Admission Requirements for Transfer & Nontraditional Students

Agnes Scott College enrolls students of diverse backgrounds, interests and talents whose academic and personal qualities promise success. We encourage all qualified students to apply.

The successful transfer or nontraditional student should have attended an accredited college within the last 5 years, ideally with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Who Can Apply

Qualified students of any race, age, creed or national or ethnic origin are encouraged to apply to Agnes Scott. In addition, as a learning community that embraces its identity and mission as a women’s college and its commitment to inclusive excellence, we admit students who were assigned female at birth, as well as, those who were assigned male or female at birth, but who now identify as female, transgender, agender, gender fluid or non-binary. Read more about our Gender Expression and Gender Identity Policy.

Recommended Academic Credentials

Your record of achievement in secondary school is the most reliable indicator of success in college. The recommended high school academic program is a minimum of:

  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of a foreign language
  • 3 years of mathematics (algebra I, II and geometry)
  • 2 years of a laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics)
  • 2 years of a social science

Credits and diplomas must be earned at accredited institutions. We accept students without the recommended number of courses in a particular field on a case by case basis, and we recommend you have at least a 3.0 GPA from any college coursework.

SAT or ACT Scores

The submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional. However, your applications must include at least one of the following:
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • an evaluative interview with an Agnes Scott admission counselor
  • an analytical or critical graded writing sample, including a description of the assignment, teacher comments and the grade

We encourage transfer and nontraditional students to consider an evaluative interview with an admission counselor. You will have the opportunity to tell us which option you have selected on the supplement to the Common Application, and we will use your choice as an indication of academic readiness for college. If you select the evaluative interview, you may click here to request an interview, following submission of your application.

* Note that Agnes Scott does not require the ACT's writing portion or the SAT's optional essay. Read FAQs on the redesigned SAT.

Self-Reported Test Scores
Agnes Scott College accepts self-reported SAT and ACT test scores from students and/or a student's college counselor. Self-reported test scores may be shared with the college by way of transcripts, a PDF by email and/or through the applicant portal.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

You must be able to proficiently communicate in English from the first day of classes. Because of this expectation, if your native language is not English, you are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or provide alternative evidence of English language proficiency.

Test Minimum Score
CAE 176