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Earlham strives to enroll a diverse student population reflecting a broad range of intellectual interests and lived experiences. The College seeks individuals who demonstrate both academic achievement and personal accomplishments.

Good students who can also show commitments to the values that underlie Earlham's character - a concern for social justice, for peace, for personal and social integrity - are strongly encouraged to apply for admission to Earlham.

Application Instructions for First-Year Students

Use these instructions if you are applying as a first-year student and are a U.S. citizen.

In assessing applications, the Admissions Office conducts a holistic review of the items listed in the Requirements chart. If you have had a personal interview with one of our admissions counselors, a report of that interview also is considered.Deadlines  

Requirements
Basic Application Included in the Common Application.
Secondary School Report and Counselor Recommendation Available on the Common Application website. To be completed by your guidance counselor.
High School Transcript Request an official copy be sent from your guidance office. Earlham expects applicants to have completed at least 15 academic high school units or the equivalent, four in English, three in mathematics, and two or more in a second language, in science, and in history or social studies. Experience in the area of studio or performing arts is very desirable.
Teacher's Recommendation Available on the Common Application website. To be completed by the teacher of your choice.
Application Essay The Common Application includes an essay section. Your essay should be an original piece of writing that demonstrates your thinking process and writing style.
Standardized Test Scores (Optional) Earlham has a "test-optional" policy which means applicants are not required to submit any standardized test scores. Should you choose to submit your scores, our SAT code is 1195 and our ACT code is 1186. Read our policy.
Early Decision
Application materials due by: November 1
Find out if you are admitted by: December 1
Let us know your decision by: January 15
You must sign an Early Decision Agreement and agree to withdraw applications to other colleges if admitted. You can calculate an estimate of your cost by using the Net Price Calculator. If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. More Financial Aid Information
Early Action I
Application materials due by: December 1
Find out if you are admitted by*: February 1
Let us know your decision by: May 1
*If all of your application materials are received by November 1, you will receive your admission decision no later than January 1. If all of your application materials are received by December 1, you will receive your admission decision no later than February 1.
If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. More Financial Aid Information
Early Action II
Application materials due by: January 15
Find out if you are admitted by: February 15
Let us know your decision by: May 1
If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. More Financial Aid Information
Regular Decision
Application materials due by: February 15
Find out if you are admitted by: April 1
Let us know your decision by: May 1
If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1. More Financial Aid Information

Earlham welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed courses at another college but who have not earned a four-year degree. Most transfer candidates are admitted for Fall Semester, but transfer students may also begin their studies at Earlham in the Spring Semester.

Application Instructions for Transfer Students

Requirements
Basic Application Form Included in the Common Application.
Transcripts Please submit an official high school transcript and official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended.
College Evaluation Available on the Common Application website. The College Report collects information about your standing at your current institution. You may need to gather this information from more than one official at your institution, such as advisor, dean, or registrar.
Academic Evaluator Form Available on the Common Application website. To be completed by the faculty member of your choice.
Application Essay/
Transfer Statement
The Common Application includes an essay about your reasons for transferring. In some cases, we may require an additional writing sample.
Standardized Test Scores (Optional) Earlham has a "test-optional" policy which means applicants are not required to submit any standardized test scores. Should you choose to submit your scores, our SAT code is 1195 and our ACT code is 1186.

Deadlines

Fall Semester
Application materials due by: Rolling Admission
Let us know your decision by: May 15

 

Spring Semester
Application materials due by: November 1
Find out if you are admitted by: December 1
Let us know your decision by: December 15

Iinternational students are admitted in the Fall Semester so they can participate in New Student Orientation, which includes special sessions specifically for international students. In addition to a regular academic adviser, a special adviser works closely with international students on matters of immigration issues, cultural adaptation and practical concerns.

Application Instructions for International Students

Requirements
Application Form Complete the Common Application online, in English.
Official Secondary School Records and Exam Results Ask your school to forward these official documents to Earlham.
Two Teacher Recommendations Available on the Common Application website.
To be completed by the teachers of your choice.
Standardized Test Scores TOEFL or SAT Reasoning Test as appropriate.
You may submit certified photocopies.
The SAT I and TOEFL code for Earlham is 1195.
International Financial Aid Application Download and complete the International Financial Aid Application (PDF). Return the completed form to Susan Hillmann de Castaneda (hillmsu@earlham.edu), Director of International Admissions.

Deadlines

Early Decision
Application materials due by: November 1
Find out if you are admitted by: December 15
Let us know your decision by: January 15
You must sign an Early Decision Agreement and agree to withdraw applications to other colleges if admitted.

 

Early Action I
Application materials due by: December 1
Find out if you are admitted by: January 15
Let us know your decision by: May 1

 

Early Action II
Application materials due by: January 15
Find out if you are admitted by: February 15
Let us know your decision by: May 1

 

Regular Decision
Application materials due by: February 15
Find out if you are admitted by: April 1
Let us know your decision by: May 1

Contact International Admissions

Susan Hillmann de Castaneda, Senior Associate Director of Admissions

E-mail - hillmsu@earlham.edu

Phone - (800) 327-5426 (toll-free with the U.S. and Canada) or 765-983-1600

Fax - 765-983-1560

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
47374-4095
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