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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Recommendations: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

4484 Peachtree Rd NE Atlanta, GA 30319-2797
Phone: (404) 261-1441
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Megan from Sugar Hill, GA
  • Feb-22-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Apply Early and go to Scholarship Weekend! It's super fun, and you also automatically get a scholarship JUST for attending. Good interview practice as well.

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  • Atlanta, Ga
  • Jul-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Fall in love with the school before you commit to the school. Most students who attend Oglethorpe has the best school spirit because they LOVE Oglethorpe.

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  • Kelly from Atlanta, GA
  • Jun-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Study hard and don't party too much! Go to study hours and SI sessions. Get to know your professors, but, that said, remember that they ARE your professors -- don't get too chummy. Be friendly, but respectful of their positions and their time constraints. Get to know the staff, Campus Life, Res Life, Campus Safety, etc. This will save you lots of time and trouble if you need their help -- which I assure you you will, more often than you think! All other benefit aside, you'll also be friends with some of the nicest people in Atlanta! Some tips with regard to schoolwork, and Core classes in particular. Do the reading, even if you feel bored. I recommend buying the books ahead of time and reading them over vacation. Then, if you have other homework or a paper due, you can just skim what you have already read and you're good to go. Not doing the reading will put you in sticky situations, and often very embarrassing ones, in class. If the professor allows you to submit a draft of your paper before the final draft is due, submit and get his feedback, then follow it to finish the paper. This will sky-rocket your grade -- in my experience, making for a guaranteed A -- and it actually makes writing the paper much faster. Submit any homework on time and do not ask for extensions unless the syllabus encourages it (some professors do). Being know as an extension requester is seen as being manipulative. Do not be the person that always has an emergency before a test; that is also obvious. Once, it's probably genuine, but if it happens with every test, or even half of them, your professor is going to get suspicious. Don't ask for makeups if the syllabus says they are not offered. If you have a question about homework or about general class-related problems, look in the syllabus for the answer before you email the professor. It's usually there. With regard to your fellow Petrels: be friendly to all the students -- smile at them and say Hey, even if they're not the people you would hang out with. You don't have to have lunch with them, but simple friendliness never hurt anyone. If someone takes advantage of it, you can easily repulse them by being busy with other things -- do not feel obliged to cater to their unreasonable expectations. People kinda expect you to hold the door for them if they are right behind you. The designers of the Campus Center must have had that in mind, because the main doors are double. If someone holds the outer one for you, you can immediately return the favor by holding the inner one for them! Don't cut people if they don't belonging to a fraternity or a sorority. We can't all go Greek our first semester! Especially don't do it if you tried to be best buddies with them your first week of school -- it's just lame, guys! One last tip -- don't spend all your school issued coffee money the first week of the semester! Remember there are sixteen weeks to go, and -- well, Starbucks' is really good, but when the money is gone (if you are broke like most of us) you will be walking by that tempting door everyday, and no way to relieve the craving!

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  • CarolineSmuckers
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are interested in coming to Oglethorpe University, I suggest studying far enough in advance for the math placement test since your graduation year can be greatly effected by your performance. If you are choosing to live on campus, apply for housing as soon as you can since the dorms do fill up quickly. If you can, you should tour Oglethorpe beforehand to choose which dorm you want to live in.

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  • Alex from Lilburn, GA
  • Sep-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Make sure OU has your major or a potential major that you have. Once you decide on OU, don't get to set on transferring. Core credits at OU don't usually get accepted elsewhere.

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