Submit your application for admission, official transcripts, essay and your SAT or ACT test scores. A letter of recommendation is not required, but may be requested.

Applying to Carroll College

Applying to Carroll is an easy process. Applications for admission are reviewed on a rolling basis. Once your application file is complete, it will be evaluated and submitted to our Admission Committee. Written notification will be sent to you as soon as the Committee has rendered its decision.

    Ways to Apply

    Students have two ways by which they may apply for admission to Carroll College. You may:

    Submit the Carroll online application or the Common Application .

    A completed application file includes the application, an essay or personal statement, standardized test score (ACT or SAT), high school transcripts, and college transcripts (if applicable).  A letter of recommendation is encouraged but not required. 

    Self-Report Your ACT or SAT Scores

    Carroll College will accept self-reported ACT and/or SAT scores for admission consideration.  When self-reporting test scores on your admission application please indicate your scores by test date.  Please do not superscore.  Students who enroll at Carroll College will be required to submit official score reports prior to registration.

    NOTE: In the fall of 2020 Carroll College will provide a test optional path for students.  Students will have this option within the application.  Students who chose this option will not be required to submit ACT or SAT test scores with the following exceptions:

    • students who have reported an unweighted academic GPA of lower than 3.0
    • students who are home schooled or attend a school that does not provide traditional letter grades
    • students applying to direct entry nursing
    • athletic recruits (test scores required by the NAIA to determine eligibility)

    Please see the financial aid page for the merit scholarship guidelines for test optional students.

    Application Deadlines

      Spring First Year & Transfer Applicants

      • November 1 - Regular Decision Deadline
      • December 1 - Rolling Admission Deadline

      Fall First Year Applicants

      • November 1 - Early Action*
      • November 1 -  Direct Entry Nursing Deadline
      • February 28 - Regular Decision Deadline
      • June 15 - Rolling Admission Deadline

      *Non-binding, guaranteed admission decision by December 1 for complete applications

      Fall Transfer Applicants

      • March 15 - Priority Consideration
      • May 1 - Transfer Nursing Application Deadline
      • June 15 - Regular Decision Deadline

      Nursing Applicants

      Applicants interested in the Nursing program at Carroll College must select "Nursing" in the academic interest 1 field, on their application to be considered.

      Previous Students & Applicants

      If you have taken courses previously at Carroll as a degree-seeking student or applied to Carroll in the last two years, but did not attend, you may "reactivate" your application for the next semester by completing the Readmission/Reactivation Application. Admission files can only be re-activated for up to two years after the original start term, if you applied to Carroll more than two years ago, we invite you to submit a new application.

      If you previoulsy attended Carroll as a degree seeking student, please complete the readmission application. 

      Our Pledge

      Carroll College is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, national origin, or ethnic origin. No qualified individual is excluded from admission or participation in any educational program, activity, or facility by reason of disability, providing the individual can properly perform with reasonable accommodation. Application instructions | Application requirements