Take the first step toward a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts education. We’re glad you’re considering Gordon College, and we’re excited to get to know you throughout the application process. Whether this is your first time applying to college or your next step toward completing a degree, the process is simple. This year Gordon will waive test score requirements for spring and fall 2021 due to COVID-19 ➔
|PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE||ACTION||ADMISSION DECISION BY|
|November 1||Early Action I Deadline||November 15|
|December 1||Early Action II Deadline||December 15|
|February 1||Regular Decision I Deadline||February 15|
|March 1||Regular Decision II Deadline||March 15|
|May 1||$250 Non-refundable Deposit Deadline|
|DEADLINE||ACTION||ADMISSION DECISION BY|
|November 1||Application Deadline||November 15|
|December 15||Non-refundable Deposit Deadline|
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Due to the safety risks of large-scale assessments in this season of COVID-19, Gordon College is waiving standardized test score requirements—SAT and ACT—for undergraduate applicants hoping to matriculate in the spring and fall of 2021. It is one way the College can offer support to prospective students and families during these challenging and unprecedented times.
At Gordon College, our goal is to graduate men and women distinguished by intellectual maturity and Christian character, committed to lives of service and prepared for leadership worldwide. In looking for the next class of Gordon students, we realize that traits like intellectual maturity are not reflected in standardized test scores alone. Your performance on the SAT or ACT exams does not tell the whole story.
For any student who has been able to take either of these tests, Gordon will still accept scores along with the admissions application and other requirements. We also accept the Classical Learning Test (CLT), an alternative college entrance exam used by many students, which is available online. Students who are unable to submit scores will not be at a disadvantage when applying for admission to Gordon. To gain a thorough understanding of your academic capabilities, we will review transcripts, academic references, high school profiles and school curriculum, and will personally get to know each applicant through the required admissions interview. These requirements will continue to enable Gordon to admit top applicants based on academic achievements, extracurricular involvement and a firm commitment to Jesus Christ.
We require international applicants to demonstrate English proficiency with one of the following tests: TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo (available online). Students from English speaking countries or who have been studying in the United States may be eligible to waive the English proficiency test requirement. Check with your admissions counselor for more details.
If you are seeking readmission, contact the Admissions Office to begin the process.
If you are a nondegree student—seeking or not seeking academic credit—contact the Admissions Office to request an application, and return it along with a $50 nonrefundable application fee and a high school transcript or other evidence of completion of high school graduation requirements.
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