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Admission Policy


Cottey’s admission policy is consistent with board policy and is consistent with state and federal law, and specifically informed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which allows for single-sex admission policies in institutions of higher education that have historically served women. This policy affirms Cottey’s proud historical tradition as a women’s college and its legacy of providing a community specifically designed for women.

As a historically women’s college, Cottey considers for admission those applicants who indicate a legally-assigned sex of female on their application. Cottey applies the same admission standards and criteria to all applicants. In reviewing applications, Cottey performs a holistic assessment using GPA, test scores, recommendations, activities, goals, and character. Overall, we seek to admit students whose interests and aspirations match the opportunities provided by Cottey and who will contribute to Cottey’s unique educational environment.

With regard to admission, Cottey relies upon the information provided by each student applicant. Applicants who indicate a legally-assigned sex of female are considered for admission. In cases where supporting documentation does not reflect an applicant’s legally-assigned female sex, Cottey may request additional information.