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First-Year Applicants

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 spring and fall 2021 undergraduate applicants. Learn more ➔


Accepting applications for spring and fall 2021! Is this your first time applying to college? We’ve made the application process as easy as possible. Just send us the items below.

Have a question? We're here to help! Email  or call 866.464.6736.

The following requirements are for bachelor’s degrees. View graduate programs ➔

  • 1

    Complete the online application:



  • 2
    Send in your $50 application fee (Due to these uncertain times, we will be waiving the application fee for spring and fall 2021 applicants.)
  • 3

    Request a Secondary School Report form:

    Please request that your school counselor submit a Secondary School Report form, including Counselor Recommendation to . If your school does not have a preferred Secondary School Report, please contact us.  

  • 4

    Send us your test scores:

    Gordon is waiving standardized test score requirements for spring and fall 2021 applicants due to COVID-19. For any student who has been able to take a test, Gordon will still accept your scores (for SAT, visit collegeboard.org, school code 3417; for ACT, visit act.org, school code is 1838). 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 in the admissions selection process.

    Additional transcripts, if applicableIf you have taken college-level coursework, please include your college transcripts.

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    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 ➔

  • If you’re planning to major in art or music, there are a few additional requirements.
    See the music admissions checklist and/or the art portfolio guidelines.


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  

Honors and Fellows deadlines:

Send us your documents:

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

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or 866.464.6736

Gordon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.