Freshman applicants who have carefully researched their college alternatives and concluded that Roanoke College is their first choice should apply under the Early Decision Plan. Candidates will be considered according to their academic potential as exhibited by their high school course work, standardized test scores, class rank, and other relevant academic information.Early Decision applications and supporting credentials should be received by December 1. Either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) or the American College Testing Program (ACT) is required of freshman applicants. The College recommends that the applicant take one of these examinations in the Spring of the junior year in school and indicate that Roanoke College is to receive a copy of the results directly from the testing service. Information on both examinations is available at secondary schools or from Roanoke College. The examination code numbers for the College are 5571 for the SAT and 4392 for the ACT.
Early Decision Candidates will be notified by December 15 and are committed to enroll at Roanoke College. The deposit deadline for Early Decision students is January 15.
An application for admission can be obtained by writing to the Admissions Office, by calling the Admissions Office (800-388-2276 or 540-375-2270), by e-mail (admissions@roanoke .edu), or through the Internet (www.roanoke.edu). Inquiries pertaining to admissions should be directed to the Admissions Office.
A visit to the College is strongly recommended. Visitors are able to talk with a member of the admissions staff, tour the campus with a student guide, attend classes, and dine in the Commons as guests of the College. The Admissions Office is open on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays (September-April) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A student who anticipates a visit to the College should write or call in advance for an appointment.