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Are you a senior in high school? Take a look at our regular admission guidelines. Not happy with your ACT/SAT score? We believe you're capable of more — you may qualify for test-optional admission. Always dreamed of studying abroad at University of Oxford? Learn more about our Oxbridge Honors Program. Run into any problems or questions? Contact your admission counselor. They're here to help.

Regular Admission Guidelines

  1. Apply: Submit your FREE William Jewell College online application or complete the Common Application
  2. High School Transcript: Please follow your high school’s formal transcript release process to have your high school transcript sent to William Jewell College. If you are using the Common Application to apply, you may send your transcript through that service.
  3. ACT and/or SAT scores: Please send an official copy of your ACT and/or SAT test score(s) to William Jewell College
  • ACT Code: 2394
  • SAT Code: 6941

Requirements: 3.0 unweighted GPA, 22 ACT/1100 SAT

Test-Optional Admission Guidelines

  1. Apply: Submit your FREE William Jewell College online application or complete the Common Application
  2. High School Transcript: Please follow your high school’s formal transcript release process to have your high school transcript sent to William Jewell College. If you are using the Common Application to apply, you may send your transcript through that service.
  3. Academic Letter of Recommendation
  4. Involvement/Activities Resume
  5. Graded Writing Assignment

Requirements: 3.0 unweighted GPA in core courses (English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language)

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Oxbridge Honors Program Admission Guidelines

The Oxbridge Honors program is highly selective, enrolling only 18 to 22 students in each incoming class. Recent Oxbridge graduates had a mean composite ACT score of 30 and high school class rank in the top 10 percent.

  1. Apply: Submit your FREE William Jewell College online application or complete the Common Application
  2. High School Transcript: Please follow your high school’s formal transcript release process to have your high school transcript sent to William Jewell College. If you are using the Common Application to apply, you may send your transcript through that service.
  3. ACT and/or SAT scores: Send an official copy of your ACT and/or SAT test score(s) to William Jewell College
    • ACT Code: 2394
    • SAT Code: 6941
  4. Two Recommendations from Academic Sources: Must be from people who know your academic work and can attest to your achievement and promise
  5. Complete the Oxbridge Application
  6. The Oxbridge essay: respond to ONE of the following prompts using 250-500 words—
    • Does having a small vocabulary limit one’s ability to think? 
    • Is it better to be well-rounded or focused?
    • Why might it not be a good thing to cure all diseases? ​
    • Does the poetic matter in science? Or, if you prefer, does truth matter in poetry?​
    • Should a religious paragon (e.g. Jesus, Mohammad, the Buddha, etc.) have a sense of humor?​

Applicants to the Oxbridge Honors Program must also complete the William Jewell College application for admission. All Oxbridge materials may be emailed directly to Lydia Bunch or mailed to the Office of Admission. 

Priority Deadline: October 15
Students who meet the priority deadline and have a minimum 30 composite ACT are guaranteed a fall 2018 interview with the Oxbridge faculty. 

Regular Deadline: January 15
Students who meet the regular deadline and have a minimum 30 composite ACT are guaranteed an interview with the Oxbridge faculty. 

Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and/or Dual Credit

William Jewell offers Advanced Placement (AP) credit in cooperation with The College Board. AP score reports should be sent to the Office of Admission, with a minimum exam score of 4 required to be eligible for credit in most areas. The College also recognizes credits earned through the International Baccalaureate program, to be allocated at the individual department’s prerogative and the discretion of the Registrar. Click here to find your Jewell course equivalencies. 

Admission & Scholarship Timeline Admission & Scholarship Timeline

The early bird gets the worm! It's best to complete your Jewell application and submit your FAFSA as early as possible. Stay ahead of the game and look at our application deadlines below.

  • Summer

    July 1 – Application opens
    October 1 – FAFSA opens

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  • Fall/Priority

    October 15 – Fall Application Deadline (priority)
    December 15 – Academic Scholarship notification and complete Financial Aid package sent

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  • Winter/Regular

    January 5 – Winter Application Deadline (regular)
    Deadline for Premier Scholarship and Oxbridge Honors Program consideration
    February 15 – Academic Scholarship notification and complete Financial Aid package sent

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  • Spring/Late

    March 15 – Spring Application Deadline (late)
    March 23 – Oxbridge Honors Program Decisions
    April 15 – Academic Scholarship notification and complete Financial Aid package sent

    *all applications submitted after March 15 will be reviewed after April 1 on a rolling basis

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