Applying to Sterling is as easy as 1, 2, 3!
- Complete your Base Application:
- Upload a Writing Sample: An 500-800 word essay, short story, or opinion piece you are proud of which highlights your skills, creativity, and personality. Feel free to submit something you have written for a class assignment.
- Snap a Photo and Submit your High School Transcript; Official required before enrollment.
Once your application is complete, we will invite you for your college interview. Do not stress, this is not a suit-and-tie event. Your interview is a chance for the admission team to learn more about your goals, passions, and hope for your education. Interviews can happen by phone, via video chat, or in person.
And remember, Sterling College practices test-blind admission. We do not consider standardized test scores during the application review. Test scores tell us nothing about who you are, your goals, and how you show up in the community.
Priority Applications Due November 15th, 2022
Transfer Applications Due November 15th, 2022
Sterling College accepts rolling admission; however, we need all materials by December 15, 2022, to prepare for the Spring semester’s start.
Early Action Applications Due November 1st, 2022
Regular Decision Due January 1st, 2023
Sterling College accepts rolling admission applications.
Visiting or Continuing Education Student
If you’re interested in attending a class at Sterling College as a non-matriculated student, check out our array of Continuing Education classes. When available, it’s also possible to audit or enroll as a visiting student. Please contact us to explore this option.
Applying for Financial Aid
Sterling College maintains a commitment to affordability and financial access. We work closely with each student and their family to create a financial aid package that meets their individual needs.
Your application for admission also serves as your application for merit-based Sterling College scholarships. There is no need to file additional applications for specific scholarships.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for all U.S. residents who want to be considered for need-based financial aid. The FAFSA determines eligibility for state and federal financial aid. We also use information from the FAFSA to award need-based Sterling College grants. The FAFSA code for Sterling College is 014991.
Navigating the process of applying for financial aid can be complicated. We are here to help. Please feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid at any point during the application process.
Feeling stuck or confused?
We are always available to help!
Sterling College is a National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) member, and adheres to the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.