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Apply as a New Freshman

Applications for admission to Belmont are considered on a rolling basis, so early submission of application materials is strongly encouraged.  Many programs, including nursing, music, and songwriting are limited in terms of the number of spaces available. Applicants will be notified of a decision within a few weeks of completing the application.  Click here for more information about admissions procedures.

Application Check List

1. Degree Seeking Application

Complete the entire Degree Seeking Application thoroughly and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50. You can apply using the following methods: 

It is STRONGLY preferred that the application for admission be submitted prior to the submission of transcripts, recommendation letter, and other supporting application materials (with the exception of SAT or ACT scores). Submission of supporting materials prior to the application can result in a significant delay of the application process.

2. Official Transcripts

Request that official transcripts be sent from the high school directly to the Office of Admissions. For a transcript to be official, it may not be marked “Issued to Student.” You may use this link to submit electronically through Parchment (if your school participates).

Or you may have an official hard copy mailed directly to our offices at: Office of Admissions, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212.

3. Test Scores

Request that official ACT or SAT-1 score reports be sent directly to Belmont. Test scores will also be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript. Belmont does not consider the Writing component from either the ACT or SAT and does not consider the superscore for admission or scholarship purposes. (Belmont’s ACT code is 3946 and the SAT code is 1058).

4. Guidance Counselor Recommendation/School Report

Provide the Guidance Counselor Recommendation (or School Report Form if using the Common Application) to the appropriate person in your guidance office and have him or her send the completed recommendation directly to Belmont. Homeschooled students can submit one Personal Recommendation letter from someone other than a family member in place of the Counselor Recommendation.  

For more information regarding admissions procedures, click here


  • The application process opens on August 1, 2016 for 2017 admission consideration.

  • The Admissions Committee will begin communicating admission decisions with applicants for 2017 via U.S. Mail on or about September 15, 2016.   

  • Admission decisions at Belmont are made on a rolling basis.  

  • All admission candidates with completed application files are given equal consideration throughout the admission cycle.  

  • All admitted freshman applicants are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships throughout the admission cycle. No additional application is necessary for merit scholarship consideration. General freshman academic merit scholarship notification is made via U.S. Mail immediately following the offer of admission.

    A cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5+ and ACT Composite score of 26+, or SAT score of 1210+ (for SATs taken March 2016 and beyond), is considered competitive for a general freshman academic scholarship.

  • Belmont’s most competitive academic merit scholarship programs require that freshman candidates for fall 2017 have completed application files by December 1, 2016. This deadline applies only to top scholarship program consideration.   

    Belmont’s most competitive academic merit scholarship programs (including Presidential and Faculty Scholar awards) recognize approximately the top 2% of freshman applicants for admission, with an average high school grade point average of 4.21 and ACT Composite score of 33, or SAT score of 1500 (for SATs taken March 2016 and beyond). Selection criteria include a review of academic and leadership accomplishments. Demonstrated financial need may also be considered. Submission of the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is also required.

Other Important Freshman Dates to Remember:

  • December 1, 2016 – The Undergraduate FAFSA Priority filing date for fall 2017 enrollment

  • May 1, 2017 – National Candidate Reply Date (deadline for freshman non-refundable enrollment deposit submission)

International Student Admission Dates:

  • June 1 – Fall

  • October 1 – Spring

  • March 1 – Summer