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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 Elmira College Application for Admission or by using the Common Application Online. Completed international student applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are notified of decisions by email 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.

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. 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 is at least an 80 on the TOEFL Internet Based Test or 6 on the IELTS exam or a PTE Score of 60. All enrolled students will have their English ability assessed upon arrival at Elmira College. 

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. Provide translation of transcripts in English. 

Applicants who are currently attending a university should submit official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work, along with a Confidential Report for Students form from the Dean of Students at all institutions that have been attended.

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.

Certification of Finances

International students who intend to apply for financial assistance from Elmira College must submit the Certification of Finances. 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.