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 4-6 weeks of completing the application.  For more information click here

Application for Spring & Fall 2016 opens August 1, 2015

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: 

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 sent directly to our offices at: Office of Admissions, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212.

3. Test Scores

Request that official SAT-1 or ACT score reports be sent directly to Belmont. (Belmont’s ACT code is 3946 and the SAT code is 1058). Belmont does not consider Writing test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Test scores will be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript. A nursing applicant must be a licensed registered nurse or have a previous bachelor’s degree to be exempt from this requirement.

4. Counselor Recommendation

Provide the Counselor Recommendation 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 to replace the Counselor Recommendation.  

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Belmont University encourages freshmen applicants to complete the application process as soon as possible after the application process opens on or around August 1, 2014.

• 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.

• The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing completed application files and responding

to Fall 2015 freshmen applications for admission in mid-September 2014.

• October through February is the peak season for the application submission and admissions committee review. Therefore, the chart below provides guidance on when applicants can expect to receive an admission decision:

Complete your application file by….. Receive an admission decision by…..
See information above September or October, 2014
October 15, 2014 November 15, 2014
December 1, 2014* January 6, 2015
January 15, 2015 February 15, 2015
Freshmen application files completed after January 15, 2015 through the application file completion deadline of July 1, 2015, will be considered on a rolling basis.

Admitted freshman applicants are automatically considered for general merit scholarships (no additional form is required).

*Important Note: Candidates for Belmont’s top merit and departmental scholarships will have completed their application files by December 1, 2014. Students selected for top merit scholarships will be informed during February 2015.   

General academic merit scholarship notification will be mailed on or about November 1, December 1, January 15, and February 22.  Freshmen applicants admitted after February 15, 2015 will be considered for general merit scholarships on a rolling basis as funds are available.

Other Important Deadlines:

March 1, 2015 – Priority FAFSA filing date

May 1, 2015 – National Candidate Reply Date

(deadline for non-refundable enrollment confirmation deposit submission)