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At Gettysburg, you’re joining the ranks of driven and exceptional students who want to make a difference—students who share your vision of a better world and a brighter future.

We are a community of thinkers and doers. There are no bystanders here.

Join us and discover what it means to Do Great Work!

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How to Apply to Gettysburg

At Gettysburg, you’re joining the ranks of involved students who want to make a difference—students who share your vision of a better world and a brighter future. To take the first step toward joining our vibrant community, please submit the Common Application and necessary supporting materials. For a full list of required documents, please click the link below that most accurately describes your college search at this time:

Access your Gettysburg College application portal

Once your Common Application is received, you will receive log in credentials for your Gettysburg applicant status portal. We recommend that you check your portal regularly for important information regarding your applicant checklist, upcoming events, and ways to connect with the Gettysburg campus community.

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Meet the Gettysburg Admissions Team

While choosing a college is an important step in your educational journey, it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. At Gettysburg College, our Admissions Staff is happy to assist you with whatever needs or questions you may have related to applications, deadlines, required materials, events and programs, or any other aspect of the admissions process.

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Join the Gettysburg College community

Each year, Gettysburg College welcomes a diverse class of highly-motivated students who–surrounded by history and opportunity–strive to Do Great Work as they progress toward building a better world for themselves, their families, and their communities. And by applying to Gettysburg, you are taking the first steps toward becoming a lifelong member of our global community of changemakers, trailblazers, and innovators.

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Study Abroad

Unleash your curiosity with the Center for Global Education

Can you imagine climbing the Great Wall of China? Do you see yourself working with and mentoring school-aged children in Senegal? Are you dreaming about camping under the stars in Tanzania? It’s possible.

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Student Success

First-Year Seminars prepare students for collegiate success

First-Year Seminars help to aid the academic transition and prepare students for the level of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking required for collegiate-level work.

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Career Connected

What can you do with an English degree?

After graduation, English majors find personal and professional success in traditional fields like teaching, writing, editing, and publishing, but also in unexpected fields, too: business and entrepreneurship, politics, sales, marketing, health, and finance.

Find out about our alumni network