Application Checklist & Deadlines

If you have any questions about the checklist we encourage you to contact the Office of Admissions. Personalized contact enables us to get to know you and assist you through the application process.

Students must submit all required materials to be considered for admission. With Castleton’s rolling admission policy, students will be notified of their decisions by mail after all application materials are reviewed. The Office of Admissions will review your application individually and holistically. All application materials submitted will be taken into consideration for acceptance. Some applications may require additional information beyond the general application. One primary instance includes application to the following department:

First Year Students

If you have never attempted college credits, or if you have college coursework prior to high school completion, please follow this checklist for first year students:

  • Application & fee
  • Essay (250 word minimum)
  • Official high school transcript or official equivalency exam scores (G.E.D.) (senior year first marking period grades may also be requested)
  • SAT or ACT scores (waived if you have been away from formal education for 3 or more years)
  • Current letter of recommendation (preferred from school counselor and teacher or employer)

Transfer Students

If you have attempted college coursework after your high school graduation or GED completion date, please follow this checklist for transfer students:

  • Application & fee
  • Essay (250 word minimum)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • One current letter of recommendation (preferred from professor or employer)
  • If you have 18 or less post-secondary college credits, your high school transcript or GED and SAT or ACT scores are required

International Students

Please follow the Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements.

Document Submission

Most documents can be submitted through the Common Application. Below are Castleton’s school codes and avenues for document submission:

  • College Board CEEB code: #3765, ACT code: #4314, FAFSA code: #003683
  • Admissions Office mailing address: Office of Admissions, Castleton University, Castleton, VT 05735
  • Admissions Office email:
  • Admissions Office fax # (802) 468-1476