• Applying to Hendrix

    Choose your route. Apply to Hendrix with the Common Application or our own institutional application. Just make sure you see the deadlines … and don't wait around.

  • How to Apply

    There are two ways to apply to Hendrix. Use either the Common Application or Hendrix's own institutional application. Take your pick.

    The Common Application

    Go straight to The Common Application . If you have a problem, send an email to caohelp@commonapp.net . Or you can log in and click "Help Center." If your question isn't answered there, click the "Ask a Question" tab to submit your inquiry.

    You'll receive an email from the Hendrix Office of Admission confirming that we received your application. You'll also receive an email from The Common Application confirming your submission. If you don't receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, be sure to contact The Common Application.


      Hendrix College Application

      If you use the Hendrix College online application, please make sure to click submit in order to ensure your application is sent to us. If you do not receive a confirmation email after a few days or have any questions about your application, please reach out to adm@hendrix.edu OR call 501-450-1362


      • What you need to apply

        In order for your application to Hendrix to be considered complete,
        we need to receive the following:

        • Common Application or a Hendrix Application
        • Transcripts & School Report 


      • Application Deadlines

         Application DeadlineDecision NotificationDeposit Due
        Early Action INovember 15Begins December 15May 1
        Early Action IIFebruary 1Begins March 1May 1
        Regular DecisionAfter February 1After March 1May 1

      • Essay Prompts

        Looking to apply for admission to Hendrix College?

        While you cannot start your application for admission until August 1, you can start thinking and working on your essay for admission.

        Want a reminder when Hendrix's application for admission opens for your senior year? Fill out this brief form.

        The Essay Prompts

        1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

        2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

        3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

        4. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

        5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

        6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

        7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

        The word limit on the essay is 650. 

      • Admission Requirements

        Here's what we recommend and require for admission at Hendrix, whether you're a high school student, home-schooled student, transfer or non-degree-seeking student.

      • Questions? We have answers!

        Use the form below to tell us what is on your mind.