Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.

Academic Programs

  • Liberal Arts

Student experience

  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Historically Black College and University (HBCU)
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

Any applicant who has never attended college as a full-time, degree-seeking student is considered a new first-time student. New first-time applicants must show proof of graduation from high school, or the equivalent, prior to enrollment at Spelman College.

Spelman College has suspended the standardized testing requirement for students applying for the class of 2025. This policy applies to all new first-time application cycles, including early decision, early notification and regular decision. Students who choose to apply to Spelman without test scores will not be disadvantaged in the review process. We understand that some students will still have access to standardized tests and would like for their scores to be considered. For these applicants, we will continue to accept SAT and ACT scores and review them as part of our holistic application review.

Transfer

A transfer applicant has completed a high school diploma, or its equivalent, and has attended another college for at least one term as a degree-seeking student. Transfer admission to Spelman is selective and students applying must have earned fewer than 60 semester hours or the equivalent at their previous institutions. Applicants must be in good standing and eligible to return to their previous institutions. Students with fewer than one year of attempted college credits as a full-time student (30 earned semester hours or the equivalent) must meet new first-time applicant eligibility as well.

Spelman College has suspended the standardized testing requirement for students applying for the class of 2025. This policy applies to all new first-time application cycles, including early decision, early notification and regular decision. Students who choose to apply to Spelman without test scores will not be disadvantaged in the review process. We understand that some students will still have access to standardized tests and would like for their scores to be considered. For these applicants, we will continue to accept SAT and ACT scores and review them as part of our holistic application review.

Additional Information

Pauline E. Drake Scholars 

The Pauline E. Drake Scholars (PEDS) Program was designed to assist the nontraditional college student, which is defined as an individual who is at least 25 years old and graduated (or was schedule to graduate) from high school at least five (5) years ago. A student who previously has attended college, but did not complete her degree and is returning to college after time off. A student who graduated from high school, entered the work force, and is now attending college for the first time.

The admissions website is:
https://www.spelman.edu/admissions/pauline-e-drake-scholars

Visit us

The Office of Admissions hosts campus tours Monday through Friday for high school students and their families, and for high school group of no more than 75 female students during the fall and spring semesters. Each visit will consist of a brief admissions presentation by an Admissions representative, followed by a campus tour, led by a Spelman Student Ambassador. The total time spent on campus will be approximately 1 ½ hours. If your group consists of male and female guests, please make arrangements for male guests to tour the Morehouse College campus by calling 800-851-1254.

"We believe that every Spelman woman deserves the Spelman Promise. To deliver that promise, we intend to do everything in our power to make sure that each and every student who enrolls not only graduates but graduates with a competitive edge."

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Dr./President
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

350 Spelman Ln SW Box 277
Atlanta, GA 30314, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 982-2411

Region

South

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