Admissions Facts & Advice

Guidance Counselors

First-year students work on a group project outside their classroom in Baker Library during a required writing class.

Welcome Guidance Counselors, Teachers, & Student Advisors

As counselors and mentors from secondary schools, community-based organizations, and scholarship foundations, you are important partners in helping to guide students through the complicated college search and application process.

Please bookmark this page as we often make information updates that may be helpful as you work with your students and with the Dartmouth Admissions Office in the coming months.

The Dartmouth Admissions Basics

  • Our admissions process considers the entirety of each application.
  • We require the Common Application and a brief writing supplement.
  • We recommend a peer recommendation from a friend, classmate, family member, or another person whom the applicant regards as a peer. (Teachers, employers, coaches, community leaders, etc. are generally not regarded as peers by our applicants.)
  • We require either the ACT or SAT.
  • We recommend 2 SAT subject tests.
  • We have no set requirements for high school courses completed.  We look for students who have taken the most challenging curriculum available to them.

The Dartmouth Financial Aid Basics

  • Financial Aid is completely need-based.
  • We commit to meeting 100% of a student’s demonstrated need for all four years.
  • Most families earning under $100,000 per year will receive free tuition and financial aid packages without loans.

Join Our Mailing List

Please take a moment to join our counselor mailing list.

Check out our FAQs for Student Advisors

Relevant info to help answer students' questions about Dartmouth's application process.

Learn about Dartmouth's Financial Aid Programs

Find out how Dartmouth remains committed to making college affordable.

Come to our Coast to Coast Sessions for Counselors

Keep an eye on when we'll be in your area hosting info sessions for counselors.

Read Campus News

Dartmouth News keeps you up-to-date on student and faculty news and events.

See our Admissions Officers by Travel Region List

A quick reference to find out which of our officers visits your region.