Information for Counselors

Morehouse College Office of Admission recognizes the critical role that counselors play in supporting their students and values our partnership at each point in the admission process.

At Morehouse, we appreciate everything you do to support your students as they consider applying to college. School counselors and access professionals play a key role in helping students select the college or university that is right for them.

We’re here to help you take your student’s educational dreams and turn them into reality.

Counselors are key to the admissions process

College is a big decision, and we are here to help you and your students make the application process as simple as possible. And we support your efforts by providing you with the tools and information you need to help your students decide if Morehouse College is the perfect fit for them.

Use this page to get details about the admissions process, find out about events specifically for counselors, request campus tours & schools visits, and engage with our Admissions team.

Our Admissions Process
A completed application for new first-time applicants includes the following:
  • Completed Common Application or Morehouse College Application
  • Essay (choose any of the essay prompts)
  • On-line application fee or valid application fee waiver
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation*
    • One (1) letter must come from student’s current school counselor
  • Official high school transcript*
  • Official SAT/ACT scores (optional for 2023-2024 application)
  • Student Resume (optional)
Submitting Documents to Morehouse College
How to Submit

To ensure the timely processing of application materials during the admission cycle, please submit documents via the Common App or other online credential request services.

Morehouse has also partnered with, through which you may upload materials directly for applicants. In the rare circumstances that the preceding methods of submission are not options, please contact for other options. If an item has been sent to Morehouse electronically, please do not mail duplicate hard copies.

*Documents with an asterisk beside it must be submitted directly from the high school and will not be accepted if submitted by the applicant.

Learn more about Morehouse

Morehouse College was founded in 1867 and is located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

We are the nation’s only historically black private liberal arts college for men. For over 150 years, we have prepared young men to change the world through leadership and service—driven by innovation, technology, global cultural dexterity, and a liberal arts foundation of knowledge.

Click on the video to learn more about Morehouse from Alvin Conteh, Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment. 

Or click the button below to request more information, plan a school visit or schedule a college tour. 

Events & resources

Application Deadlines

Our application deadlines for new first-time applicants are as follows:

  •  Early Decision 
    • Application Deadline: November 1, 2023
    • Decision Notification: December 5, 2023
  • Early Action Deadline  
    • Application Deadline: January 1, 2024
    • Decision Notification: February 1, 2024
  • Regular Decision 
    • Application Deadline: February 1, 2024
    • Decision Notifications: February 1, 2024 & April 1, 2024
College Fairs

If you would like to invite a representative from Morehouse to your college fair, please email the invitation directly to As all requests must be received through this email account, we ask that you refrain from inviting alumni representatives directly. Please note that due to the volume of requests each year, we are limited in the number of fairs in which we are able to participate. 

Meet the Admissions Team

We’re here to help you take your student’s educational dreams and turn them into reality.

Xavier McKenzie

Undergraduate Recruiter

Darrius Pearson

Undergraduate Recruiter

Paula Resley

Position: Vice President of Admissions
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Paula:

Chief Brand Officer and Vice President of Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Admissions

Descatur “Des” Potier

Descatur “Des” Potier

Position: Executive Director of Admissions
Phone: 470-639-0486
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Des:

Areas of Focus: Pre-collegiate Programs, Transfer Articulation Agreements, Online Admissions, College Access Initiatives, International Student Outreach

Out of State: Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

Michael Gumm

Michael Gumm

Position: Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Phone: 470-637-1379
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Michael:

Areas of Focus: Private School, International Student Process, Morehouse College Admissions – Alumni Volunteer Program and Morehouse College – School Counselor Program

Out of State: Illinois, Rhode Island, Maine, Delaware, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont

Georgia Territories: Rockdale & NE Georgia/Gwinnett County

Other Areas: Private Schools

Antonio McFarland

Antonio McFarland

Position: Associate Director of Admissions for Operations, Processing, and Special Projects
Phone: 470-639-0408
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Antonio:

Areas of Focus: Application Review/Processing, Operations, & Special Projects

Out of State: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina (Home State), Tennessee, Texas

Georgia: Dekalb, Cherokee, and Douglas Counties

Alvin Conteh

Alvin Conteh

Position: Associate Director of Admissions for Recruitment and Athletics Liaison
Phone: 470-639-0947
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Alvin:

Areas of Focus: Recruitment Calendar, Athletics and Change of Starts

Out of State: California, Colorado, District of Columbia (DC), Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Virginia

Georgia: S. Fulton, Clayton, Fayette, and Henry Counties

Stefan Heard

Stefan Harden

Position: Undergraduate Recruiter
Phone: 470-639-0694
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Stefan:

Areas of Focus: Readmits and Transient

Out of State: Arkansas, Indiana,  Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

Georgia: Columbus, Augusta, Macon, Savannah, and Warner Robins

Marilyn Bibby

Marilyn Bibby

Position: Student and Family Care Manager
Phone: 470-639-0606
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Marilyn:

Areas of Focus: Student and Family Care, Events and Tours

Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray

Position: Senior Recruitment Manager for Online Admissions
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Ryan:

Areas of Focus: Recruitment Online Admissions (Morehouse Online)

Xavier McKenzie

Position: Undergraduate Recruiter
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Xavier:

Areas of Focus: Undergraduate Recruitment, Transfers, Campus Tours, and Student Ambassadors

Out of State: Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Georgia: Cobb and North Fulton

Other Areas: All community and technical colleges

Darrius Pearson

Position: Undergraduate Recruiter
Categories: Admissions, Staff
Contact Darrius:

Areas of Focus: Undergraduate Recruitment