The online application process for Hampden-Sydney is simple. We accept the Common Application and offer several Freshman Admission Plans. You may apply as a high school, international, or transfer applicant.

Applying online is quick and easy.

High School Applicant

Complete the following checklist and submit with your application:

Information about course credit

What is my deadline?

Early Decision I (November 1) and Early Decision II (January 15)
If Hampden-Sydney is your first-choice school, this is a great way to apply. You'll know quickly whether or not you've been accepted and won't have to spend your senior year worrying about applying to other colleges or waiting for those acceptance letters. Early decision is a binding agreement which means you're expected to attend H-SC if you're accepted and receive an adequate financial aid package.

Early Action (November 15)
This is a good choice if you want to get the college application process finished early but not ready to make a commitment yet. You will need to make your college choice by May 1.

Regular Decision (February 1)
This is your last chance to apply to H-SC for admission next fall. This is usually the most competitive round of admission at H-SC. If accepted, you have until May 1 to decide whether or not you wish to attend.

Entrance Requirements & Student Profile:

  • Prospective students are expected to have mastered a solid college-preparatory program before entering Hampden-Sydney, including at least
    • four units of English
    • two units of one foreign language
    • three units of mathematics (Algebra I & II and Geometry)
    • two units of natural science (one of which must be a laboratory course) and
    • one unit of social science
    • a third unit of foreign language and a fourth unit of mathematics recommended
  • SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT 
  • Mid 50%: SAT 1020-1220, ACT 21-27
  • GPA: 3.0-3.8


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Financial Aid Information

H-SC has a need-based program to help families who cannot afford the total cost of the College, as well as a scholarship program. Call us at (800) 755-0733.

Financial Aid

Admission Office

Graham Hall 103 | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6120 | (800) 755-0733

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