Admission and Aid

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We are interested in you — the whole you. Our holistic approach to evaluating applicants means that we don't consider standardized test scores; your transcript, extracurriculars, personal statement, and more will give us a sense of your unique and vital contribution to the Rhodes community. We have several application options, and our checklists make the process straightforward. Start yours today.

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Once you're here, you'll know — there's simply no college experience that is quite like Rhodes. When you visit, we can help you see how to make Rhodes financially possible, and you can connect with your personal admission counselor. We'll walk you through every step of the admissions journey and make your journey to Rhodes seamless and welcoming.

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Beyond your expectations, the Rhodes experience will form your mind, inspire your efforts, set a new standard for what a community's impact on the world can be. Our beautiful campus, our connectedness to vibrant Memphis, our global repurtation for academic excellence is simply life-changing. When you come to Rhodes, you'll go beyond.

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Deadlines, programs of study, resources for students in unique situations — if you have questions, we can answer them.

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Once you've been admitted, the world of Rhodes events and resources, contacts and assistance comes alive. Confirm your spot in your incoming class, and start your Rhodes journey today.

Understand the Admission Process

We'll help you stay on track as you navigate our straightforward admission process.


Know your Deadlines

Early Decision (applicants committing to Rhodes): November 1 and January 15

Early Action (early applicants not committing to Rhodes): November 15

Regular Decision: January 15


Submit Your Application

Submit the Common App, a transcript, a counselor and teacher recommendation; SAT/ACT scores and a video of your "elevator pitch" introducing yourself are optional.


Start the financial aid process

Rhodes has merit-based and need-based scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other forms of aid. Be sure to fill out a FAFSA application.


Research Scholarships

Fellowships give you a chance to participate in important study, research, creative work and service with like-minded peers. They require a specialized application process.


Make your deposit

Our portal makes it easy to make your deposit and officially join the next world-changing Rhodes class.


Sign up for orientation

Prepare for your transition to Rhodes in the fall! All incoming students should attend orientation, which features both virtual and in-person experiences.