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Application Deadlines

Early Decision I - November 15
Early Decision II - January 15
Regular Decision - January 15

Required Documents for Admissions

A completed application file contains the following items:

  • Completed Common Application- Apply online
  • Official secondary school records
  • Official SAT I or ACT scores (Our test optional policy)
  • Teacher recommendation 
  • Counselor recommendation 
  • $60 application fee
  • Senior mid-year grades (when available)
  • Early Decision Form (PDF) (only if applying for Early Decision admission)

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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.


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Why Jacob Metter ’19 Went Early Decision

Jacob Metter

What made you decide to apply Early Decision to Gettysburg?
I knew since visiting the campus in the summer that I wanted to call this place home.  I took away that Gettysburg is a highly respected school, and it can serve me well after college. I realized that if I wanted to go here, I needed to stand out as much as possible. One way to do that is to apply ED.

You traveled across the country to study physics and math on our campus. What influenced your decision the most?
What struck me the most was the faculty. Everyone I have met here genuinely cares about me and wants me to succeed. I go to office hours and they help me figure out where I messed up so I can fix that mistake. I love how the physics and math professors aren’t afraid to crack a joke or two in class (albeit very corny jokes).

What are some of things you are involved with on campus now?
I am currently involved in the [satellite] ROTC program offered here at Gettysburg. I decided to do this program because I want to do something in my life that I can feel proud of, and joining the Army seemed like the perfect choice for me. I did not want to enlist because I still did feel like college was an important thing that I needed, so ROTC provides the best of both worlds, so to speak.

What is something about Gettysburg College that has surprised you?
What surprised me the most was the amount of activities that Gettysburg offers each weekend. There are so many ways to have fun, like seeing a free movie at the Majestic Theater in town or playing laser tag on Stine Lake.