Because of the College’s diverse and challenging liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the prospective student must have substantial preparation in a broad range of academic subjects.  Students graduating from an accredited secondary school with a strong college preparatory curriculum are best prepared for the academics at Roanoke.  It is highly recommended that, in preparation for Roanoke, students take a minimum of 18 academic courses, including four in English, two in social studies, four in a foreign language, and two in lab sciences.  Three courses in mathematics, including two in algebra (Algebra I and Algebra II) and one in geometry, are required.

Freshmen usually begin their degree programs with the fall term in August, but students are also considered for admission in January and June.  The deadline for admission for the fall term is March 15 for freshmen.  However, students are urged to submit their applications prior to the end of the calendar year.  Freshman applications received after March 15 will be considered as space permits.  Students will be notified of a decision no later than April 1.  An application fee of $30 must accompany the completed application.  This fee is nonrefundable and is used for processing an applicant’s credentials.  Students who can demonstrate financial need may request a fee waiver from the Admissions Office.

Transfer students are also considered for admission in August, January and June.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to submit their paperwork early.  A non-refundable $30 application fee is required.