Office of Admissions
How to Apply
International Application Process
International students who wish to apply for admission to Elmira College may request application materials from the College or print (pdf) an application that can be completed and mailed. You may apply online using the Common Application or the Universal Application. International students may not apply under the Early Decision program.
A completed application contains the application itself, an official academic transcript of secondary school work, two recommendations, and an essay. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit official TOEFL results, or the equivalent. The minimum desired TOEFL score for admission to the College is 525 paper based, 197 computer based, or 71 internet based test. Applicants with lower scores will be placed into the Elmira College English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. All students will be given English placement exams to determine which, if any, English language classes they will need to take in order to succeed at Elmira College. While SAT I test scores are not required of international applicants, they should be submitted if they are available. Applicants who have attended university must submit official transcripts of all post secondary academic work.
International students who intend to apply for financial assistance from Elmira College must submit the International Student Financial Aid Application (pdf) directly to Elmira College. This form is also available from the College Scholarship Service of the College Board or from Elmira College. A limited amount of financial assistance based on financial need is available from Elmira College. International students should not assume that all costs will be met with financial aid.
All international students must complete the Foreign Student Financial Statement (pdf). Bank statements should be included if savings are to be used to fund any part of the costs. If you are unable to access either form online, then email email@example.com with your name and full mailing address.
The deadline for applications for admission and financial aid for international students is June 1 for September enrollment, and October 1 for January enrollment.
Completed international student applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in January. Applicants are notified of decisions by electronic mail. Those who are accepted receive hardcopy acceptance letters and other necessary information by mail or courier as appropriate.