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Application Process


Dec 1: Early Decision

Feb 15: Regular Decision

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Admission to Antioch College is offered on the basis of each individual student's qualifications. It is important that each application for admission demonstrate ability to benefit from and contribute to the total Antioch College program. In reviewing the application, we look for the right combination of academic ability, willingness to work hard and contribute to our community, and grit. We are a test-optional school and look at many factors when assessing an applicant's ability to thrive at Antioch College. While you are welcome to submit ACT or SAT scores, you are not required to do so.  Here are other factors that we consider:

  • A strong academic record correlates with achievement at Antioch College.
  • While in high school, most applicants will have studied a foreign language and completed four years of English, math, science and social science.
  • Most applicants have work or volunteer experience, evidence of leadership and participation in extracurricular activities.

At this time, Antioch College regrets it cannot accept international students. We look forward to being able to do so in the future.

Transfer students who apply and are admitted to Antioch College will have their credits evaluated by the Office of the Registrar & Academic Services, and credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis. A this time, transfer students should expect to participate in our complete four-year program.

Antioch College does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, national origin, and disability.


Application Deadlines


Early Decision (Deadline-December 1; Notification on or around January 1)

  • Antioch College is your top choice.
  • This is a binding application; you agree to withdraw your applications from other colleges if accepted.
  • You will receive an early financial aid estimate.
  • Students not admitted under the Early Decision plan may be deferred for regular admission candidacy.
  • You have until January 15th to submit your enrollment deposit.
  • You can only apply under an Early Decision Agreement for one school. You must apply under Early Action or Regular Decision for your other applications.


Regular Decision (Deadline-February 15; Notification around late March)

  • This option is for students not seeking binding early admission to Antioch College.
  • You have until May 1st to submit your enrollment deposit.


Application Checklist 

  • Two Letters of Recommendation:
    • Secondary School Report (download Secondary School ReportPDF file icon) completed by a secondary school counselor or other school official. Applicants who have been out of high school for five or more years can substitute this form with a recommendation letter from a college professor, instructor, volunteer coordinator, employer, or other person in a similar role.
    • Instructor Evaluation (download Instructor Evaluation FormPDF file icon) completed by a teacher or instructor who taught you an academic subject.
  • Transcripts: Official secondary school (high school) transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable). High school transcripts are required for all applicants, including transfer students. Unofficial transcripts, including photocopies of official transcripts, cannot be accepted.
  • Essays: Two essays are required: a personal essay and a scholarship essay.
  • Interview: Students who submit all supporting materials and complete their application may be invited to interview with an admission representative or alumnus of the College.
  • Test Scores (optional): Applicants are encouraged to submit their ACT or SAT scores if they feel the scores are representative of their academic abilities.


Most application materials can be submitted digitally via our online application. However, students, instructors, and school officials mailing materials to Antioch can send supporting materials to:

Antioch College
Office of Admission
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, OH 45387