Guilford College

Welcome to the Guilford College Online Application
A message from the campus:

Thanks for your interest in Guilford College.  We look forward to reading your application and working with you during this process. 

If you are a former Guilford College student seeking readmission, please use the traditional readmission application or the CCE readmission application. This application must be printed, completed, and returned to the appropriate admission office.

If you're 23 years of age (or over), or if you are under 23 years old, but have a Bachelor's degree, you may apply online now through the Center for Continuing Education.

Once your application has been submitted, an email will be sent to you.  If you do not receive this email within 48 hours, please contact us at

We cannot process your application until we receive all of your transcripts, test scores, and your essay.

Please use this address when mailing application documents to us:

Admission Office
Guilford College
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27410

Last updated: 2/17/2012 2:07:00 PM ET

Admission Information & Requirements

The goal of the Guilford College admission process is to identify those applicants who will benefit most from a Guilford education and contribute significantly to the Guilford community. The admission committee thoroughly reviews each applicant to determine academic preparation as well as to evaluate other qualities such as leadership, creativity, and school and community involvement.

For first-year applicants, we consider your coursework and grades, with the expectation that you will have at least four college-preparatory courses each year and the hope that you have challenged yourself with advanced courses where available. To the extent that we can, we also consider the level of competition in your high school.

We also consider your SAT 1 or ACT scores in conjunction with your transcript. Guilford College is a test optional college. Students have the opportunity to submit an academic portfolio of 3 pieces of written work in lieu of standardized test scores. The greatest emphasis in the admission process is placed on your four years of high school achievement. Along with your transcript, standardized test scores (or academic portfolio), we consider your extra-curricular activities, your personal essay, and letters of recommendation from your teachers and high school counselor.

Though not required, personal interviews are available during the academic year. We encourage students to visit campus for tours, as it allows us to know you better. To receive more information about visiting campus, please visit

Application checklist:
  1. Your completed online application for admission (the $25 application fee is waived for students applying online)
  2. Your official high school transcripts, college transcripts, and GED scores, if applicable
  3. Your SAT I or ACT scores
  4. Recommendations

High School Transcripts

Most North Carolina public high schools now have the capability to electronically send official high school transcripts to all 110 North Carolina colleges and universities through We encourage you to visit your school counselor to verify coursework and grades prior to requesting an electronic transcript.

To send an electronic transcript, you must:

  • Make sure you have entered the following information in your profile and/or online admission application:
    • First and Last name - This must match your legal name (use the name that appears on your report card, or check with your high school counselor).
    • NC Student Number (formerly NC WISE Student ID) - is your North Carolina public high school student identifier number and is only applicable to North Carolina High School students. Providing the NC Student Number is voluntary and if provided, will give you the opportunity to request your high school transcript electronically.
    • Current high school (or high school at time of graduation)
    • Date of birth
    • E-mail address
    • Gender
  • Be currently enrolled at or graduated from in 2013, a participating public high school in North Carolina that has converted from NC WISE to PowerSchool/HomeBase. If you are not sure about your school's current status or statusat the time you graduated, check with your school counselor.

Important Announcement:

As of November 13, 2013, electronic transcripts for some schools are now being processed from NC DPI's new PowerSchool system. Please refer to the list of schools spreadsheet to see if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the new PowerSchool system, or if your school is in a district that has chosen to send from the NC WISE system. The differences are described below.

PowerSchool: This means that currently enrolled students can now send electronic transcripts that contain their current student information from PowerSchool.
Please note there will be a temporary process change for electronic transcripts until later this academic year for students who graduated in summer 2013 or before. NC DPI is in the process of migrating historical data from NC WISE to PowerSchool. If you graduated in summer 2013 or before, you will need to contact your high school directly to request a transcript.

NC WISE: This means that all currently enrolled students and former students can send electronic transcripts that contain their information from NC WISE. For currently enrolled seniors, please note that transcripts from NC WISE do not include any courses in which you are currently enrolled (Fall 2013).

Over the next few weeks NC DPI is working to transition all remaining schools to the new PowerSchool system. Please check this message area and the list of schools spreadsheet (link above) for the latest information.

If these conditions were met when you submitted your online application, you will then be presented with the option to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution.

If you submitted an online admission application through another website or university portal, we encourage you to request your high school transcript be sent electronically to that institution from the CFNC Transcript Manager (located under the Apply tab → To College → Transcript Manager).

Guilford College
Office of Admission
5800 West Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC  27410-4173
In-state telephone: (800) 992-7759
Out-of-state telephone: (800) 992-7759
Fax: (336) 316-2954
How to Use the Guilford College Online Application

To complete the online application, simply type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be re-entered prior to submittal.

When you have completed the application please check your work. When you are ready, click the 'SUBMIT' button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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