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 and local community.
The Test Score Waived Option (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 (include your name and address and/or high school so we can identify you) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The final admission application deadline. Applications received after this date are considered on a space-available basis.
Applicants who expect to be considered for Alfond Scholarships (full tuition), Dean's Scholarships (up to $25,000 per year) or Donald Cram Scholarships (for natural sciences majors) should submit a completed application by January 5 for priority consideration.
Applicants who expect to be considered for Centennial, Presidential, or Alonzo Rollins Scholarships (ranging from $5,000 to $22,000 per year) should submit a completed application by February 15.
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.
To be considered for the limited number of first-year openings available each spring semester, you should submit all application information by November 1. Should you have questions about spring semester admission you may contact the Spring Admission Coordinator, who serves as your liaison to Rollins.
Rollins College Common Application Supplement—for applicants using the Common Application
The overall academic record
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.
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-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.