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First-Year Applicants

How to Apply

Knox is an exclusive user of the Common Application, which is used by more than 500 colleges and universities across the country. You can apply online via the Common Application.

Students applying for first-year admission should submit the following:

High School Seniors

  • Common Application
  • High School Transcript
  • School Report form
  • Teacher Evaluation form
  • Transcripts from any college or university attended
  • $40 application fee 
  • Optional: ACT or SAT I scores (see below)
  • Optional: Scholarship portfolios, audition tapes, or other scholarship submissions
  • An interview with an admission counselor is strongly recommended

Home Schooled Students

Home schooled applicants should complete the following:

  • Common Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcript or other detailed documentation which lists the subjects studied each year, a description of each course of study, and major texts used or literature read
  • Letter of recommendation from someone who can address your potential for academic success and contribution to your community
  • SAT or ACT test scores
  • Admission Interview (If you are not able to visit campus or meet with an admission counselor in your area before the application deadline, contact the office of admission at 800-678-KNOX

Early Admission (for High School Juniors)

Exceptionally qualified and mature students may apply for admission after three years of secondary school work. To apply for early admission, you must complete all procedures and satisfy all expectations for regular first-year admission. You should include a letter explaining your reasons for entering college early, and your college counselor must also submit a statement supporting your early admission.

  • Common Application
  • Personal Statement
  • High School Transcript
  • School Report form
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation
  • Teacher Evaluation form
  • Letter outlining your reasons for wanting to start college early
  • $40 application fee
  • Optional: ACT or SAT I scores
  • Optional: Scholarship portfolios, audition tapes, or other scholarship submissions
  • Admission Interview (If you are not able to visit campus or meet with an admission counselor in your area before the application deadline, contact the office of admission at 800-678-KNOX to arrange a phone interview.)

A Note about Test Scores

The submission of SAT I or ACT scores is optional for most applicants. Knox adopted this policy so that you can decide for yourself if your scores adequately reflect your abilities and potential for success in college. There is no score above which you should decide to submit your scores. If you elect to provide your scores, they will be considered and can sometimes help us in assessing your abilities more fully. Scores can be submitted either directly from the testing agency or on your official secondary school transcript.

Note: Home-schooled applicants or candidates applying from secondary schools that do not provide grades are asked to submit results from one or more standardized test, such as SAT I, SAT II, ACT, AP or IB examination results, or grades from college courses.