Our approach to admissions may be holistic, but our goal is singular:

find the most well-rounded, academically accomplished and interesting students out there. We know that a diverse, passionate class of students makes Furman a better place. Yes, your grades, and rigor of curriculum are important, but our application process goes well beyond what’s on paper. We want to connect with you to know your story and learn more about all you will contribute to the Furman community. Connect with your admission counselor, come visit campus, or attend a virtual session to help you decide if Furman is your perfect college home.

GET STARTED

Are you ready to choose Furman as your home away from home?

  • No application fee
  • Test-optional admissions

We are here to help guide you through the entire application process. Take the first step toward joining the Furman family by starting your online application. We look forward to getting to know you!

First-Year Students

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REQUIRED STEPS TO APPLY

  • COMPLETE AN APPLICATION

    You may complete and submit the Common Application or the Coalition Application online. We understand that many families may still be facing financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have decided to waive the $50 application fee for all applicants.

  • SUBMIT AN OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

    Request an Official High School Transcript from your high school. Your counselor may upload it via the Common Application, Coalition Application, via email to admissions@furman.edu or by mail to:

    Furman University

    Office of Admissions

    3300 Poinsett Highway

    Greenville, SC 29615

  • SUBMIT YOUR SCHOOL REPORT

    Check with your school counselor to make sure he or she has completed your School Report. The report tells us about the courses and programs offered by your school.

  • CHOOSE YOUR APPLICATION PLAN

    Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision

OPTIONAL STEPS

  • SUBMIT STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

    Our personal approach to the admission process allows us to gain insight about who you are, both academically and personally. Furman’s Admission Committee is interested in getting to know the whole student — one who seeks academic challenge, leadership, service, commitment to the community and civic engagement. We view the admission process as an opportunity for you to showcase yourself and your abilities.

    The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores. Therefore, submitting your SAT or ACT scores is optional.

    Our goal is to shape Furman’s community with students of all different talents, backgrounds, personalities, interests and passions. We invite you to let us get to know all about you.

    If you do decide to submit your test scores and submit multiple test results, the Admission Committee will select the scores that offer you the greatest advantage in the admission review process. Furman’s school code for the SAT and TOEFL is 5222, and the code for ACT is 3858. If you do not wish for us to consider your scores, please indicate so on the Supplement to the Common Application.

  • SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW IF YOU ARE HOME SCHOOLED

    If you are a home-schooled student, we ask that you participate in a phone interview with Maggie Murphy, our Home-School Student Coordinator. Interviews allow us the opportunity to better understand the curriculum and opportunities available to you. Please submit your Common Application or Coalition Application before you request an interview.

    If you have any questions, please email maggie.murphy@furman.edu or call 864.294.3407.

APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

Interested in learning more about how to apply for financial aid as a first-year student? Learn more by clicking below!

EARLY DECISION EARLY ACTION EARLY DECISION II REGULAR DECISION
CSS PROFILE/FAFSA PRIORITY DEADLINES November 15 December 15 January 15 February 15
FINANCIAL AID NOTIFICATION by December 15 by February 1 by February 15 by March 15

IMPORTANT ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID DATES

EARLY DECISION EARLY ACTION EARLY DECISION II REGULAR DECISION
ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE November 15 December 1 January 15 April 15
EXPECTED DECISION NOTIFICATION by December 1 by January 15 by February 1 Within two weeks
CSS PROFILE/FAFSA PRIORITY DEADLINES November 15 December 15 January 15 February 15
FINANCIAL AID NOTIFICATION by December 15 by February 1 by February 15 Within two weeks
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE January 5 May 1 March 1 May 1

KEY DATES & DEADLINES

We’ve created four different application plans to meet each student’s particular needs.
APPLICATION PLANS APPLICATION DEADLINES NOTIFICATION DATES

Early Decision I

If Furman is your first choice and you are confident that you will attend if admitted, apply Early Decision. Furman’s Early Decision is binding, meaning that if you are admitted, you agree to withdraw your applications from all other institutions and commit to enroll at Furman.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
NOVEMBER 15
NOTIFICATION DATES
BY DECEMBER 1

Early Action

Early Action allows you to apply and learn about your admission decision early. With Early Action, you’re still free to investigate other schools.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
DECEMBER 1
NOTIFICATION DATES
BY JANUARY 15

Early Decision II

If Furman is your first choice and you are confident that you will attend if admitted, apply Early Decision. Furman’s Early Decision is binding, meaning that if you are admitted, you agree to withdraw your applications from all other institutions and commit to enroll at Furman.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
JANUARY 15
NOTIFICATION DATES
BY FEBRUARY 1

Regular Decision

If you want to keep your options open and need the most time to complete your admission applications, apply Regular Decision.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
MARCH 1
NOTIFICATION DATES
BY MARCH 15
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