How to Apply

Application Deadlines for non-Randolph College Students

  • Full Academic Year: January 20
  • Fall Semester: January 20
  • Spring Semester: September 14
Application Fee Waiver Dates

The $25 application fee for non-Randolph College students will be waived if you submit the application by the following dates...

  • Full Academic Year: December 20
  • Fall Semester: December 20
  • Spring Semester: August 1


Randolph students should pick up an application from Dr. Paul Irwin or Dr. William Coulter. There is no application fee for Randolph students.


Admission to the Reading program is competitive. The Selection Committee looks for students who have achieved at least a B- (2.7) average, who demonstrate some strength in working independently, who are mature and considerate enough to handle living in rather close surroundings in our homes in Reading, and whose academic course work can be enhanced by the program.

The application form is relatively simple, and there is no application fee for non-Randolph students if you meet the December 20 or August 1 deadline (whichever is relevant). The committee does not place any limitation on the number of students it accepts from other colleges and universities.

Students who wish to transfer to Randolph College after earning their associate's degree at a two-year institution are also welcome to participate in the Reading program. Our Registrar and Associate Dean of the College will evaluate your transfer credits and help you plan your final two years to ensure that courses you take in Reading and in Lynchburg will enable you to graduate on time.

Our Students

In recent years, students from the following colleges and universities have joined our program:

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Auburn University
  • Bennett College
  • Carlow College
  • Carson Newman College
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of New Rochelle
  • College of William and Mary
  • Cornell University
  • Cottey College
  • Davidson College
  • DePaul University
  • Eastern College (PA)
  • Emory and Henry
  • Fordham University
  • Hollins University
  • Hood College
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • James Madison University
  • Kenyon College
  • Kutztown State University
  • LaSalle University (PA)
  • Lynchburg College
  • Mary Baldwin College
  • McDaniel College
  • Millsaps College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • McDaniel College
  • Millsaps College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Notre Dame University
  • Ohio State University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Rice University
  • Salem College
  • Simmons College
  • Southwestern University
  • Sweet Briar College
  • Transylvania University
  • Trinity College (DC)
  • University of California - Irvine
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Wellesley College
  • Wells College
  • Wesley College (DE)
  • West Chester University
  • Western Washington University
  • Wheaton College (IL)
  • Whitworth College