ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES
A class with psychology professor Kelly Lambert inspired Erica Glasper '02 to change course from her pre-med plans and to major in psychology.
Today, having earned a PhD in psychology and neurobiology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton, Erica is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Maryland.
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At Randolph-Macon College, we’re looking for students who are leaders. We want students who appreciate the value and benefits of a strong liberal arts education, who are very involved in extracurricular activities, and who are eager to take advantage of new opportunities.
These are the kinds of students who succeed at R-MC, and our admissions team carefully evaluates every applicant for those qualities. We want to understand your goals, strengths, accomplishments and personality to help determine if R-MC is the right school for you.
APPLICATION & SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
1. Application and Personal Statement: Use the personal statement as a chance to tell us more about who you are and why you want to attend R-MC. There are three ways to apply:
2. Secondary School Transcript:
Use our Transcript/Recommendation Request Form to ask your school to mail an official copy of your transcript. (See our High School Preparation page for more information about planning your high school coursework.)
3. Recommendations: Request a recommendation from your counselor, teacher, principal or headmaster. We require one recommendation; please, no more than three!
4. Standardized Test Scores: We require either the SAT or ACT, and we evaluate all sections (including the writing section). Tests are helpful in our evaluations, but we put the most emphasis on your high school performance. For middle-50% test score statistics, see our Class Profile (PDF format).
5. Schedule a visit and personal interview (optional): The best way to discover R-MC is to see it for yourself by planning a visit and a personal interview with your admissions counselor.
6. Apply for financial aid: We require only the FAFSA; submit it as soon as possible after January 1 of your senior year, even if you haven't yet received an acceptance from R-MC. (Find out more about financial aid at R-MC.)
If Randolph-Macon is one of your top choices, we encourage you to consider applying under our Early Action plan. Early Action is not binding - you are free to apply to other colleges, and there is no commitment to enroll if you are accepted.
Other important dates
December 1: Applications for spring semester admissions are due (admissions notification by December 15).
February 1: Recommended admissions application deadline for students who qualify to participate in the Presidential Scholars Program.
February 1: Recommended deadline for submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Financial Aid Program (we do not require the CSS Profile).
June 1: Final decisions for fall applicants placed on wait list are mailed by this date.Application deadlines are 11:59pm Eastern Time for the date listed. May 1 enrollment deadline is a postmark deadline for postal mail deposits, and 11:59pm Eastern Time for online deposits.)
At Randolph-Macon, each applicant is evaluated holistically and on their individual merits. The more important aspect in our admission decision is the student's academic record, especially their high school grades and strength of course schedule. For more information about required and recommended high school courses for admission, please see our High School Preparation page.For an academic profile of our freshman class, including admission statistics, please see our Class Profile (PDF format).