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Davis & Elkins College seeks to enroll students with academic and personal qualities that indicate the potential for intellectual, social, and spiritual growth without regard to the applicant’s race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, gender identification, or genetic information or any oath characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. A basic premise of the College’s admission policies is that all applicants will be reviewed individually to determine if they are capable of successfully meeting their responsibilities as a Davis & Elkins student benefiting from the personalized educational experience the College provides.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. As applications become complete, students are notified of the admission decision as soon as it is made. Although there are not specific deadlines for applications (with the exception of international students), students are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure maximum financial aid consideration and course selection.

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Freshman Traditional Applicants

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. GPA’s reported as a percentage will be calculated according to assigned letter grades. Students who submit a transcript with a cumulative GPA below a 2.5 may be requested to schedule an interview with the Office of Admission, after which an admission decision will be made. An approved test of high school equivalency may be presented in place of the high school transcript.
  • Submit SAT or ACT results. International students may be required to submit additional test scores such as TOEFL, IELTS, or Pearson PTE scores. We are currently test-optional and will be reviewing applicants without test score submissions.
  • Completion of a minimum of 14 academic or college preparatory units, including the following at the high school level:

– Four units of English;
– Three units of Mathematics;
– Three units of Science one of which must have a laboratory;
– Four units of Social Studies, Social Sciences, and Academic Electives.

An admission interview may be requested.

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Freshman Non-Traditional Applicants

(Applicants who have been out of high school for two or more years.)

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. GPA’s reported as a percentage will be calculated
    according to assigned letter grades. Students who submit a transcript with a cumulative
    GPA below a 2.5 may be requested to schedule an interview with the Office of
    Admission, after which an admission decision will be made. An approved test of high school equivalency may be presented in place of the high school transcript.
  • Completion of a minimum of 14 academic or college preparatory units, including the following at the high school level:

– Four units of English;
– Three units of Mathematics;
– Three units of Science one of which must have a laboratory;
– Four units of Social Studies, Social Sciences, and Academic Electives.

An admission interview may be requested.

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Minimum 2.5 transfer GPA. To be considered a transfer applicant, students must possess
12 or more credit hours of college course work. Dual enrollment credit obtained during
high school does not count towards the required 12 credit hours. Students submitting
transfer credits with a cumulative GPA of less than 2.5 will be required to schedule an
admission interview with the Office of Admission.

Submission of a final, official high school transcript is required.

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