First Year Applicants
Stetson University accepts both the Stetson University Application for Admission and the Common Application. You must complete the application for admission and submit the required supporting materials to be considered for admission to Stetson University.
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Please read the following instructions carefully before beginning your application for admission:
Stetson University accepts the following applications for admission:
A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission. Checks should be made payable to Stetson University. The fee may be paid online.
If you cannot pay the fee, you may submit the College Board Request for Waiver of College Application Fee or the NACAC Request for Waiver of Application Fee. Your high school counselor must use the ATP guidelines distributed by the College Board for the fee waiver.
Required Supporting Materials
All required supporting materials must be received before an application decision can be rendered. Please see below for details.
The following required supporting materials must be received by the Office of Admission before an admission decision can be rendered. All supporting materials should be mailed to:
Office of Admission
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required.
Letters of Recommendation
First year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Letters of recommendation should be written and signed by the person making the recommendation and can be emailed to the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While it is not required, first year applicants can take the Mail-in Advisor Evaluation form to the proper secondary/high school official and have it completed and returned to the Office of Admission by that official.
All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. The writing sample can use one of the essay topics below or may be a graded paper or essay.
- Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
- If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?
- Describe a time you did not meet expectations and what impact the experience had on you.
- What gives meaning to your life?
- If you wrote a letter to yourself to be opened in 20 years, what would it say?
(Optional) Standardized Testing Scores
Stetson University values academic achievement, commitment to personal values, leadership, talent, character and initiative above standardized testing. Therefore, submitting standardized test results for admission consideration is optional. Score-optional consideration is an alternative for applicants who feel that their test scores don't adequately reflect their level of academic achievement and/or accurately predict their potential. However, if you feel that your test scores are a good reflection of your ability, send them to the Office of Admission and they will be considered along with your other supporting materials. In most instances, applicants choose to submit their test scores.
Stetson University's testing codes are 0756 (ACT) and 5630 (SAT).
ACT and SAT test scores for English, critical reading an/or writing will be evaluated to ensure that first-year students are placed into appropriate classes.
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Stetson University operates on a rolling admission, so it is best to apply as early as possible. The university offers priority application dates for the fall term on December 1 and March 1. To preserve the faculty-student ratio, classes are limited. The university reserves the right to close the class earlier than dates specified if enrollment goals are met before those dates.