Traditional Freshman Students

The Admissions Committee considers a strong college preparatory program in high school to be the best preparation for success at Stevenson. Considerable emphasis is placed upon the rigor of the candidate’s course load in any given year (especially the senior year) and participation in accelerated, honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate courses.

A minimum of 17 academic units distributed as follows is recommended.

  • English — 4 credits
  • History/Social Studies — 3 credits
  • Mathematics — 3 credits (algebra I, geometry, and algebra II or advanced courses in mathematics)
  • Science —3 credits (including at least two laboratory science courses, preferably biology and chemistry)
  • Foreign language – 2 credits (in the same language)
  • Electives — 2 credits

Candidates, whose high school programs have not followed the recommended patterns but whose total credentials show evidence of potential for success at Stevenson University, are invited to apply with the assurance that their records will be given full and careful consideration in a holistic review process.

For prospective freshmen, application for admission to Stevenson University consists of the following:

  1. A completed Common Application.
  2. A writing sample.
  3. Official high school transcript or GED.
  4. SAT (Stevenson University's code is 5856) or ACT (Stevenson University’s code is 1753) scores. Self- reported scores are permitted for the application process, and official scores are required at a later time for enrollment.
  5. At least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or a school counselor. Up to three letters will be considered.
  6. Optional:
  • Admissions interview

Students may begin at Stevenson in the fall, spring, or summer semester. For the fall semester, applicants are notified of their admission status on a rolling basis after September 15. Applications filed after March 1 for the fall semester will be considered on a space-available basis. For the spring semester, applicants are notified of their admission status on a rolling basis after October 1. Applications filed after December 1 for the spring semester will be considered on a space-available basis. Earlier deadlines apply for scholarship consideration.  Please see stevenson.edu/admissions-aid/scholarships-financial-aid/ for details. 

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