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How to Apply

Applying to Elmira College as an international student is easy! Students can apply by downloading and completing the EC Application for Admission (PDF) or by using the Common Application Online. Completed international student application are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in January. Applicants are notified of decisions by e-mail as soon as they are available.

The deadline for applications for admission and financial aid for international students is June 1st for September enrollment, and October 1st for January enrollment. International students may not apply under the Early Decision program.

The following items are required to complete a student’s application for admission:

The Application Form

Submit the Common Application Online or download the Elmira College Application (PDF). It is required that you submit your college essay with the application information.

Standardized Test Scores

All non-native English speakers must submit official copies of their most recent TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum desired score on the is at least a 60 on the TOEFL Internet Based Test or 5.0 on the IELTS exam. All enrolled students will have their English ability assessed upon arrival at Elmira College. For those requiring assistance in their English skills, we do have a transitional English as a Second Language program available.

Native English speaking students will be required to submit their official SAT and/or ACT test scores.

Official Transcripts of Academic History

All students must submit an official transcript of courses taken during secondary school. If you have not graduated yet, transcripts should show the most recent results available.

Applicants who are currently attending university should submit official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work.

Letter of Recommendation

The student should submit at least one letter of recommendation from someone who knows them in an academic sense, such as a teacher or academic counselor.

International Student Application for Financial Aid

International students who intend to apply for financial assistance from Elmira College must submit the International Student Application for Financial Aid along with their application materials. There is a limited amount of financial assistance based on financial need available from Elmira College. International students should not assume that all costs will be met with financial aid.