First-Year Applicants


We’ve made the application process as easy as possible—we’ve listed the things below that you need to send us (in any order).

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  • 1

    Apply—preferably online or by downloading a paper application and mailing it in.




  • 2

    Schedule an admissions interview
    The admissions interview gives us a chance to get to know you. To schedule your interview register for a visit or contact your admissions counselor. We're looking forward to meeting you!

    Learn more about the interview.

  • 3
    Mail us your $50 application fee.
  • 4

    Send us your references:

    Christian Faith Reference
    This should be completed by someone who knows you personally and spiritually, usually a minister, pastor or youth director (but not a family member).


    Academic Reference
    Fill out the top of the form and then give the bottom of the form to either your guidance counselor or a teacher to fill out and mail in.


  • 5

    Mail us your scores:

    a. Your official transcript (Your guidance counselor can help you with this)
    b. Your SAT or ACT with Writing test scores (Scores are also required for students who have taken college level courses and have taken less than 24 credits post-high school graduation). Gordon's code is 3417 for SAT and 1838 for ACT. 

    c. Additional transcripts, if applicable (If a student has taken college level                     coursework, please include college transcripts as well)


November 1:
November 15:
December 1:
January 1:

February 1:
May 1:

Early Decision Deadline
Early Action I Deadline
Early Action II Deadline
A. J. Gordon Scholarship Deadline
Clarendon Scholars Deadline
Regular Decision I Deadline
Regular Decision II Deadline
$250 Nonrefundable Deposit Deadline

Send your documents to:

StampGordon College
Office of Admissions
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984-9771


Music Majors
An audition is required in addition to the regular admission requirements. Arrangements can be made through the Admissions Office or by contacting the Music Department.

Art Majors
A portfolio submission is required in addition to the regular admission requirements for all students declaring an art major or minor. Applicants are also required to schedule a personal interview or portfolio review with a department member by calling the Art Department at 978.927.4822. Additionally, you must apply for admission to Gordon prior to submitting a portfolio for review.

Visit the Portfolio Guidelines page for more information.

If you are a nondegree student either seeking academic credit or not seeking academic credit, please submit the following admissions requirements: 

  • Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • High school transcript or other evidence of completion of high school graduation requirements.

HAVE A QUESTION? We're here to help!
or 866.464.6736