Freshmen Admissions

What You Need To Send

1. Application and Personal Statement (2 Ways to Apply): 

2. Secondary School Transcript: Use our Transcript/Recommendation Request Form (PDF) to ask your school to mail an official copy of your transcript.

3. Recommendations: Request a recommendation from your counselor, teacher, principal or headmaster. We require one recommendation; please, no more than three!

4. Standardized Test Scores: We require either the SAT or ACT, and we evaluate all sections. Tests are helpful in our evaluations, but we put the most emphasis on your high school performance. R-MC's SAT code is 5566 and our ACT code is 4386.

You may already be aware that the SAT will be launching a redesigned test beginning in March of 2016. For information about how Randolph-Macon will handle the new test and its scores, be sure to read our SAT Redesign Information Page

Optional - ZeeMee Profile: Randolph-Macon is committed to reviewing our applicants holistically. We want students to have the opportunity to show us any additional information they feel will provide a better insight into their application. To better facilitate this, R-MC has partnered with ZeeMee, a website designed to allow students to create their own profile, complete with videos, images, and documents to help bolster their college applications. Creating a ZeeMee profile is completely free and a great way to tell R-MC and other institutions more about yourself.

Please note: creating a profile and submitting it with your R-MC application is completely optional — R-MC will not penalize students for not providing a ZeeMee link on their application, nor will we delay the review of an application, once all required materials are received, for the receipt of a ZeeMee profile.

What We're Looking For

  • At Randolph-Macon, each applicant is evaluated holistically and on their individual merits. For more information, please see our New Student Profile for a complete picture of our current new student class.
  • Middle 50% SAT Scores: 1000-1200 (Old SAT CR+M; this converts to 1090-1290 on the new SAT)
  • Middle 50% Grade Point Average: 3.3 - 4.0
  • For more information about required and recommended high school courses for admission, please see our High School Preparation page.

Other important dates

  • December 1: Applications for spring semester admissions are due (admissions notification by December 15).
  • June 1: Final decisions for fall applicants placed on wait list are mailed by this date.

Application deadlines are 11:59 PM EST for the date listed. May 1 enrollment deadline is a postmark deadline for postal mail deposits, and 11:59 PM EST for online deposits.