Do you have any questions for the Kenyon College Office of Admissions? Check out the following frequently asked questions to see if your question has been answered!
Within two days of submitting your application you will receive an email with your username and password to access your Admissions Portal Account. Through this site, you will be able to check on the status of your application materials. Login notifications will begin at the end of October.
Absolutely — we just need to receive your Common Application before or on January 15.
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.
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.
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 1 and students can learn more about the transfer admissions process online.
Sure: you can upload extra materials through your Admissions Portal 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. Within two days of submitting your application you will receive the login notification for the Admissions Portal. With questions or concerns uploading portfolio materials, please contact Terri Huvler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5782.
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.
All applicants are automatically considered for merit aid; there is no deadline for this aid other than the regular admissions deadline. There are separate forms for each of the talent based scholarships (writing, music, studio art); the deadline for these submissions is January 15. With questions regarding Music or Studio Art scholarships, please contact Sonya Broeren at email@example.com or 740-427-5084. With questions regarding Writing scholarships, please contact Robyn Bowers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-427-5988. NOTE: All talent scholarship materials should be uploaded to the online Admissions Portal. Portal login notifications will be sent within two days of submitting an application to Kenyon.
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 or early April.
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. Use our Online Calendar to schedule a visit! If you are unable to visit campus, please take our Virtual Tour.
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. If there are no alumni in your area, you may contact the Office of Admissions to request a skype interview.
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. Spring Overnights are reserved for accepted students only.