We know you are excited about your child’s college search. Are you a little anxious, too? We have compiled a list of topics we think you will find helpful. And, if you can't find what you are looking for, just ask and we will get right back to you.

Helpful topics for Parents & Families


98 percent of our graduating class are employed, in graduate school, or participating in a fellowship or service commitment within six months of graduation.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

It's often the most stressful aspect of the college search. Figuring out how much it's all actually going to cost. See Sewanee's tuition and fees and explore our financial aid offerings including scholarships and grants.

Admission Requirements

Here you will find information on the typical GPA, test scores, high school curriculum, and more for successful Sewanee applicants. Be sure to read about our test optional policy as well as the importance of demonstrated interest.

Applying to Sewanee

Sewanee offers three admission options for first year students: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. Each has a different deadline but all use the Common Application.

Majors & Minors

Sewanee offers 38 majors, 44 minors, 15 special programs, and more. Our small classes mean that your student's voice will be heard, their contribution will be expected.

Visit Sewanee

Campus is open to visitors! We are offering self-guided and guided tours to high school students of all ages in the morning and afternoon. We also offer a variety of virtual visits for anyone who cannot make it to campus.


Ninety-eight percent of Sewanee students live on campus. First-year students live in residence halls while sophomores, juniors, and seniors have additional options like language houses and themed living communities.

Questions for a Current Parent?

Jeff Heitzenrater, Associate Director of Admission, is the parent of a recent Sewanee graduate and a second-year student at another college. Send him a message and hear back from someone who has gone through the college search process twice as a parent.