Application for Admission


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Office of Admission
P.O. Box 9000
Warren Wilson College
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Toll-Free: 1-800-934-3536
Local: 1-828-771-2073
Fax: 1-828-298-1440


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Apply using The Common Application. Note that you will need to create an account on the Common Application website before beginning the application process.

For International Students
For Readmission or for those returning from a Leave of Absence

Potential and Ability

Admission to Warren Wilson College is a selective process based on both the potential and academic qualifications of the applicant. All available information is considered, including – but not exclusive of, or limited to – previous academic records, evidence of academic and social maturity, extra-curricular activities, community service, SAT or ACT scores, essays, references, recent grade trends and general contributions to school and community. The criteria are designed to identify a balanced student with high standards of scholarship, personal integrity, and a desire to support the mission of the College.

First Year Applicant Procedures

Potential Warren Wilson College applicants possess a high school diploma and successfully complete a college preparatory curriculum, including the following classes:
four years of English,
Algebra I,
Algebra II,
two years of laboratory sciences,
and three years of social sciences.
Foreign languages, AP, IB, and dual-enrollment courses are strongly recommended.

The College may take action on an application at any time during the process, either in the best interest of the applicant or the College.

Home School Students or non-traditional students should contact the College before applying. Find your admission counselor.

Transfer Applicant Procedures

Transfer students should have completed a college preparatory curriculum in high school, but successful completion of college-level classes will be given more weight than high school. Transfer students must be eligible to return to their most recently attended college, be in good standing and should have a cumulative GPA above 2.5 (courses with D are not accepted for transfer but are calculated into your GPA). The deadline is March 15 (October 1 for Spring semester):

The College may take action on an application at any time during the process, either in the best interest of the applicant or the College.

Early Action: November 1, 2014

Students receive their admission decision in December. Early Action applicants who deposit by May 1, 2015 are eligible for additional scholarships.

Early Decision (binding): November 15, 2015

Students are notified by December 1, 2014 and agree to attend if accepted. Deposits are due December 19, 2014. Early Decision applicants are eligible for additional need-based and scholarship opportunities.

Regular Decision: February 1, 2015

Regular Decision applicants are notified by February 15, 2015 and deposits are due on May 1, 2015.

How and when to commit to Warren Wilson

If you are accepted and decide to enroll at the College, we must receive your $300 non-refundable deposit before May 1. After May 1, deposits will be accepted only if space is available. November 1 is the deposit deadline for the spring semester.

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Apply using The Common Application.

Readmission Applicant Procedure

After a period of non-enrollment at Warren Wilson, please contact Jan Wolff in the Office of Admission at 800-934-3536 or 828-771-5823 or email There is no application for readmission, and the Common Application is not to be used for readmission.

You may download a pdf of the readmission questions or you may simply email the following:

Part I: Contact and Background Information

Part II: Statement of Return

Please let us know the reasons you left the College, what you have been doing in the interim, and why you now feel ready to return. (No minimum or maximum of words but the more you are willing to share, might make your transition and your steps towards graduation easier for us to help you.)

Part III: Other College Credit

Have you taken any classes elsewhere since leaving Warren Wilson College? If yes, we will need the official transcripts from that college as soon as possible. If you are currently enrolled in classes, please list those in this email.

Part IV: Steps Toward Your Return

Applicants for readmission will need to provide the College with updated contact information, any transcripts showing college courses completed since leaving Warren Wilson College, and a statement of return which addresses the applicant’s reasons for leaving, what they have done in the interim, and why they are now ready to return.

Non-discrimination Policy
Warren Wilson College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, in the administration of its educational policies, recruitment or admission of students, scholarship, grant or loan programs, athletic or other College administered programs, employment procedures, training programs, promotion policies or other related personnel practices.

The College prohibits taking any retaliatory action against any employee for opposing a practice that he or she believes to be discriminatory, including the filing of an internal grievance or a charge with a state or federal civil rights enforcement agency. (Approved by the President, June 26, 2012)

Actions of the Admission Office and Staff
Current students should acquaint themselves with the complaint procedure listed in the College Catalog before proceeding with an informal or formal complaint. Enrolled students wishing to file a complaint against a member of the staff or an action of the Admission Office should first ask to meet with the VP for Enrollment to seek an informal solution. A student may address a concern or complaint in writing addressed to the VP as well. The VP will respond in writing within 5 working days as to the resolution of the complaint. If the student is not satisfied with that resolution, the student should then address a letter to the President and include a copy of the original complaint, as well as the response from the VP for Enrollment for the President's consideration.