First-year applicants are students who plan to enroll at Sewanee as first-time college students.

Applicant submits
Free Common Application Roughly 7 business days after submitting, we will email Applicant Status Page login credentials. 
SAT/ACT scores (optional) Applicants choose on the Common Application if they would like to submit SAT/ACT scores or apply test-optional. Self-report your scores for free here.
Need-Based Aid Applicants Submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile . Incomplete need-based financial aid applications may delay admission decisions.
Early Decision Applicants Submit the early decision agreement.
High school Submits
Official High School Transcript Submit via or by emailing your admission counselor.
School Profile Submit via or by emailing your admission counselor.
2 Letters of Recommendation We require 1 core junior/senior teacher and 1 college counselor/principal recommendation. Recommenders can submit via or by emailing your admission counselor.

Review & Timeline

Every application submitted to us is reviewed by multiple members of the admission staff. We're looking to say yes and it's how you craft your application that gives us the ability to do so. Be sure you understand our review process and admission timeline.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Sewanee have a supplemental essay? How much does it cost to apply? Is Sewanee test optional? All of these questions and more are answered below.