Freshmen Admissions

Application Requirements

R-MC offers two application options.

1. Choose the application that works best for you.  

2. Transcript: Official High School transcript sent directly from the high school.

3. Official SAT (Code: 5566) or ACT (Code 4386) Scores: We have no preference between the two tests. 

4. Letter of Recommendation: We require one letter of recommendation from your counselor, principal, headmaster or teacher.

5. OPTIONAL - ZeeMee Profile: Randolph-Macon is committed to reviewing our applicants holistically. We want students to have the opportunity to show us any additional information they feel will provide a better insight into their application. To better facilitate this, R-MC has partnered with ZeeMee, a website designed to allow students to create their own profile, complete with videos, images, and documents to help bolster their college applications. Creating a ZeeMee profile is completely free and a great way to tell R-MC and other institutions more about yourself.

Please note: creating a profile and submitting it with your R-MC application is completely optional — R-MC will not penalize students for not providing a ZeeMee link on their application, nor will we delay the review of an application, once all required materials are received, for the receipt of a ZeeMee profile.

What We're Looking For

  • At Randolph-Macon, each applicant is evaluated holistically and on their individual merits. For more information, please see our New Student Profile for a complete picture of our current new student class.
  • Middle 50% SAT Scores: 1000-1200 (Old SAT CR+M; this converts to 1090-1290 on the new SAT)
  • Middle 50% Grade Point Average: 3.3 - 4.0
  • For more information about required and recommended high school courses for admission, please see our High School Preparation page.

Other Important Dates

December 1: Spring term application deadline. Admissions notification will be sent by December 15.

January 1:  Recommended admissions application deadline for students who qualify to participate in the Presidential Scholars Program.

January 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 11:59 PM EST for the date listed. May 1 enrollment deadline is a postmark deadline for postal mail deposits, and 11:59 PM EST for online deposits.



Early Action: November 15

Early Action is a non-binding option that offers our applicants an admissions notification earlier in the process while allowing you to continue looking at other colleges and universities as well as R-MC. Early Action's enrollment deposit is due May 1.*

Regular Decision: March 1

Regular decision applicants will receive their decision by April 1 and have until May 1 to make their final decision on their college. 

*Please note that to be considered for our competitive scholarship, The Presidential Scholars Program, you should apply Early Action.