Freshman Application & Deadlines

You are invited to apply for admission to Rose-Hulman in the fall prior to the year you wish to be admitted - for incoming freshmen, that's the fall of your senior year. 

A completed application for admission should include:

  • Submitted application with essay
  • High school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or principal (homeschooled students must have a recommendation from someone other than the parent)
  • SAT or ACT scores sent directly from College Board or ACT. (Please note that it can take up to 10 days to receive scores after ordering.)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 or qualified fee waiver that has been verified by your high school counselor.
  • International applicants must also supply an affidavit of financial support and official TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Applicants can choose to apply Early Action (non-binding) or Regular Decision. (See deadlines below.) If you apply Early Action and you do not have all application materials in by the deadline, we will automatically roll you to Regular Decision.

  • August 1-Feb 1: Applications Accepted
  • November 1: Early Action Deadline
  • December 15: Early Action Admission Decisions
  • February 1: Regular Decision Deadline
  • March 15: Regular Decision Admission Decisions
  • May 1: Enrollment Deposit Due

If accepted, you'll be asked to send a non-refundable enrollment deposit by May 1. It saves your spot in the freshman class and is credited towards your tuition and fees. The housing application will be sent to you after the May 1 deadline.

Once admitted and prior to registration, an official copy of your high school transcript with graduation date must be received by the Office of Admissions.

No preference is given for either application platform for admission or scholarship purposes and the required materials to complete the application are the same for both applications. Please submit your application through only one of these options.
Water skiers in a pyramid formation skiing on Speed Lake.

Okay, maybe it's not really a watersports paradise.

So yeah, we might not be able to water ski here, but we aren't bored. There's a ton of stuff going on all the time. From 90+ clubs (Robotics club, anyone? How about paintball? Or swing dancing?), to athletics and intramurals, performing arts, residence life and cool events hosted by the student activities office. 
Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She is a recipient of the President’s Outstanding Service Award and has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as its president.

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Office of Admissions
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 800-248-7448
admissions@rose-hulman.edu

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