Application Deadline

Regular Decision- January 15

Required Documents for Regular Decision Applicants

  • Completed Common Application*- Apply online
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official SAT I or ACT scores. (Test optional policy)
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Counselor recommendation
  • $60 application fee
  • Senior mid-year grades (when available)

*Please note that Gettysburg does not require you to complete the new Courses & Grades section of the Common App.

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Can my high school submit information online?

Gettysburg accepts online submission of transcripts, secondary school reports, counselor recommendations and teacher recommendations through the Common Application online. We consider these official documents; there is no need to follow up with paper copies.

Application Review Process

Gettysburg College typically receives about 6,300 Regular Decision applications each year and mails admissions decisions by late March.

At Gettysburg, your academic credentials will be evaluated carefully during the application review process.

In conjunction with your academic record, the admissions staff is also very interested in learning about your activities, hobbies, and passions, and in exploring how those interests will contribute to the ongoing life of this dynamic college community.