First-year student applicants to Oxford must submit entrance credentials indicating graduation from a secondary school with at least sixteen acceptable units of work. Oxford strongly recommends the following: Subject Years, English 4, Mathematics (including Algebra II) 4, Foreign language 2, Social studies 3, Laboratory sciences 3

The applicant must also present satisfactory scores on the examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board (SAT: Oxford College code number 5186) or the American College Testing program (ACT: Oxford College code number 0815). Emory University accepts the Common Application or Coalition Application.  You may find the link to these applications at

Application Procedure

Application Fee

A nonrefundable processing fee of $75 must accompany each completed application. 

Admission Plans

There are three options for admission plans under which one can apply to Oxford College of Emory University. 

Early Decision

Deadline: Early Decision I—November 1. Notification: December 15 Deadline: Early Decision II—January 1. Notification: February 15 

The Early Decision program is binding and allows students to learn of their admission decision early in the senior year. Applicants admitted under the Early Decision program should consider Emory University their first choice and pay an admission deposit by the stated deadline. Students who apply Early Decision to Oxford College may also apply to Emory College through the Early Decision plan. However, if admitted to both Emory College and Oxford College through the Early Decision I or early Decision II plan, the student must decide which campus they will attend by the stated deposit deadline date.

Regular Decision

Deadline: January 1 (Fall term). Notification: April 1

Students who select Regular Decision for Oxford College may also select to apply Regular Decision for Emory College.

Oxford Scholars Program

Deadline: November 15. Notification: Mid-February

Students who apply for the Oxford Scholars program must also select Early Decision or Regular Decision. Students may nominate themselves for merit scholarships on the admission application (no supplement or nomination form is required).

Early Admission

Deadline: January 15. Notification: April 1

Academically exceptional students wishing to enter college after completing the eleventh grade may apply for early admission. Candidates are expected to complete all requirements for regular admission and meet the same standards of eligibility. Candidates must take the SAT I or ACT prior to the application deadline. A personal interview is highly recommended for early admission candidates.

Joint Enrollment

Deadline: June 15. Notification: August 1

This admission plan serves students who wish to take courses at Oxford while still enrolled in high school. Students must have completed the junior year in secondary school and must follow the same admission procedures as candidates for regular admission. Candidates must take the SAT I or ACT prior to the application deadline. Applicants may apply only for the fall semester and students are limited to ONE class per academic semester.

Admission Decisions

Upon notice of acceptance, a deposit of $550 is required by the stated deadline for Early Decision or for Regular Decision by May 1 for summer or fall enrollment. This will apply toward the first semester’s fees. The deposit may be refunded if requested by May 1 for summer or fall enrollment, and by December 15 for spring enrollment.