Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an application deadline?
The University of Redlands processes applications on a “rolling” basis, which means that we process applications as they arrive, with no set deadline. There are, however, priority dates. If you are applying for talent or merit scholarships, you should apply by Nov. 15. If you're seeking need-based financial aid, you should apply for admission by January 15th.
Redlands does not offer an early admission program; we treat every application as Early Action.
When will I receive notice of a decision?
We will work to notify you within five weeks of the date we receive all your application materials.
What is the average fall enrollment?
An incoming class consists of approximately 620 freshmen and approximately 100 transfer students. The student body numbers about 2,300 students.
What do I need to submit my complete application?
In addition to the application itself, you need to provide a counselor recommendation (School Report), an academic teacher recommendation, official transcripts, official SAT I and/or ACT scores and an application fee. For more about applying, please see our pages for:
Does Redlands require a minimum SAT I or ACT?
Since other factors are considered in the application process, it's difficult to state a minimum. This year's entering freshman class had an average GPA of 3.52. On the SAT I Critical Reading and Math combined the middle 50% of the class scored between 1020 and 1220 and between 22 and 26 on the ACT. (These scores are calculated from the 25th to the 75th percentile.) Our Standarized Test Policy will give you the necessary requirements for application submitions.
Does the University require or accept the SAT II?
No, we do not require or consider SAT II scores when reviewing an application.
Is an interview required for admission?
We don't require an interview, but we strongly recommend it. You can find out more on our Visit Campus page.
Is there a required high school curriculum?
Redlands recommends a college preparatory program that includes four years of English and two or three years each of foreign language, lab sciences and social studies. Three years of math up to and including Algebra II is required. It is important that you prepare yourself as early in high school as possible in order to obtain the necessary information and fulfill all requirements.
Are high school honors courses weighted in the GPA?
Yes. We will recalculate your GPA based on your grades in academic subjects from grades 10-12. We will weigh a grade of C or higher in an honors, AP or IB course one extra GPA point.
May I enter Redlands in either semester?
You may enter in fall or spring. However, we recommend freshmen students enter in the fall.