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Applying to Jewell is easy with our online application. We eliminated the standardized test to promote equity and because we believe students have a larger story to tell. Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate outstanding performance in core coursework at the high school and/or college level and display a commitment to engagement, personal growth and leadership demonstrated in their lives outside of the classroom. Applicants have the opportunity to tell their story by responding to an essay prompt and providing an involvement and honors resume all within our convenient and free online application. If you need help with the application contact your admission counselor. They're here to help.

Admission for High School Seniors

  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.

As of July 1, 2020, ACT and/or SAT scores are NOT required for admission to the College. However, test scores are considered for entry to select programs and some scholarships. If you would like to submit a test score, please send an official copy of your ACT and/or SAT test score(s) to William Jewell College

  • ACT Code: 2394
  • SAT Code: 6941

Visit our course catalog for homeschool applicant requirements.

Admission for Transfer Students

  1. Apply: Submit your FREE William Jewell College online application or complete the Common Application
  2. College Transcript: Please follow your institutions formal transcript release process to have your official college transcript sent to William Jewell College.
    • Students who have attended more than one institution after graduating from high school need to submit all official college transcripts.
    • Students who have amassed less than 26 total credit hours will also be asked to submit an official high school transcript.
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Honors Institute in Critical Thinking

If you like to be challenged, explore new ideas, take risks and make a difference in the life of communities, you will thrive in the Honors Institute. To apply for the program, you must first complete Jewell's admission application. Simply check that you're interested in Honors and we'll follow up with details. Learn more about the Honors Institute.

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
    1. What’s the most important belief of yours that you have ever changed? How did that happen? What did you learn about your ways of thinking?
    2. If you could have the answers to any three questions, what would they be, and why?
    3. Science can solve all of the world’s problems. Do you agree? Disagree? Why?
    4. “Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.” -- Jessamyn West Do you agree? Disagree? Why? Indeed, what does the saying even mean?

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 2020 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. View your Jewell course equivalencies

Graduate Programs in Education

  1. Apply: Submit your FREE William Jewell College online application.
  2. An official transcript from a regionally-accredited college or university showing the awarding of a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA based on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended, whether as an undergraduate or graduate student and whether or not credit was awarded.
  4. Two professional recommendations.
  5. A professional résumé/curriculum vitae.

>Additional required items specific to the Masters of Science in Education:

  • Evidence of teacher certification.
  • Evidence of employment with a school for the following school year.
  • A candidate essay discussing expected program outcomes and how this program will enhance the applicant’s role as a teacher leader in his/her school.

>Additional required items specific to the Masters of Arts in Teaching:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0, based on a 4.0 scale, in the content area(s) most related to the prospective teaching field.
  • Evidence of passing the Missouri State Content Assessment in the prospective teaching field.
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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 15 – 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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