Home-Schooled Applicants

In evaluating your application to Denison, we take a number of things into consideration about you as an individual. We are seeking students who have demonstrated a seriousness toward their academic life and who, in addition, would bring a variety of interests, characteristics, and personal qualities to our dynamic campus community. Our admission committee gives careful attention to the following components of your application:

Required Items

Additional Information

Common Application or Coalition Application

Once you submit your application, you will be emailed a confirmation that includes login information for your online portal (where you can keep track of your other application materials). A personal essay is included in this application.

High School Transcript

Your teacher/counselor must send us a copy of your official transcript, including a detailed syllabus. We will use this to recalculate your GPA and evaluate your academic performance and course selection*.

Recommendations (x2)

These references must come from adults not related to you (unless a family member was your primary instructor). One reference should be a teacher, and the other should be from someone affiliated with one of your extracurricular activities.

Early Decision Agreement

This contract—signed by you, a parent/guardian, and your counselor—is required for early decision applicants.

Optional Items

Additional Information

ACT or SAT Scores

Submission of test scores is optional, per Denison’s test optional policy.

Interview (on campus with an admission counselor or senior interviewer, or off campus with an alumnus/alumna)

Interviews are optional but strongly recommended.

Fine/Performing Arts Supplement

Students interested in creative writing, dance, music, studio art, or theatre may submit supplementary arts materials for evaluation. This is done through the Denison Applicant Portal, which is available once the Common or Coalition Application has been submitted.

* We strongly recommend that you complete four years of English and at least three years of mathematics, foreign language, science, and social studies during high school. We also encourage you to challenge yourself with rigorous courses, when available and within reason.

Application Round

Submission Deadline

Decision Notification Sent By

Reply Deadline

Early Decision I (binding)

November 15

December 15

7-10 days

Early Decision II (binding)

January 15

February 15

7-10 days

Regular Decision

January 15

mid-March

May 1

Denison University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.

Contact Us

Admission (Office of)

Mail
Admission (Office of)
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6276

Financial Aid

Mail
Financial Aid
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023
Phone
740-587-6276
Fax
740-562-6322

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