Puget Sound accepts applications for fall and spring admission. For fall entry, candidates can choose from one of three application options:
Below you will find a complete list of requirements for first-year applicants. Make sure to also carefully review Puget Sound's admission and financial aid deadlines.
Applicants applying from schools outside of the U.S. should review the International Admissions Checklist.
If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253.879.3211.
Complete the Common Application, including the essay and $60 application fee, and submit your application online by the appropriate deadline. If the application fee is a significant financial burden for you and your family, we encourage you to request an application fee waiver through your counselor or college adviser.
Please fill out this section completely. If you agree to fill out the test-optional essay questions or if you indicate interest in the Business Leadership Program, Honors Program, and/or the Lillis and Matelich scholarships in this section then you will need to fill out the Writing Supplement. Your ability to access the Writing Supplement is triggered by your responses to the Member Questions. Complete these applications only if you are interested in applying for these programs.
Students applying Early Decision must review and sign the terms of the agreement. You can submit the agreement electronically through the Common Application Member Questions section or print out a PDF version and mail or fax a copy to our office. This document is not required for Early Action or Regular Decision candidates.
The School Report gives us information about your school, your curriculum, and your performance. Complete your portion of this form and give to your school counselor or other administrator. You may initiate the process electronically in the Assign Recommenders section of the Common Application.
We request one recommendation from a counselor or advisor at your current school and one from a teacher at your current school. The Counselor Evaluation and Teacher Evaluation forms should be completed and sent to Puget Sound by the recommender. You may initiate the process electronically in the Assign Recommenders section of the Common Application.
Arrange to have official transcripts of all work completed at the high school and/or college level forwarded directly from the school(s) attended to the Puget Sound Office of Admission. Your high school counselor can submit your transcript with the School Report section of the Common Application.
Puget Sound has a test-optional policy. First, decide whether or not you would like to have your ACT or SAT scores submitted as part of your application. If you choose to submit your test scores, you must request to have the official score report forwarded to Puget sound directly from the testing agency.
If you do not want to submit your test scores, you are required to submit answers to two short essay questions. Please note that scores from standardized tests (SAT or ACT and TOEFL or IELTS) are required for home-schooled students and students who attend secondary schools that do not assign grades or do not instruct primarily in English.
While admission interviews are not required, they allow Puget Sound to get to know you and your interests beyond what an application can tell us. During an admission interview, students have the opportunity to ask questions about Puget Sound and explain any special personal circumstances that may have shaped high school experiences.
Interviews must take place prior to the application deadline to be considered as part of a candidate's evaluation. There are several options and formats available:
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students applying Early Decision must complete the electronic version of this agreement through the Common Application. You may also mail or fax a completed version of this form to the Office of Admission.