Requirements and Deadlines

Application Requirements

  • A completed application for admission
  • A personal statement
  • An official high school transcript
  • A secondary high school report form and counselor recommendation
  • Selection of Test Score Waived Option (TSWO) OR official SAT/ACT scores (TSWO is not appropriate for applicants seeking Honors Program or 3/2 Accelerated Management Program consideration.)
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • A financial aid application (if you intend on applying for need-based financial aid)
  • An Early Decision Agreement Form (if you are applying for Early Decision)

First Year Students

Admission to Rollins is highly selective.  Many factors are considered in the admission process, including each candidate’s academic record, talents, interests, and potential to contribute to the Rollins community.

Ways to Apply

Application Options

  • Test Score Waived Option (TSWO)

TSWO allows applicants to apply without their standardized test scores. You'll need to submit a personal representation telling us about yourself. You may submit this personal representation as a 1-minute YouTube video or a PowerPoint presentation of 6-8 slides. Please email your YouTube video link or your PowerPoint presentation to Be sure to include your name and address and/or high school so we can identify you.

  • 3/2 Accelerated Management Program (AMP)

AMP at Rollins combines a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) and a two-year Master of Business Administration (MBA) into a five-year program. The first three years are spent working on the student's undergraduate degree while the final two years are completed in the Early Advantage MBA Program (EAMBA) at the Crummer Graduate School of Business. 


  • Early Decision - Rounds I & II

Students whose first choice is Rollins are encouraged to apply Early Decision. Early Decision is a binding program, and accepted students are expected to enroll. You must complete and return the Early Decision Agreement Form to be considered for Early Decision. Advantages of Early Decision include priority consideration for admission and academic scholarships, and an early financial aid estimate for financial aid applicants.

    Round I

Deadline: November 15
Notification Date: December 15
Enrollment Deposit Due: January 15

    Round II

Deadline: January 15
Notification Date: February 1
Enrollment Deposit Due: March 1

  • Regular Decision

The final admission application deadline. Applications received after this date are considered on a space-available basis.

Deadline: February 15
Notification Date: April 1
Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1

  • Scholarships

Applicants who expect to be considered for scholarships should submit a completed application by January 5 for priority consideration.

Factors considered in evaluating a candidate

  • The overall academic record
  • The level of challenge in the course work
  • High school counselor recommendation letter
  • The application and personal statement
  • Personal representation (for applicants selecting the Test Score Waived Option)
  • Extracurricular participation
  • Personal qualities

Spring Semester Admission

To be considered for the limited number of first-year openings available each spring semester, you should submit all application information by December 1. Should you have questions about spring semester admission you may contact the
Director of Spring Admission, who serves as your liaison to Rollins. For more information about spring admission, please click here.

Early Admission

If you are an extraordinary high school student, you may be considered for admission at the conclusion of your junior year, provided all other admission requirements are satisfied. Early Admission candidates should apply through the Regular Decision cycle.

Advanced Standing Credit

Credit is awarded for Advanced Placement Exams, International Baccalaureate programs, or dual enrollment courses. A score of 4 or 5 on an Advance Placement Exam is worth one elective course credit. Grades of C or better on most British GCE A-Level exams are worth two course credits each, and up to eight course credits may be awarded for the German Abitur.

  • If you are an International Baccalaureate graduate, you will receive credit based on the following criteria:
  • One year (32 semester hours) for students with an IB diploma and a score of 30 or better.
  • Eight semester hours for each higher level score of 5 or better and four semester hours for each score of 4 or better to a maximum of 24 semester hours for students with or without an IB diploma and a score of less than 30.
  • General education requirement credit and advanced placement in major courses will be granted as appropriate, subject to approval.

Honors Degree Program

Designed for students with exceptional abilities, the Honors Degree program admits first-year students with a superior record of academic achievement and leads to a distinct and separate undergraduate degree-Artium Baccalaureus Honoris-the Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree. First-year accepted students chosen for initiation into the Honors Degree Program receive notification from the Director of the Honors Program shortly after learning of their acceptance to Rollins.

Honors Students complete a core of interdisciplinary courses designed to provide an integrated understanding of the liberal arts. A series of four team-taught seminars during their first and second years introduces students to the various methods of inquiry in a liberal education. Honors seminars in the third and fourth years support significant independent research projects that represent the culmination of students' Honors experience at Rollins. More information about the Honors Degree Program is available on the Honors website.

Admission and Scholarship Appeals

A candidate wishing to appeal an admission decision or to request reconsideration for a merit scholarship should submit a written appeal by email or letter to their admission counselor.  The appeal should contain reasons for the appeal and supporting documentation including new or updated information (grades, test scores, etc.).  Decisions resulting from appeals are final.