First-year Applications

Candidates for admission may apply via the Elon University application or the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success platform. Both applications are available at

First-year Application Procedures

First-year applicants must submit:

  1. Completed and signed application
  2. $50 application fee
  3. Official high school transcript
  4. Official ACT or SAT test scores
  5. Secondary School Report

The ACT or SAT should be taken late in the junior year or early fall of the senior year. In making admissions decisions, Elon will evaluate the highest math and evidence-based reading and writing scores from all test scores submitted. It is important to ensure that we receive all test scores that are available. TOEFL or IELTS scores will be used for students for whom English is not their first language and who have less than four years of English as their primary language of instruction at the secondary level.

2019–2020 First-year Application Deadlines

Notification Date Deposit
Early Decision (binding) November 1* Rolling November 1 - December 1 January 10, non-refundable
Early Action
November 10* December 20 May 1
Regular Application Deadline January 10* March 20 May 1
Deadline for Fellows Application January 10**
Deadline for Odyssey Program Application January 10***

*All deadlines are postmark dates. All materials needed to complete your application must be postmarked by the stated deadline.

**Students who are applying to the Fellows programs must submit a completed first-year application and the separate Fellows application by the January 10 deadline. Students selected for the Fellows competition will be notified of their admissions decision at the time the Fellows invitation is extended in early February.

***Students who are applying for Odyssey Program must submit a completed first-year application by the Jan. 10 deadline.

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