Apply for Admission

Communication is the key to a successful and stress-free admission experience! At Cottey College, we understand that there is more to a person than just her test scores, so if you have concerns about meeting any of the admission requirements please speak to your admission representative.

Cottey College Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.6
  • Minimum ACT score of 21
  • Minimum SAT score of 970 – total in critical reading and math (no writing)
  • Required college prep coursework
    • English – 4 years
    • Social Studies (history, government, psychology, economics, etc.) – 2 years
    • Foreign Language – 2 years of the same language
    • Laboratory Science (biology, chemistry, and/or physics) – 2 years
    • Math (algebra I, algebra II and geometry) – 3 years

If you have a high school grade point average of at least 2.6 (as calculated by the Office of Enrollment Management) and standardized test results that meet our current eligibility requirements, you will be notified of an admission decision within two to four weeks after completing the application process.

Cottey College Admission Process

Cottey College encourages applications from students who are serious about enrolling in a women’s liberal arts and science college and who are well-prepared through college preparatory, honor and advanced placement high school courses. All candidates for admission must be graduates of accredited high schools, or have satisfied high school graduation requirements through the G.E.D. or by special official arrangements. Admission is based on prior performance and ability to succeed at Cottey.

As a high school junior, you may start the admission process as early as April to ensure that you and your admission representative have enough time to move through the appropriate admission stages before it is time to begin the financial aid process (in January of your senior year).

- Step 1: Complete Your Application for Admission

If you’d like to submit your application online, you may do so here:

If you’d rather print and mail your application to the Enrollment Management Office, you may download an application instead: HERE.

+ Step 2: Submit the Application Fee

+ Step 3: Send Your High School Transcript

+ Step 4: Send Your Standardized Test Scores

+ OPTIONAL Step 5: Supplemental Admission Items

+ Step 6: Pay Your Tuition Deposit