Early Admission Advantage

How to Apply for Early Admission as
an Undergraduate

At Gardner-Webb, we want you to get out of the gate early.

College-bound students, who are ready to join the Runnin’ Bulldog family at Gardner-Webb University, now have the Early Admission Advantage option for Fall 2024. Students who meet all the qualifications and deadlines for the fall will have early access to their Gardner-Webb financial aid award package.

Students admitted as part of the new early action program will receive priority housing, free parking for the 2024-25 academic year, and could receive additional scholarship opportunities.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for the GWU Early Admissions Advantage for Fall 2024, student is required to apply and be accepted by November 17th 2023 and pay their enrollment deposit by January 15th 2024* refundable until May 1st*


  • Priority Housing
  • Additional Scholarship Opportunities
  • Free Parking for the first year
  • Priority Financial Aid Packages
  • Entered to win a semester of housing, a semester meal plan, (5) $250 Bulldog Bundle Book Vouchers, (5) $1,000 additional scholarships.
  • (2) dorm room essentials package raffle

*Recruited athletes are not eligible for the benefits associated with the Early Admission Advantage.

Want to Learn More?

Students can learn more about Gardner-Webb and Early Admission Advantage at Dawg Day events on Oct. 7 and Nov. 18.

Activities include a campus tour, information fair with faculty from various areas, and an option to visit with the Financial Planning staff. The day wraps up with a free meal and three tickets to a home football game, parking pass included. Register for either event below: