Adelphi applicants must be graduates of a recognized four-year high school or academy or must offer acceptable evidence of official equivalent preparation. We prefer freshmen who have successfully completed a minimum of 16 academic units. Every applicant is considered, however, on the basis of his or her individual academic record and cocurricular activities. Regardless of the size of our application pool, we treat every student with respect and integrity.
We recommend completion of the following academic units:
Students who have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or who have been out of high school for one year or more will not be required to take the SAT or ACT (unless specifically requested to do so).
An admissions interview, strongly recommended for all students, is required for applicants to the Honors College. It may be arranged by the applicant or requested by the Office of University Admissions. Interviews may also be waived due to distance or extenuating circumstances.
All records of each applicant are given careful consideration. A final evaluation is based on the abilities, purposes and interests of the candidate. We may also require additional information, or we may exempt students from certain credentials.
We subscribe to a rolling admissions policy; however, applications received after the March 1 priority filing date will be considered on a space-available basis. The Office of University Admissions makes every effort to notify candidates of their admission decision approximately three weeks after receiving a completed application. We also subscribe to an Early Action admissions program.
We subscribe to the May 1 candidate reply date for freshmen. This procedure has been established to provide ample time for students to reach a decision on their college choices. On this date, accepted students should notify the University of their intent with regard to enrollment. Commitments received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis for enrollment and housing.