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Application Plans

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

Regular Admission

The regular admissions plan at Elmira offers rolling admissions. This means that as soon as your application is complete, we will review your information and will begin to notify applicants of our decisions as early as October. We are usually able to notify you of our decision regarding your application within four weeks. If you have not heard from us within this time period, please call to make certain that all of your materials reached us and that there is no complication in the process. We always like hearing from you!

Here is what you do to apply to  Elmira College:

If you have not had an interview, consider scheduling yours now. While not required, we encourage you to 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).
If you are accepted, notify Elmira College by May 1 with your college decision.


Early Decision

If Elmira College is your first choice college, Early Decision is the program for you. We'll make a decision on your application as soon as it is complete, but you do have to meet the deadlines. There are two Early Decision programs; the first deadline is November 15, and the second is January 15. We promise to notify you of our decision by December 15 for Early Decision I applicants and by January 31 for Early Decision II applicants.

Here is what you need to do:

You should have visited Elmira College before you decide to apply Early Decision, but if you have not, schedule a tour and  interview. 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).


If you are accepted Early Decision, it is binding and you should withdraw all applications to other colleges.
Submit your nonrefundable enrollment fee of $300 on or before March 1.
We will provide you with an estimate of your financial aid with your Early Decision acceptance.

Applications or recommendations that are being mailed should be addressed to:

Office of Admissions
Elmira College
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901