First-year Applications

Candidates for admission may apply via the Elon University application, The Common Application or the Coalition for College platform. Each application is available at

First-year Application Procedures

First-year applicants must submit:

  1. Completed and signed application
  2. $60 application fee
  3. Official high school transcript
  4. Secondary School Report


Beginning fall 2021, Elon will offer a test-optional admissions program.  While submission of SAT or ACT tests are not required for admissions consideration, all matriculating students must submit a standardized test score prior to enrollment. TOEFL or IELTS scores and the Duolingo Test 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.

Note. Standardized tests are required for students seeking admission to the Accelerated Pathways programs in the Health Sciences (PA and DPT) and the 3+1 programs in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.  Home schooled students and students attending school without letter grades must also submit standardized test scores for admission consideration.


Notification Date Deposit
Early Decision (binding) November 1 Rolling November 1 - December 1 January 10, non-refundable
Early Action
November 1 December 20 May 1
Regular Application Deadline January 10 March 20 May 1
Deadline for Fellows and Scholars
January 15*

Deadline for Odyssey Program Application January 15**

Accelerated Pathways Application ***

Accelerated (3+1) Dual Degree Applicatons ***       

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

*Students applying to the Fellows or Scholars programs must submit a completed first-year application and the Fellows or Scholars application by the January 15 deadline. Students selected to compete for Fellows and Engineering Scholars programs will be notified of their admission decision at the time the Fellows Weekend invitation is extended in early February.

** Students who are applying to the Odyssey Program should complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile as soon after October 1 as possible.

*** Students applying to the Accelerated Pathways or Accelerated (3+1) Dual-Degree programs must submit a completed first-year application and the Accelerated Pathways or Accelerated Dual-Degree program applications by the January 15 deadline.

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