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Application Plans

We offer two admissions plans for freshman applicants: Early Action and Regular (Rolling) Admission.
International students may apply only under the Regular Admission program.

Early Action

If Elmira College is a top choice college, Early Action may be the program for you. If you want to receive an early admission decision from us, you may want to consider applying via our Early Action plan.The Early Action deadline is November 1 and you will receive a decision by November 15.

Regular (Rolling) Admission

The regular admission plan at Elmira offers rolling admission. This means that we will review applications on an ongoing basis and will begin to notify applicants of our decisions in early December. We are usually able to notify you of our decision regarding your application within four weeks of the date your application file becomes complete.

Here is what you do to apply to Elmira College:

  • Submit an Application for Admission. We accept the online Common Application or the Elmira College Application. Transfer students wishing to use the Common Application should use the Common App for Transfer.
  • Have your counselor send your official transcript, including senior year courses and grades to date.
  • Submit one academic letter of recommendation completed by a teacher or school counselor.
  • Have your official SAT and/or ACT scores sent to Elmira College (if applicable). As a test-optional institution we do not require the SAT or ACT for admission.

While not required, we strongly suggest you sit down with an Elmira College admissions counselor for an interview. You can schedule your interview by calling the Office of Admissions at (800) 935-6472 or (607) 735-1724.