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Freshman Applicants: How to Apply to Adelphi

All applicants are given careful consideration for admission to Adelphi University.

The University conducts a holistic evaluation on all documents submitted for review. Exemptions and additional requirements are determined on a case by case basis by the Office of University Admissions.

The Admissions Committee looks forward to reviewing your application for admission to our Panther community!

  Be sure to submit your application materials on time. Review our deadlines and early action instructions.

Required Credentials for Freshman Applicants

A completed undergraduate application for admission. Both the Adelphi Application and the Common Application are accepted by Adelphi University for freshman applicants. Please submit whichever application best suits your needs.

Adelphi Application      Common Application

A nonrefundable application fee of $40.

A personal statement or essay. You are encouraged to submit, in 500 words or less, a response to one of the provided questions or a topic of your choice. You may submit a report or paper you have written during the current school year if needed.

Official high school transcripts. 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.

We recommend completion of the following academic units:

  • English (4 units)
  • Science (3 units) (General science may be included)
  • Mathematics (3 units)
  • Foreign language (2–3 units)
  • Additional units to be chosen from history, social studies and the above fields (4 units)

Records of any Advanced Placement course work completed in high school must also be submitted in order to earn college credit.
Learn more about Advanced Placement.

Official copies of your score on the required SAT or the American College Test, ACT (Please note that the Writing section of the ACT is optional). If these scores do not appear on the official high school transcript, you must arrange for us to receive them directly from the appropriate educational testing service. For students intending to enroll in the General Studies or Learning Resource programs, SAT scores are highly recommended and expected to be provided upon request.

*Students who have obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and 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).

One or more letters of recommendation from a guidance/college counselor, teacher or school-based administrator. Letters from other sources, such as a volunteer coordinator, may also be considered.

Suggested Supplemental Items

An admissions interview, strongly recommended for all students, is required for applicants to the Honors College. If selected as a candidate for the Honors College, the Office of University Admissions will reach out to arrange for an interview with the appropriate individuals. Interviews may also be waived due to distance or extenuating circumstances.
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Requirements for Homeschool Students

All applicants regardless of enrollment in a high school or a homeschool program will be given careful consideration for admission. Below are the basic admission requirements:

Academic record of coursework

Level of achievement (grade-point average)
Standardized Testing (SAT or ACT)
College level coursework credentials (if college coursework is completed/in progress)
Proof of graduation: high school diploma, diploma from an organization governed by a State
Board of Education, or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED)*
*For high school seniors, proof of graduation is not required when applying; however, verification of graduation must be submitted prior to enrollment. Students in homeschool programs must submit proof of high school graduation in the form of a diploma form a state-recognized homeschool agency, a letter from a local school district verifying graduation, or a copy of the GED transcript. Documents that serve as “Proof of high school graduation” will vary and are subject to individual state guidelines.
 

 
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