Freshman Requirements

We consider many factors in our selection process. We assess you on your overall application, academic preparedness, and achievement test results. But we also look for more.

You are best suited to become a Man of Morehouse if you're highly motivated and possess a social conscience. You took advanced coursework, engaged in extracurricular activities, and added value to your high school community. Your maturity, intellectual curiosity, and motivation to learn outside the classroom are crucial to success at Morehouse.

Your preparation must include four units in English, three units in Mathematics, two units in Natural Sciences, and two units in Social Sciences. Two units of a foreign language also are highly recommended. 


Although we ask for only one essay, we also want each applicant to write a personal statement. It is important that you use the personal statement to share stories of personal triumph, or how you decided to be involved in an organization or project that took you out of your comfort zone and what you learned from the experience.

We want your words and thoughts to guide the essay even if a parent or counselor looks it over.

Early Action

If you're applying for early admission, you should be in the top 25 percentile of your class, usually a 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale, and a strong performance on the SAT or ACT. Strong written recommendations from high school guidance counselors and teachers are a must. You should also present proof of consistent extracurricular activities throughout your high school career that exhibits your school spirit, ability to lead, and maturity that demonstrates a commitment toward social consciousness. You are also required to sit for an examination leading to the high school equivalency diploma. 

Joint Enrollment

If you are highly motivated and complete the 11th grade, you may qualify for a special Joint Enrollment Program. If admitted to this program, you will have the opportunity to take freshman-level courses at Morehouse while enrolled in a public high school in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Selection is made based on grade-point average, SAT scores, and the recommendation of your high school guidance counselor. A personal interview by a member of the admissions staff is also required. Your high school counselor chooses which courses you take, and they earn high school and college credit.