whether or not their test results accurately reflect their academic ability and potential. You can choose whether or not to submit your ACT or SAT test scores as a part of your application. Find out how to apply without submitting your scores.
International Students: Information on required test scores for non-native speakers
School Administrator Recommendation
Your school administrator (guidance counselor, teacher, principal, etc.) can submit a recommendation on your behalf via the Common Application system.
Instructions are provided for uploading your essay file within the Common Application.
Official college transcripts (if applicable)
If you have taken college or university courses during high school, have an official copy of your final transcript forwarded to the Office of Admissions.