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And take the first step toward a future-ready degree. Because after four life-changing years as a Yellow Jacket, you’ll be armed with the knowledge, experience, and in-demand skills you’ll need to excel in your field – no matter what you choose to do.

To get started, complete either the Common Application or our RMC Application – both are free! Because we’re interested in getting to know the whole you, we’ll conduct a holistic review of your application. This means we’ll weigh your unique experiences, involvements, and talents alongside traditional measures of academic success like grades or test scores. We can’t wait to get to know you.

The process outlined below is for first year applicants. First year nursing applicants and international applicants can follow this process, but have additional requirements. Not a first year applicant? Learn more about transfer admissions at Randolph-Macon.

Common application

The Common Application is an undergraduate college admissions application that you may use to seamlessly apply to any of the 900+ member colleges and universities, including Randolph-Macon

RMC application

Randolph-Macon College offers an application that can be assessed and submitted directly through our website. Students can begin and save their progress to return and complete at any time.

application plans First year applicants can choose

EArly decision

If Randolph-Macon is your first choice and you’re confident you’ll attend if admitted, apply Early Decision (ED). This application plan is binding. If admitted, you agree to withdraw your applications from all other colleges and universities.

early action

Early Action (EA) is a non-binding application plan. This means you’re free to apply to other schools, and are under no obligation to commit to Randolph-Macon if admitted. EA offers an earlier admissions decision with more time to decide.

Regular decision

Regular Decision (RD) is a non-binding application plan, which means you’re free to apply to other schools. Choose RD if you need additional time to complete your admissions application.

first year application Dates and Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineNotification DateDeposit Deadline
Early DecisionNovember 15RollingDecember 15
Early Decision (Nursing)November 15RollingDecember 15
Early Action IOctober 17RollingMay 1
Early Action IIDecember 10RollingMay 1
Early Action (Nursing)November 15RollingLimited Seats
Regular DecisionMarch 1RollingMay 1
Regular Decision (Nursing)February 1RollingLimited Seats

First Year Application Materials

Each applicant will receive an email that contains instructions for accessing their Randolph-Macon Applicant Portal. Applicants should login often to review their application checklist.

Unofficial high school transcripts are accepted for application review.

Upon decision to attend Randolph-Macon, your official high school transcript(s) must be submitted by a school official through the Common Application, a third party electronic service (Scoir, Parchment, etc.), email, or mail. Your final high school transcript will be due upon enrollment.

Please note, completion and passing of Algebra II will be required prior to enrollment at Randolph-Macon College.

Your letter of recommendation can be submitted through the Common App, RMC Application, third party electronic service (Scoir, Parchment, etc.), email (, or mail.

*Please note: Applicants to the Nursing Program are required to submit a letter of recommendation with their application.

Applying with Test Scores

If you’d like to have standardized test results considered in your admission review, please indicate so when prompted on the application. We superscore both the SAT and ACT.

Self-reported scores may be used for application review. Upon enrolling, students who are not test optional must submit their official test scores. These scores can be sent directly through the testing agency, or can be listed on their official high school transcript.

Randolph-Macon’s test code for SAT is 5566 and for ACT is 4386.

Please note: Homeschooled students who were schooled through family-based homeschooling are required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Applying Test Optional

If you do not want standardized test results considered in your admission review, please indicate so when prompted on the application.

Meet the team

Your go-to resource as you navigate the college search and application process, your RMC admissions counselor has your back!

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Application FAQs

Applying to Randolph-Macon is always free.

After submitting your application, you’ll receive an email that contains instructions for accessing your Randolph-Macon Applicant Portal. This is where you’ll view your materials checklist and application status.

Our financial aid team is excited to work with you! Click here to schedule a virtual appointment, or connect with the team at (804) 752-7259 or

We believe that test scores only tell a piece of your story. If you feel your test scores reflect your academic abilities, please submit them. If you feel your test scores do not reflect your academic abilities and potential, you can apply test-optional. Choosing test-optional means we’ll omit standardized test scores in the review of your admissions application.

Nope! In fact, most of our students start as undecided. At Randolph-Macon, you’ll be encouraged to explore a variety of disciplines before landing on an academic path. You’ll work with a team of mentors who’ll get to know your goals, interests, and professional aspirations. By the second semester of your sophomore year, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and experience you’ll need to confidently declare a major.

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I’m admitted! Now what?

Now the fun part starts! Review your next steps, get all your questions answered, and register to attend an on-campus event. Whether you’ve already decided on Randolph-Macon, or are still weighing your options – we’re here to help you figure out what’s next.

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