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Regular Decision

Below are the required materials for applying to Colgate. If you have any questions, please contact the admission office.


Required Materials from Applicant

All applicants must submit the following materials to apply to Colgate:
  • Common Application, including the personal statement and the Colgate University writing supplement: "In 150-200 words, please tell us what inspired you to apply for admission to Colgate University?"

  • Official standardized testing scores: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Assessment
    Students must have testing results submitted directly to Colgate from the testing agency. Alternatively, testing results reported on an official transcript will be accepted. SAT or ACT writing sections are not evaluated.

  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
    The application fee is waived for non-U.S. citizens. Additionally, Colgate accepts official fee waivers from the College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Expanding College Opportunities.

Required Materials from Guidance Counselor or School Official

  • School report

  • Guidance counselor recommendation

  • Two teacher recommendations from 10th, 11th, or 12th grade teachers

  • Official high school transcript
    An official high school transcript will display courses and grades for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

  • Official standardized testing scores: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Assessment
    Students must have testing results submitted directly to Colgate from the testing agency. Alternatively, testing results reported on an official transcript will be accepted. SAT or ACT writing sections are not evaluated.

  • Mid-Year Report, including at least first quarter or first trimester senior grades
Due in February, or as soon as possible

Financial Aid

If applying for financial aid, applicants must submit the CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE online by January 15, 2014.

Students with questions or concerns about filing the PROFILE should contact the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@colgate.edu or 315-228-7431.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at admission@colgate.edu or 315-228-7401.