Gordon College Application Essay

Compass Student Application

The Student Application Form is to be completed by the student who is applying for the program. This section is an important part of your application. This is our primary resource for getting to know who you are. Take time to think and pray about these questions. It also helps to eat brownies.

Answer each question thoroughly in clear, concise, and complete sentences that exhibit genuine consideration and self-reflection. There is no minimum page requirement, but the average student application usually consists of 3-4 pages single spaced.

All students are asked to submit a profile photo along with their application. It’d be nice if you have a photo of you and some flamingos but this is not a requirement. This should be attached to an email as .jpg or .png.

PLEASE NOTE: This forms requires the online portion and responses to essay prompts which are submitted separately. These should be attached to an email and sent to compass@gordon.edu. The subject line should include the applicant's name along with the name of the form (ex: "Burt Macklin Student Form").

Take the first step toward a nationally ranked Christian liberal arts education.We’re glad you’re considering Gordon College, and we’re excited to get to know you throughout the application process. Whether this is your first time applying to college or your next step toward completing a degree, the process is simple. And just remember—we’re only a call or click away.

Are you applying as a first-year, transfer, or international student?



October 1Early Action I DeadlineOctober 15
November 1Early Action II DeadlineNovember 15
December 1Early Action III DeadlineDecember 15
February 1Regular Decision I DeadlineFebruary 15
March 1Regular Decision II DeadlineMarch 15
May 1:$250 Non-refundable Deposit Deadline 


November 1Application DeadlineNovember 15
December 15Non-refundable Deposit Deadline 

Honors and Fellows deadlines:

If you are seeking readmission, contact the Admissions Office to begin the process.

If you are a nondegree student—seeking or not seeking academic credit—contact the Admissions Office to request an application, and return it along with a $50 nonrefundable application fee and a high school transcript or other evidence of completion of high school graduation requirements.

HAVE A QUESTION? We’re here to help!
admissions@gordon.edu or 866.464.6736

Gordon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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