Application Process

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Application Deadlines

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

Required Documents for Admissions

A completed application file contains the following items:

  • Completed Common Application*- Apply online
  • 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)

*Please note that Gettysburg does not require you to complete the new Courses & Grades section of the Common App.

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.

Get the Facts

Visit the facts & figures pages along with the academic programs section for additional information about Gettysburg College.

In compliance with federal requirements, we also provide extensive information on campus policies and safety measures as well as our commitment to providing equal opportunities.

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Why Nina Imperatore ’19 Went Early Decision
Psychology major

Nina Imperatore

How Nina found Us
“I first learned about Gettysburg College during an overnight visit to the town of Gettysburg with my elementary school in fifth grade. Then I read more about the college listed in the pages of The Princeton Review.”

Why the Early Decision Application
“At Gettysburg College, there seems to be a perfect balance between academics, student life, athletics, and all of its other benefits.”

Favorite Aspects about Gettysburg College
“I am absolutely in love with the campus. Not only is it beautiful, but it also provides the means to hang out with friends, get lost in deep thought, and feel like part of a community. There is never a shortage of new places to explore!”

Biggest Piece of Advice for Prospective Students
“My advice to students thinking about applying would be to not worry if you feel like you haven't chosen one path yet. There are countless options at Gettysburg College, and you can try many different paths before choosing one, or a few!”