A message from our dean
Greetings from Sewanee!
Admission season is question-and-answer season. We want you to have the answers to questions students have about applying to Sewanee. Here are a few of the answers we provide most frequently:
Q: Does Sewanee require an interview?
Q: Does Sewanee require a writing supplement?
Q: What is required to apply for need-based financial aid?
Q: Is it easy to apply test-optional?
If students need additional answers beyond what is available here or on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to providing answers big and small this year!
Lee Ann Backlund
Video Feature: Gracie Gibson, C’17, talks about her Guarisco Scholarship experience.
Scholarship opportunity in the arts
Available for a member of the Class of 2021, the Guarisco Scholarship in Art or Art History is endowed for students who intend to pursue art or art history at the undergraduate level and who have demonstrated extraordinary promise in artistic endeavors. On Sewanee’s gorgeous 13,000-acre mountaintop campus and around the world, Guarisco Scholars will have the resources to study and to advance their work. Guarisco Scholars have the opportunity to receive full funding for four years of study at Sewanee as well as stipends for research, internship, and study away opportunities. Sewanee hosts special visits for prospective student artists. Please join us.
Sewanee near you
A member of the Sewanee admission staff may be visiting your area soon. Getting to know students is an important part of our application process. The interest students show in Sewanee is taken into account during our review process. We encourage students to engage with us when we visit your area.
Of course, we here at the Office of Admission at Sewanee also strive to strengthen our relationships with each of you. Please check out important application details, counselor fly-in programs, campus visit opportunities, and admission details here.
Upcoming events on campus
Can’t meet with us on the road? One of the best ways to interact with us is by visiting campus. Learn more about Fall Preview and other visit options here for prospective students.
Assistance with international applicants
If you are working with international students applying to liberal arts colleges in the United States, we want you to help them get to know Sewanee.
International applicants are considered for all available scholarships. If international applicants are applying for need-based grants, they must submit their application and grant essay by our Early Action (Dec. 1) deadline.
Perspective: Students contribute to Sewanee’s conversations on culture and society
Perspective, a spring visit weekend, April 8-9, offers an engaging program for admitted students interested in discovering the diversity of people and the numerous multicultural opportunities Sewanee has to offer. More details will come later in the fall, but if you have questions now, please contact Curtis Johnson.
Academic spotlight: Pre-Business
Sewanee’s liberal arts curriculum includes the opportunity to earn a minor in business. Courses drawn from economics, philosophy, computer science, psychology, and core business courses are supported by a rich program of co-curricular activities at the Babson Center for Global Commerce. You can learn more about the business minor here.
Picnic in Persepolis
Saving the Scribbles
Boys to Men