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Middle 50% Ranges for Admitted Students
Weighted GPA: 3.11 - 4.04
SAT: 990 - 1180
ACT: 19 -24

How To Apply

Catawba College offers two admission options for high school students — Standard Admission and Test Optional Admission.


STANDARD ADMISSION

Standard Admission is ideal for students with GPAs and test scores within or above our middle 50% ranges.

To apply for Standard Admission:

  1. Apply online
    (no application fee!)
    Apply Now

  2. Submit the following supplemental items:
    • An official copy of the student's high school transcript, a High School Equivalency Diploma OR a certified Adult High School Diploma;
    • An official copy of scores on either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT - CEEB code #5103) or the American College Testing Program (ACT - CEEB code #3080)*

*We will accept self-reported test scores on the application for admission. 

 

test optional ADMISSION

Test Optional Admission is ideal for students with a minimum weighted GPA of 3.25 and SAT and ACT scores below our middle 50%.

To apply for Test Optional Admission: 

  1. Apply online
    (no application fee!)
    Apply Now

  2. Submit the following supplemental items:
    • An official copy of the student's high school transcript, a High School Equivalency Diploma OR a certified Adult High School Diploma;
    • Essay or Graded Written Paper- view essay prompts at www.catawba.edu/essayprompts
    • Letter of Recommendation from core subject teacher or school counselor.


To Apply for Financial Assistance

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and submit it online as soon as possible after October 1st of your senior year. Our FAFSA code is 002914.
  2. Once you have been accepted to Catawba College and we have received the valid results of your FAFSA, the Office of Financial Aid will process your financial aid package.
  3. Please complete all financial aid requirements in a timely manner.  

*If you do not plan to apply for financial aid, please notify our Office of Financial Aid by completing the Financial Aid Waiver at www.catawba.edu/fafsawaiver.


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