Samford University

College Entrance Requirements

Freshman Requirements

Incoming Freshman Student Requirements

Samford requires the following for incoming freshman students:

Official Test Scores

Contact the testing agency to have your ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly to Samford. Samford’s Code: ACT: 0016 SAT: 1302

High School Transcripts

Samford requires official high school transcripts to be sent directly from your school. (Note: Samford will accept transcripts electronically via E-script and Docufide.)

Application for Admission

Application Requirements

All students applying to Samford are required to provide the following:


Samford accepts our online application and the Common Application. Our application fee is $40.


Your essay should be 250 words minimum (one to two pages preferred). Students who apply via the Common Application do not need to submit an additional essay.

Academic Recommendation

Samford requires an academic letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or teacher.


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