First-Year Application Requirements

Emory University accepts the Common Application. The application for admission can be found on the Common Application website: To complete your admission file, the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission requires the following:

  • Common Application
  • Questions and Writing Supplement Section of the Emory University "My College" tab of the Common Application
  • A $75 application fee or Common Application fee waiver
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Official scores from the SAT and/or the ACT; if English is your second language, it is highly recommended that you submit results from the TOEFL or IELTS
  • Testing Codes: SAT/TOEFL: 5187; ACT: 0810
  • Secondary school report/counselor’s recommendation
  • Two teacher letters of recommendation
  • Mid-year report (due January 27 for EDII; February 15 for RD applicants)
  • Home-Schooled Applicants: In addition to meeting all admission requirements and submitting the required results from the SAT I or ACT, we request that home-schooled applicants also submit results from three SAT II subject exams—one in mathematics and two of the student's choosing. Additionally, we require at least one letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member. We also encourage home-schooled applicants to submit a comprehensive explanation of their curriculum.

Application Reminders

We know the college application process can be complicated on top of all of your other senior year activities. We offer this helpful list of reminders to streamline the process for you.
  • All application materials are found online through the Common Application at:
  • All Emory application deadlines are for online submission or postmark.
  • If you are applying to Emory College, Oxford College, or both, you need only submit one application and one set of supporting documents.
  • Any mailed application materials need to be sent to:
    Emory University
    Office of Admission – Undergraduate
    3263-001-1AA (omit for UPS, FedEx)
    1390 Oxford Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30322-1016
  • Any mailed application materials should include the applicant's full name and date of birth.
  • Make a copy of ALL application materials submitted.
  • The Admission Committee is unable to return any part of your application.

Admission Considerations

Emory University seeks an outstanding first-year class in much the same way that other highly selective colleges and universities do. And so, objective information such as curriculum, grades and standardized test scores are important as we select candidates for the first-year class. However, so too are the personal attributes of the students. As an institution, we are looking for students who are engaged in their communities and curious about what lies beyond their hometown, state, and nation. In short, we want students who aspire to be vibrant lifelong learners, with their university education being only the first step in that process. In addition to academic credentials, the admissions committee carefully evaluates subjective material such as extracurricular activities and a student’s potential to contribute to the life of the university, personal essays and letters of recommendation. All of this valuable information paints a vivid picture of who each applicant is to the Admission Committee and decisions are based not on individual pieces of the application but on the entirety of an applicant's profile.