Admission is based upon an overall and holistic review of each applicant rather than on any single factor. The following general criteria have been found most useful in selecting admitted students:
Demonstrated academic competence.
Personal motivation (in particular, motivation to take advantage of an education at an institution with the aims and programs of Hendrix College).
Character and leadership.
Hendrix College offers three admission application plans—Early Action I, Early Action II, and Regular Decision—to students applying for admission to the Freshman class. Early Action I. Students who apply by November 15 will be notified of admission decisions by December 15. Early Action II. Students who apply by February 1 will be notified of admission decisions by March 1. Regular Decision. Students who apply after February 1 will be notified of admission decisions after March 1st.