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Carleton College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Komal Yadav

Carleton College is a liberal arts college that offers a bachelor of arts degree in 33 fields. The college has an acceptance rate of 23%. The lower acceptance rate highlights the extensive selection criteria opted by the college for admissions. Admissions are offered in Fall and Winter session.

  • International students can make an application for admission on Common Admission Portal of the College
  • SAT score of 660-770 in Reading & Writing and SAT Mathematics score of 660-770 is required for admission
  • Along with SAT score, ACT composite score of 30-33 is also required for the purpose of making an application for admission
  • The college doesn’t charge an application fee from the students


Application PortalCoalition Application/ Common Application/ Questbridge Application
Application FeeNo application charged
Acceptance Rate23%
Mode of Fee PaymentBoth Online and Offline
SAT Score RequiredMathematics: 770 Reading and Writing: 660-770
ACT Score Required30-33
Test scoresUG - SAT/ACT PG - GRE/GMAT
Academic calendarSemester-based
Admission SeasonsFall and Winter
English Proficiency TestTOEFL/PBT/CPT/IELTS

Carleton College Admission Deadlines

Admissions at Carleton College are done in two seasons namely Fall and Winter. The detailed schedule for admission for International Applicants is tabled below:

SeasonDeadline for Application
Fall (For Early Decision Makers)November 15th
Winter (For Early Decision Makers)January 15th
Fall Regular AdmissionDecember 31st
Winter Regular AdmissionFebruary 1st

Those who decide that Carleton is their first choice college are encouraged to apply under the Early Decision program. Early Decision is a commitment to attend if accepted. Students may submit applications to other colleges or universities, but not under another early decision plan. Those accepted will be expected to withdraw all other applications.

Carleton College International Admission

International students makes 9% of Carleton College student body. To apply for admission, international applicants have to fulfil the following requirements -

Academic requirements - Copies of Official transcripts/ Mark sheets in English or Translated in English, Letter of recommendation (Professional and Academics)

Supporting documents - Certification of Finances, Visa verification documents

English Proficiency Requirements -

The minimum acceptable score in English proficiency test for admissions are tabled below:

English Proficiency TestScore Required
TOEFL (Internet Based)100 and above
TOEFL PBT600 and above
TOEFL CPT250 and above
IELTS7.0 and above

Visa requirements for International students -

  • Submit a supporting bank letter/ Certification of Finances, a copy of Passport or national ID to obtain Form I-20 from the University.
  • Apply for F-1 Visa
  • Schedule visa interview

Carleton College Undergraduate Admission

Carleton College offers a wide range of programs from Computer Science to Film studies to applicants.

Admission Requirements - Official transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, Letters of recommendation, essay

The applicants have to submit the art supplements in Art, Music, Theater, Dance, Visual Arts and Film courses.

The college reviews the application on the basis of academic achievements and personal strengths. Factors such as courses taken in high school, standardised test scores, personal factors, interview are considered by the application reviewing committee.

Applicants can check the application status on portal.

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