Steps to Apply
Our admissions process is like the education we offer: highly individualized. Each application is considered individually and holistically. In reading applications, we strive to know each student, just as we strive to know each student who enrolls. We consider your application, academic grades and courses, class rank and standardized test scores, as well as extracurricular activities, recommendations and other personal contacts beyond the application.
Successful candidates will complete a minimum of 18 academic courses in high school, including four in English, two in social studies, two in lab sciences and at least two recommended foreign language courses. Additionally, there are three required courses in math including, Geometry and Algebra I and II.
Steps to Apply
- Complete the online application. We encourage students to apply early for fall 2018.
- Have your high school forward an official transcript to the Office of Admissions. It should include an explanation of the secondary school grading scale, class rank (if applicable) and corresponding grade point average. In most cases, transcripts reflecting progress though the Junior year are sufficient.
- Print the Secondary School Report and turn into your college counselor. This report should be submitted with your high school transcript.
- Have your SAT or ACT scores sent directly to Roanoke's Office of Admissions by the testing center or your high school. Our school code is 5571 for the SAT, 4392 for the ACT. Students with a 3.0 academic high school GPA may opt to send two graded writing samples in lieu of test scores.
- You may also have SAT II, AP, CLEP and/or IB exam scores forwarded, when available. They may be used for placement, awarding of credit or granting course competency. Our school code is 5571 for SAT and AP scores.
- Send us a personal statement/essay. We are interested in learning more about you as a person beyond your grades and test scores. This may be included on your application under "additional information."
- Letters of recommendation are helpful when reviewing your file. We recommend one reference. Recommendations should be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
- Check into options for need-and merit-based financial assistance. The Scholars Competition may provide additional merit scholarships.
Roanoke College does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.