Do you have any questions for the Kenyon College Office of Admissions? Because we are in the midst of reading applications, it may take us a few days to reply to e-mails. In the meantime, check out the following frequently asked questions to see if your question has been answered!
Within 48 hours of submitting your Common Application to Kenyon, you will receive an email with your username and password to access your E-Admissions Account. Through this site, you will be able to check on the status of your application materials.
Absolutely—we just need to receive your Common Application before or on January 15th.
If you apply Early Decision 1, you should expect to hear back from us the week of December 15. Early Decision 2 students will receive a decision by the beginning of February. Regular Decision students will be notified of their decision at the end of March.
Our goal is to admit talented students regardless of their financial standing. We make Kenyon affordable by meeting 100 percent of demonstrated financial need with scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment. And we will meet that need for all four years. Before assuming that you can't afford Kenyon, talk to us or the Office of Financial Aid. Fill out our Net Price Calculator for an estimate of your need-based aid package.
Sure--you can upload extra materials through your E:Admissions status page. If you are uploading an art supplement, please include no more than ten images of your artwork. Writing supplements should be no more than five pages.
All scholarship recipients will receive their merit scholarship award along with their acceptance to Kenyon. The only exception to this is recipients of talent scholarships in Art, Writing and Music. Winners of these awards will be notified in late March.
The Office of Admissions is open Monday-Friday for tours, interviews, and information sessions. We also offer tours, interviews, and information sessions on some Saturdays throughout September, October, and November. On Sundays, we usually offer a 1pm tour that departs from the Kenyon Bookstore. Check out your visit options here. Use our Online Calendar to schedule a visit!
Alumni interviews are available to high school senior who live outside the state of Ohio. If you submitted your Common Application, you can request an alumni interview online. The last day to request an alumni interview is Wednesday, January 20th.
Yes we do! Due to limited space and liability, overnight visits are only available for high school seniors. Overnight visits are offered on Sunday and Thursday nights, with the last overnight visit in the Fall of 2015 happening on Thursday, November 12. You can schedule your overnight visit through our online calendar.
August Visit Day is on August 13 and registration is open online.
Fall Visit Day is on September 25; you can register here.
All applicants are automatically considered for merit aid; there is no deadline for this aid other than the regular admissions deadline. There are separate applications for each of the talent based scholarships (writing, music, studio art); the deadline for these submissions is January 15.
If you are enrolled at another college as a degree-seeking student, you are welcome to apply to Kenyon as a transfer student for Fall transfer only. The transfer deadline to apply is April 1st and students can learn more about the transfer admissions process online.
Students who were deferred are welcome to send an e-mail with any new or updated information since they submitted their application (you can send the email to your regional admissions director). You do not need to submit any additional writing samples or recommendations.