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Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

We're pleased that you are considering Rosemont College to pursue your future ambitions, and look forward to getting to know more about you. Read more about our admissions requirements for undergraduates below.

We seek students who have demonstrated a seriousness towards their academic life and in addition, bring a variety of interests, characteristics, and personal qualities in a combination that is unlike any other. All applications for admission submitted to Rosemont College are reviewed with the goal of determining your potential for success.

As soon as your application file is complete, all of the criteria for admission listed below are considered in making an admission decision. A key part of this process is that you submit your application and other required documents as soon as possible so that we can communicate an admission decision to you.

Admission and Enrollment Deadlines

  • Early Action Promise: All first-year students who submit completed applications for admission no later than November 1st, 2020, will be guaranteed an admission decision by December 1st, 2020.
  • Honors ProgramStudents applying to the Honors Program should submit their application on or before March 1st, 2021.
  • Make it Official: Students accepted for admission are encouraged to submit an enrollment deposit to reserve a seat in the fall 2021 entering class by May 1st, 2021.
  • Recommended deadline to turn in all documents: February 1st. However, Rosemont will accept applications on a rolling admissions basis
  • Suggested date for Enrollment Deposit: May 1st.

How to Apply

Recommended High School Credits in Foundational Areas

An applicant’s secondary school preparation should ordinarily include twelve units of college preparatory courses. All applicants are advised to include in their high school programs

  • A minimum of four years of English
  • Two years of a foreign language
  • Two years of social studies
  • Two years of laboratory science
  • Two years of college preparatory mathematics.

Test-Optional Admissions Requirements

The Rosemont College experience isn’t standard; neither is our undergraduate admission process. If your weighted, cumulative high school GPA is a 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), you can choose the ROCO Option on your application. That means submitting your ACT/SAT score is optional!

f you're applying to Rosemont and you have a weighted, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) or higher, submitting your SAT/ACT scores is optional. We call this the ROCO Option.


Our highly-personalized approach to education makes Rosemont College stand apart - The ROCO Option is a natural extension of this. If you choose the ROCO Option, there are no test scores required. 

When it comes to the ROCO Option, national research is on our side! Students who apply to college without submitting their standardized test scores succeed in higher education at the same rates, or slightly better, than those who submit them. 

Students who elect not to submit their standardized test scores also graduate from college in four years at the same rate, or slightly better, than those students who submit them.*

Rosemont’s internal studies indicate that high school GPA is the best predictor of academic success at Rosemont and assurance of graduation from Rosemont in 4 years.

*(Bill Hiss and Valerie Franks - Defining Promise: Optional Standardized Testing Policies in American College and University Admissions, February 2014 and Bill Hiss, Valerie Franks, and Steven Syverson - Defining Access: How Test Optional Works, April 2018).

Yes. Students who are homeschooled may not elect the ROCO Option, as they do not receive grades in the same way that students who attend high schools do. Home schooled students are required to submit SAT/ACT scores. Also, international students must submit their TOEFL scores to be considered for admission. 

 Yes, if you apply to Rosemont using the ROCO Option, you are still eligible for merit-based scholarships. Choosing not to submit SAT/ACT scores will not impact this decision in any way. Your high school profile is considered when we make scholarship awards.

If necessary, to assist with the awarding of merit-based scholarships, high school grade point averages may be recalculated (on a 4.0 scale) to include only academic high school course work

 Once you choose to apply to Rosemont without the ROCO Option, you may not change your mind. In other words, if you submit SAT/ACT scores but later feel that they didn't accurately convey your ability, you cannot switch to the ROCO Option. The converse is also true – you cannot apply to Rosemont with the ROCO Option and later change your mind and choose to submit scores.