In the Fall intake, only 53% students were offered admission among the completed applications of 9,118 at Spelman College. The acceptance rate of Spelman College is moderately competitive. Spelman College offers rolling admissions, with sessions commencing in Fall and Spring. The average GPA for the Fall intake, 2021 was 3.83.

Spelman College offers Bachelor of Arts (B.A) and Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in nearly 33 majors, 36 minors, and various other programs. A few popular majors are- English, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Physical Science, Psychology, and Social Sciences.

Spelman College International Student Admissions

While the application process for both resident and non-resident candidates is the same, international students willing to study in the US have some specific admission requirements. They have to submit additional documents, visas, and other necessary materials to check their eligibility.

Application Portal: Common Application
Application Fee: 40 USD
Admission Requirements:
International applicants must submit the following documents in order to be eligible for admission-

  • Copy of Completed application
  • Official high school and/or college transcript(s); if not in English, an official translation is required
  • Official TOEFL score
  • Teacher recommendations - 2
  • Essay
  • Official SAT/ACT scores
  • Affidavit of financial support (in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of passport with Visa and I-94 card
  • School leaving certificate


Visa Process for International Students

  • International students need to apply for a student visa to study in the US post an application letter is issued to them.
  • International applicants must receive an I-20 Form from Spelman College and submit it with required documents.
  • To receive Form I-20, applicants need to submit the following documents:
  • Copy of passport
  • Proof of financial support
  • Bank statement
  • Official letter of sponsorship
  • After completing the I-20 Form, applicants should pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • They should apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa next.
  • Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Finally, they should schedule a visa interview


Spelman College Transfer Admissions

Transfer admission to Spelman is selective. Students seeking transfer admission must have attended fewer than 60 semester hours or equivalent at previous institutions. Transfer applicants need to specify a major in their application.


What after Acceptance at Spelman College?

Accepted students are strongly encouraged to begin completing all required steps mentioned below as early as possible to ensure timely submission.

  • Enrollment Confirmation Form and Fee: Students need to submit the enrollment confirmation form and deposit a non-refundable enrollment fee to guarantee their spot.
  • Students should locate the form in their Spell Check online portal.
  • After the submission of the form, students will be instructed on how to deposit the enrollment fees.
  • Pre-entrance Health Form: Students must submit their completed health forms; otherwise, they can’t register for the class.
  • Housing Application: Students must submit their housing application before June 1.
  • Health Insurance Waiver: Students need to provide information about their personal health insurance before the July 15 deadline in order to complete the waiver process online.
  • Spelman Portal: As Spelman students, they get access to various student services through their personal Spelman Portal.