# Dartmouth Admission Requirements: A Detailed Guide

Apr 7, 2021

Dartmouth is one of the 8 Ivy League colleges. It's considered one of the most excellent Universities in the World. `The College with academic excellence, teaching thorough World's top faculties, and research participation opportunities. With all this, Dartmouth also has a vibrant community.

It's not a surprise that many students around the world wish to study at Dartmouth. You may be one of these students, and for that, we created this guide for admission requirements. This guide will explain the score requirement, application requirement, and other things required for admission. But before this, let's see an overview of Dartmouth College.

## Dartmouth College Overview

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth College is in Hanover, New Hampshire, the USA. Eleazar Wheelock and George III established the University.

As per the "2021 US news ranking", Dartmouth is the 13th best University in the United States. And as per the "2021 QS World University Ranking," Dartmouth is the World's 203rd best University.

### Dartmouth Writing Supplement

Dartmouth wants you to write two supplementary essays. Both of these are question-based. In the first essay, you will get a question to which you need to respond in 100 words or fewer. In the second essay, you will get multiple questions based prompt, where you need to choose one and respond in 250-300 words.

### Secondary School Report with Transcript

Your high school counselor needs to submit the secondary school report. The report gives a summary of your high school academic record. Along with this, the counselor also needs to submit an official transcript and school report. The school report is a summary of the school itself.

### Counselor Evaluation

The high school counselor also needs to submit his letter of recommendation. It will address your extracurricular engagements, personal character, and academic performance.

### Teacher Evaluations

It's required to submit letters of recommendation from two teachers. The two teachers should preferably be the ones who taught you one of the core subjects. The teacher should address your academic performance, course engagement, your character, etc.

### SAT or ACT

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dartmouth is now test-optional. It's up to you to submit the test scores or not. Above the blog, we explained the SAT / ACT requirements and policy.

### Peer Recommendation

Dartmouth strongly recommends you submit a peer recommendation. It is a written statement given by the one you consider as your peer. Some of the examples of the peer are friend, sister, brother, co-worker, etc.

## What If You Are An International applicant?

For an international student, the application requirement is similar to regional students, however, with the English proficiency test requirement. You need to exhibit proficiency in English if you want to get accepted. For this, you can take tests like:

## Dartmouth Acceptance Rate

You need to know the acceptance rate of Dartmouth to understand how selective they are. The acceptance rate describes how many percentages of candidates get confirmed. The top colleges in the World are very choosy while admitting applicants. And as Dartmouth College is one the best colleges in the World, the acceptance rate is low.

The current general acceptance rate of Dartmouth is 8%. It means, in every 100 candidates, only 8 get accepted.

The acceptance rate for early application of the class of 2025 of Dartmouth is approximately 21.25%. So as we see, the early applicant's rate is very high compared to regular decisions. However, Each year, both these acceptance rates are shrinking. In the following years, the same may happen.

In short: fewer applicants get selected. You can be among the few applicants who get admitted to Dartmouth College if you work hard.

## What if Not Accepted?

You've finally waited for the results after time has passed, and what do you get? Rejection! So will you concede? No, you won't because there are still other options to pursue. They are not the usual options, and it's no guarantee you'll get in, but you've already tried applying, so giving it a go won't have you lose much. Here it is:

### Alternative Option A: Attend a different college and transfer to Dartmouth College later

You can try applying for a different college and transfer to Dartmouth College later. But before you get all so excited about this option, be mindful of the transfer acceptance rate. The transfer acceptance rate of Dartmouth is approximately 1.49%.

So, as we can see, this acceptance is lower than the regular acceptance rate. But if you're able to show Dartmouth College how different you've become after being rejected by them, they may consider you.

Now let's see what the transfer application requirements are:

The application requirements for transfer is similar with some difference.

Application fees:

The transfer application is $90, which is$10 high than regular students.

Application with essay:

You need to submit two essays while applying. But here, you need to write the first essay up to 500 words which were 100 or fewer for regular applicants. In the second essay, you need to write up to 300. To know more about this, go here.

College Official's Report with College Transcript:

You need to submit the College Official's Report with the College Transcript updated in May/June. With this, you also need to submit the final Transcript and end-of-year grades.

Year-end college transcript and course syllabus:

You need to submit these documents for all college courses. It is required to review by the academic department and Dartmouth registrar, which helps to determine credits.

School reports, transcripts, tests, and letters of recommendation are the same as the regular application requirement.

### Alternative Option B: Apply again after a gap year

The next option is to reapply after finishing a gap year. What's a gap year? It's the year between your high school and applying for college, where you will not be doing any course.

It's a riskier option to go for because when you reapply, Dartmouth may see you didn't do much with your time and might reject you again.

But doing a gap year may be beneficial. The pros of doing a gap year include broadening your perspective, gaining professional experience, and making a difference. It's a way of building up yourself in ways that can benefit your overall growth as a person.

It's also another way of building up your spike and maintaining excellence in other areas of interest. If you're ready to take the risk while building up to be the student Dartmouth College wants, you can go for this option.

## Conclusion

Dartmouth College is quite an elite institute. Even when it's smaller than the other Ivy League members, it can dazzle the students with its system, environment, and aura. Yep, it's selective in the admissions process, and it'll be a challenge. But with the guide you've read, you'll have a chance at being part of a college.

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