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

Majors & Minors

Sewanee offers 37 majors, 43 minors, 15 special programs, and more. Our small classes mean that your student's voice will be heard, their contribution will be expected.


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

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.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

In an effort to make an excellent college education more accessible for more of the nation’s best students, Sewanee is expanding its financial aid program to meet the full need of admitted students who qualify for financial aid.

Visit Sewanee

The University made the tough decision on March 14 to cancel all campus visits and events until further notice. This decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of our students, staff, faculty, and the greater Sewanee community. The Office of Admission will continue to offer a variety of virtual visits for anyone who would like to learn more about Sewanee.


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 current Sewanee student and a first-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.