Application Management

    Welcome to the Oglethorpe University Application for Admission!
    (Looking for the Petrel Portal? Click here:

    Please follow the steps below and contact us with any questions at or 404-364-8307.

    1. Review the application types below and decide which type is right for you.
    2. Scroll all the way to the bottom and create an account or log in to access your account.
    3. Select the application type and entry term.
    4. Complete and submit your app!

    Traditional Undergraduate
    Students applying to attend college for the first time right after high school. See details. 

    If you have been admitted as an incoming freshman for fall 2024 at Birmingham Southern College, please select TU 2024 and Early Bird (EB) 2024 from the drop down menu below to apply.

    Students who have previously enrolled at another college or university. See details.

    Adult Degree Program

    Students age 22+ who are beginning their undergraduate education or returning to college and plan to attend classes mostly in the evening. See details.
    *Please note: International students seeking F-1 Visa sponsorship should not complete this application. Please complete an Early Action, Regular Decision, or Transfer application.


    Students who have already graduated with at least one Bachelor's degree can apply for the Master of Business Administration graduate degree in our Hammack School of Business.

    Students who were previously enrolled at Oglethorpe University and wish to return. See details. Scroll to the bottom of this page to begin your readmission application. Readmission students most likely already have an account, please "log in" and use the forgot password function if necessary.

    Non-degree Seeking
    Includes gap year/transient, exchange, dual and joint enrollment, special status, and audit students. See details. 

    If you are having trouble starting an application, please reach out to if you are Dual or Joint Enrollment, and Jenna, for all other applications.


    Students who are interested specifically in our non-degree certificate programs. See details. This application is not for degree-seeking students wishing to complete a certificate as part of their degree program.

    Returning users:

    Log in to continue an application.

    First-time users:

    Create an account to start a new application.