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College Counselors

Looking for Hope’s application, scholarship, and financial aid processes and deadlines? It’s all here. And we’ve included an invitation – come visit us!

Thank you for your dedication to the students you serve! If you don’t find the information you are looking for, please reach out to your school’s Hope representative.

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Application Process and Deadlines


  • Hope College Application or Common Application
  • High school transcript
  • (Optional) ACT or SAT
  • No Application Fee
  • Recommended curriculum:
      • 4 years of English
      • 4 years of social studies
      • 3 years of math
      • 3 years of science
      • 1-2 years of foreign language (2 is preferred)


  • Early Decision: not offered
  • Early Action: Application must be complete by November 1 for a late November notification
  • Rolling: All applications completed after November 1 are processed on a rolling basis
Advanced Credit
Advanced Placement: Courses and required scores
International Baccalaureate: Higher Level (HL) courses and required scores
CLEP: Exams offered and required scores
Application Statistics, Fall 2021
  • Applications: 3,912
  • Admits: 3,162
  • Average admitted student GPA: 3.85
  • ACT (middle 50%), admitted students: 23–29
  • SAT Reading + Math (middle 50%), admitted students: 1120–1310
Enrollment Statistics, Fall 2021
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 3,251
  • Incoming freshmen: 746
  • Students from 40 states and 25 foreign countries
Financial Aid

March 1 is the deadline for priority consideration.

Required Form

Direct Costs, 2023–24 Academic Year
  • Tuition: $39,990
  • Room: $5,700
  • Board (21 meals per week): $6,480
  • Activity & Support Services Fee: $430
  • Total: $52,600


  • Awards range from $5,000–$24,000 per year
  • Separate application: none
  • Deadline: All application materials and updated GPA and/or test scores by February 1 of senior year.
  • Renewal: Automatic for the first two years, then based on GPA.

Distinguished Artist Awards

Additional Services

Counselor Visit Program

Our goal is to provide you the insights that will help you guide your students to their right fit schools. Thank you for your effort to see and experience Hope College in person!

Additional Details

  • Whether you fly or drive, stay for the night or just come for the day, your transportation (up to $500), meals and lodging are covered! The registration form provides details on the reimbursement process for travel, and lodging is at our on-campus Haworth Hotel.
  • If distance requires arriving the day or evening before and leaving the morning after, we can accommodate you!
  • For questions prior to registering, please call 616.395.7850 and ask to speak with your Hope representative. Or, feel free to reach out to them by email.

What are we missing?

Please email us at admissions@hope.edu to suggest additional topics. Thanks!