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First-Year Applicants


Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




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Applying as a First-Year Student

If you are a high school senior or have less than a semester of full-time college coursework, you should apply as a first-year student. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, you should apply as an International Applicant. (Undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. should apply as First-Year Applicants.)


Complete the Common Application and submit your $50 application fee. If the application fee presents a financial hardship, you can request a fee waiver on the Common Application.

Required Documents

Secondary School Report* and Transcript*
On your Common Application, request that your school counselor complete the School Report and provide your transcript.

Teacher Evaluation*
On your Common Application, identify a teacher from an academic subject area (English, math, social studies, science, or language) to submit a recommendation.

Mid Year Report* of Your Fall Grades
Your school counselor should submit a Mid Year Report with an updated transcript that includes your fall grades when they become available.

Optional Items

We strongly recommend an interview with an admission counselor. Interviews are available on-campus, in locations across the country, by phone, or via the internet. Contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview—or see if we're offering interviews in your area.

ACT or SAT Scores

Scholarship Portfolios, Auditions, or Other Scholarship Submissions

ZeeMee Profile
ZeeMee is a free service that helps you to tell your story. If you have a ZeeMee profile, simply copy your link into the Common App (there's a dedicated field for it). Sign up at

*A note on school reports, recommendations, and transcripts: After identifying your counselor and teacher on the Common Application, they will be invited to complete their forms online via the Common Application website. If they prefer to mail your School Report, Mid Year Report, transcript, and/or recommendations, they can be mailed directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.

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