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Union offers Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Decision for first-year applicants. We seek students with strong grades, and encourage honors/advanced and AP or IB courses. Secondary school recommendations are also important. Beyond academics, we look for personal responsibility and integrity, and carefully review talents and background. We look for students who can participate enthusiastically and constructively in the life of the College. Standardized testing is optional (except for our combined law and medicine programs, and for home schooled students). Interviews are encouraged.
Successful transfer applicants present a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in at least one semester of full-time academic work in courses comparable to those offered at Union College. Consideration is also given to recommendations and personal qualities. In particular, we look for students who can participate enthusiastically and constructively in the life of the College. If you are able to visit campus, we encourage you to schedule an interview.
Whether you can spend an hour, an afternoon or a full day, Union has a visit option for you. We offer Visit Experiences (information session and campus tour) on weekdays and many Saturdays throughout the year. Interviews are available beginning May 1 for high school juniors (continuing through Jan. 31 of senior year) and year-round for transfer students. Union also hosts three Open House programs which take place in the fall, spring and summer.
“Union helped me develop leadership skills and ways to communicate effectively with people. With great academics, and faculty and staff who are so passionate, Union gives students a college experience that’s tough to match.”