Freshman Admission

A complete admission file includes:

  1. Completed application form, including personal essay
  2. Official transcripts from high school, any college(s) concurrently attended during high school, or GED/HiSet Exam scores (if applicable)
  3. Official ACT or SAT scores
  4. Secondary school report or letter of recommendation (encouraged but not required)

Students who desire to enroll before completing the traditional senior year in high school (outside of our Advanced College Experience program) will be reviewed by the Admission Committee to determine the applicant’s ability for academic and personal success.

The Admission Committee will consider ACT or SAT test scores posted on an official high school transcript as official for admission purposes. Otherwise, the applicant must have test scores submitted from one of the following entrance examinations: ACT or the College Board (SAT). The Carroll ACT identifying number is 2408 and the SAT identifying number is 4041. Traditional freshman applicants are encouraged to take admission tests by December of the senior year of high school in order for the Office of Admission to make a timely decision. Applicants may obtain testing information from any high school counseling office/career center or online.


The offer of admission is contingent upon the successful completion of the senior year of high school and graduation requirements. To receive full consideration for scholarships and financial aid opportunities, applicants must have a complete admission file by the regular consideration admission deadline.

Freshman applicants are strongly encouraged to follow a college-preparatory curriculum. While such a curriculum is recommended, it is not required in order for a student to be considered for admission to Carroll College. The following is a recommended curriculum schedule for four years of high school:

English—4 years

Mathematics—3 years, including Algebra II

Social Studies—3 years, including U.S. History and U.S. Government

Science—2 years, including one lab science

Foreign Language—2 years

Fine Arts (music, art, theatre)—2 years

Technology—1 year