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Why Should You Apply To EC?


Summed up in two words—attention and collaboration.

An Elmira College education affords students the opportunity for personal interactions and connections with professors, administrators and staff that are the hallmark of our liberal arts education. We encourage students to learn by doing. Academic travel opportunities, student/faculty original research, presenting at national conferences, club, sport and organizational leadership, these are just some of the ways that EC students are recognized as unique and exceptional individuals.

Our students collaborate across class years, disciplines and departments to forge bonds and inspire students to think creatively and gain a global perspective and intellectual versatility. We believe our differences are our greatest strength. Elmira College students come from 35 states and more than 20 countries, but one thing they all have in common is a passion for learning and a distinct ability to flourish and succeed.
Students at EC put theory into practice and thrive on our small campus with big opportunities.

As you take your first step in becoming an Elmira College student, we are here to help guide you through the application process to make it as smooth as possible.

Getting Started

The application process is a little different whether you're a U.S. citizen (or permanent resident) or an international student. If you are applying to Elmira as an international student, take a look at the process and forms you'll need for your application. We also have separate guidelines if you are interested in transferring to Elmira, studying part-time or as a graduate student.

Application Plans

For Freshman applicants, you have two application options to consider: Regular Admission or Early Decision. What is the difference between these two application options? Early Decision applications have earlier deadlines and provide an earlier, binding acceptance decision. If you know Elmira College is where you want to attend, this is a good option for you. Regular Admissions is a rolling admissions program where you should hear a decision from the Admissions Committee within four weeks. International applicants may only apply under the regular admission plan.

We Are Here For You!

If you have any questions about the admissions process, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions or your Admissions Counselor.