The University Fellows application includes the following components:

  • Application form
  • Comprehensive résumé
  • 500-700 word essay
  • Academic recommendation form from a teacher
  • Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5
  • Minimum ACT score of 28/SAT score of 1320/CLT score of 92

You do not need to wait until you receive admission notification from Samford University before beginning your University Fellows application. When you access the University Fellows application for the first time, it will prompt you to register. Your log-in information will allow you to save the application without submitting it.

After you have submitted your University Fellows application, your recommender will receive an email with a link to our academic recommendation form. Please have your teacher contact Allie Saunders at or 205-726-4203 if they have any problems or questions about the recommendation process.

Our deadline for a completed application is December 1, 2024. Applicants selected to interview for the program will hear by mid-January 2025. On-campus interviews will take place on February 22, 2025.

*To apply for this program, you must have an online Samford account. If you have started a Samford/Common App application, you can apply for University Fellows using the same login information. If you have not started an admission application, please login as a new user.

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