If you encounter difficulty in submitting your application for admission, please contact our office at 1.800.KANGAROO.
Fall 2016 applicants impacted by the recent flooding in Texas, who are applying under the December 1 deadline and now will be taking the rescheduled October ACT, please contact the Office of Admission, 800.526.4276, to receive a deadline extension.
Admission to Austin College is very competitive. The College annually receives three to four applications for each space in the freshman class. If you are academically well-prepared and would like to be a part of this living and learning community, we urge you to apply.
Our Admission Review Process
To be considered for admission at Austin College, students should be in good academic standing, taking classes which are challenging. Your transcript should include a nice distribution of courses, in true liberal arts style.
Freshmen, remember to continue to take a full load of core courses your senior year of high school.
Keep in mind that a decent grade in a challenging class is more impressive than an easy A. For freshman admission, we also consider standardized test scores when making admission decisions. Austin College accepts both the ACT or SAT, and as policy we “super score.” (We will take your highest subscores from different test dates and combine them to make a highest “super score.” We feel what is important is that we see your highest potential in each sub-section, not just how you scored overall during one test session.)
But don’t think numbers are everything. We have a holistic admission review process. In considering your application for admission, we’ll be looking for glimpses of the whole person in order to determine whether you’re right for us and us for you. We expect your extracurricular activities, recommendations from counselors and teachers, admission essay – and your admission interview with a member of our admission staff – to tell us the rest of the story about who you are and what you value.
To learn specific requirements and materials needed for admission, please click on the appropriate link(s) below.
We like to hear from students and to answer your questions! To check the status of your application, please contact the Office of Admission (1.800.KANGAROO) or contact your admission representative.