Application Process FAQ

How can I apply for admission to Hendrix College?

The first step in applying to Hendrix is completing the Common Application online. You may also download and mail a completed Common Application directly to Hendrix, but applying online is easier, faster, and free! Access the Common Application and other required application materials at

What items are needed for a completed application?

A completed application consists of a Common Applicaton with essay, Common Application Supplement for Hendrix, official transcript(s)*, ACT and/or SAT scores, and Secondary School Report. We also recommend that you submit at least one recommendation letter with your application, though this piece is not required. A résumé is also very helpful in our evaluation to ensure that we consider all your activities – academic, extracurricular, or community-based.

*Most admission decisions are based upon a sixth- or seventh-semester high school transcript. However, receipt of a final transcript indicating final grades in all work attempted is required by July 1 after the senior year.

Is one standardized test preferred over another?

Hendrix affirms its desire to evaluate students on a holistic basis and thus will continue to utilize standardized test scores as one component of the application review. We will accept either the ACT or the SAT. We show no preference on which test is taken, but we strongly encourage all applicants to take one or both of the tests during their junior and/or senior year of high school. If you’ve taken both tests, we’ll use the score of the one on which you’ve performed better.  Additionally, Hendrix utilizes a method called “super scoring” in which sub-scores from multiple tests are combined to form the highest composite score.

Note that scores from the ACT and SAT writing tests are not considered when evaluating candidates for admission.

When should I expect to hear when I’m accepted or not?

 Hendrix College uses an Early Action application schedule. If a student is accepted under one of our Early Action deadlines, they are not required to attend Hendrix. 

Fall 2014 Admission    Application Deadline    Decision Notification   Deposit Due 
Early Action I November 15 Begins December 15 May 1
Early Action II February 1 Begins March 1 May 1
Regular Admission After February 1         After March 1 May 1

What do I need to receive an academic scholarship?

Complete an application for admission to Hendrix – this also serves as the application for academic scholarships. Three factors, all weighted equally, help determine who is eligible for academic scholarships and what amount is awarded: GPA and college preparatory classes taken (math, science, social science, English, and foreign language); ACT and/or SAT scores; and class rank.  If your high school does not rank students, your GPA will receive double-weight in the scholarship award process.  Your writing submission, letters of recommendation, and résumé are also utilized in scholarship evaluations.

For questions regarding your application, please contact your admission counselor. 

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