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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

    Complete the online application:




  • 2
    $50 application fee waived for September and October
  • 3

    Send us your reference:

    Academic Reference
    Please send the academic reference form to your school counselor or preferred teacher. 


  • 4

    Send us your test scores:

    a. Your official transcript (Your guidance counselor can help you with this.)
    b. Your SAT or ACT scores (for SAT, visit www.collegeboard.org (school code 3417); for ACT, visit www.act.org (school code is 1838).  

    c. Additional transcripts, if applicable (If you have taken college-level coursework, please include college transcripts as well.)

  • 5

    Schedule your admissions interview:

    The interview is one of the best ways to find out if Gordon is the perfect place for you! By interviewing, you may even learn that you qualify for experiential opportunities or additional scholarship consideration. You can interview in person during a campus visit or over the phone with an admissions counselor. Learn more >>



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February 1:
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May 1:

Early Action I Deadline
Early Action II Deadline
A. J. Gordon Scholars Deadline
Clarendon Scholars Deadline
Fellows Program Deadline

Regular Decision I Deadline
Regular Decision II Deadline
$250 Non-refundable Deposit Deadline

Send us your documents:

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



Music Majors and Minors
In addition to the regular admissions requirements, students interested in majoring or minoring in music must submit an online music application, music reference and audition for the Department of Music. Visit the Music Admissions Page for application instructions and additional information. For questions, contact the Department of Music at 978.867.4273.

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 Department of Art at 978.927.4822. 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 non-degree 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!
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