Application Instructions

Learn more about Rollins College admission requirements and deadlines for first-year, international, and transfer applicants.

First-Year Applicants

Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines for first-year applicants at Rollins. For complete details about first-year admission, visit Application Guide: First-Year Applicants.

Application Materials

  • 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)

*For students submitting test scores, Rollins will accept either the old SAT, the redesigned SAT or the ACT.  In assessing SAT scores, Rollins uses the highest individual subscores of the same version of the SAT from multiple test dates. For applicants submitting both the current SAT and redesigned SAT, the results will not be superscored across the two versions.  Rollins will not require the optional essay.

Deadlines

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, an early financial aid estimate for financial aid applicants, top first or second choice for their First Year Seminar course, and having their first semester course registration completed by faculty before Regular Decision students.

Round I
Deadline: November 1
Notification Date: December 15
Enrollment Deposit Due: January 15

Round II
Deadline: December 15
Notification Date: January 15
Enrollment Deposit Due: February 15

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

Priority Scholarship Deadline: November 1
Deadline: February 1
Notification Date: April 1
Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1

International Applicants

Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines for international applicants at Rollins. For complete details about first-year admission, visit Application Guide: International Applicants.

Application Materials

  • A completed application for admission
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • 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)
  • An Early Decision Agreement Form (if you are applying for Early Decision)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not your native language

*For students submitting test scores, Rollins will accept either the old SAT, the redesigned SAT or the ACT.  In assessing SAT scores, Rollins uses the highest individual subscores of the same version of the SAT from multiple test dates. For applicants submitting both the current SAT and redesigned SAT, the results will not be superscored across the two versions.  Rollins will not require the optional essay.

Additional Requirements

Along with the regular admission requirements at Rollins, international students must meet additional requirements.

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as part of the application process.  Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System).  A score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 80 (IBT) on the (TOEFL) or an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the (IELTS) to indicate adequate proficiency.

Please request your scores to be sent to Rollins.  Our TOEFL code is 5572 and we only accept scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center.  No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted.  An institutional code is not required for the IELTS and just get in touch with the testing center to have your scores be submitted electronically.  

Any student that submits a foreign college/university transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation. Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. and WES are the ones that Rollins uses for evaluation services.

Transfer Applicants

Learn more about the application requirements and deadlines for first-year applicants at Rollins. For complete details about transfer admission, visit Application Guide: Transfer Applicants.

Admission Materials

  • A completed application for admission
  • A personal statement
  • An official copy of your high school transcript. If you did not attend or finish high school, we require an official copy of your GED.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee
  • A financial aid application (if you intend on applying for need-based financial aid)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores if English is not your native language. Learn more about international student admission and requirements.

*Any student that submits a foreign college/university transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation. Josef Silny & Associates and World Education Services are the ones that Rollins uses for evaluation services.

Deadlines

Fall Semester Admission The application deadline for fall semester applicants is March 1 for Priority Consideration and April 15 for Regular Decision. Candidates who apply after the admission deadline will be considered on a space-available basis and will be notified of their admission status within two to four weeks from the time their file becomes complete. Should you have questions about fall semester admission, you may contact the Director of Transfer Admission, who serves as your liaison to Rollins.

Spring Semester Admission To be considered for the limited number of transfer and first-year student openings available each spring semester, you should submit all application information by December 1. First-year applicants are considered students who do not have college experience after high school graduation or students who are transferring from another college or university with less than the equivalent of a full year - less than 30 credit hours. In addition to the requirements above, first-year applicants are required to send a high school counselor recommendation and secondary school report. Notifications of admission decisions will be sent to candidates as soon as possible. Should you have questions about spring semester admission, you may contact the Director of Spring Admission, who serves as your liaison to Rollins.
Learn More: Spring Admission