Admission Requirements

Congratulations on your decision to apply to Menlo College! Please review the below outline of requirements to complete your freshman application. Please call 800.55.MENLO or 650.543.4496 so that we can put you in touch with your admissions counselor!

Admissions Application

Candidates are encouraged to complete the Menlo College Freshmen Application to fast track your admissions decision. You are also welcome to apply using the Common Application.

Personal Essay

Please submit a personal essay of at least 250 words addressing your reasons for seeking a college education, expectations of a college education, and reasons for applying to Menlo College.

Mailing address

Menlo College
Office of Admissions
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027

Recommendation Letter

Please submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or a counselor. The letter may be submitted electronically via email to admissions@menlo.edu, fax to 650.543.4496, or by mail.

Official Transcripts

Freshmen applicants must submit an official high school transcript. Transcripts may be submitted electronically via email to admissions@menlo.edu, fax to 650.543.4496, or by mail.

We welcome unofficial transcripts for preliminary assessment, but will require official copies if admitted.

Application Fee

$40 may be paid online at the time of application OR send a non-refundable application fee of $40. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Menlo College.

Official ACT or SAT Scores 

Freshmen applicants must submit official ACT or SAT scores.

We welcome unofficial test scores for preliminary assessment, but will require official copies if admitted. Test scores included on the official transcripts are considered official.

Contact Admissions

Phone: 800.55.MENLO or 650.543.3753
Fax: 650.543.4496

Hours: Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except during college holidays)