Admission and Financial Aid

Start down a path of
amazing intellectual discovery.

On our picture-perfect small campus, you’ll enjoy the close attention of outstanding faculty committed to innovative teaching, foster warm relationships with your classmates, and develop as a leader inside and outside the classroom. Spend your first two years at Oxford, and finish your education on Emory’s Atlanta campus, at the heart of a major research university in the Southeast’s largest city. Let your college journey take off from here.


Choosing the right college takes time and effort. Oxford College is one of two entry points for Emory undergraduates. You’ll find two different experiences for your first and second years of college available through one application process.

You can apply to Emory University online through either the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Our Admission staff is not partial to one application over the other. Both applications offer the same personalized options to all students: the ability to apply to Oxford College, Emory College, or both and to select your desired admission plan, Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision.

Our admission staff takes a team approach to admitting the brightest students who are the best fit for an Emory education—whether you’ll spend your first two years in Oxford or Atlanta.

We encourage you to visit our Undergraduate Admission website for more information about Emory and our holistic admission process. 

Financial Aid

At Oxford, we think choosing a college should be based on fit, not finances. That’s why we’re committed to meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for all accepted domestic students. In fact, about half of our undergraduates receive financial aid, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to making an Emory education affordable. Our approach includes need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships, and programs such as Emory Advantage.

Oxford College Merit Scholarships

Each year Oxford names a number of outstanding incoming students as Oxford Scholars. Scholars are selected on the basis of their grades, test scores, essays, and extracurricular activities. To be considered for this opportunity, prospective students can nominate themselves for Emory University Scholar Programs on their application for admission.

Admission Deadlines

Application PlanApply byDecision by
ED INovember 1December 15
Scholar November 15February 15
ED IIJanuary 1February 15
RegularJanuary 1April 1

Financial Aid Deadlines

Application PlanApply byDecision by
ED IDecember 4December 16
ScholarNovember 15February 15
ED IIJanuary 15February 15
RegularFebruary 18April 1