New Students

Timeline to Earlham

Step 1

As soon as you receive your I-20:

  • Pay I-901 fee
  • Apply for visa

Step 2

Complete all forms listed in the Countdown to Earlham messages that you receive.

Step 3

Make your flight arrangements as early as possible to save money and ensure you arrive on time.

Step 4

Notify Earlham College with your arrival information no later than January 1.

Step 5

Review the links below.

You should plan to arrive at the Dayton international airport on Thursday, August 21st, 2014, to attend Earlham's New Student Orientation (NSO). Please be sure to complete the Arrival Form prior to coming to campus so that members of the NSO committee can meet you at the baggage claim area. If there are changes/delays with your flight, please call the International Programs Office (765) 983-1424.

Students arriving prior to the 21st may need to arrange their own transportation, housing and meals until that date. We ask that you avoid arriving early unless it is absolutely necessary.

*Note: Earlham can only provide this free transportation to campus during New Student Orientation; for all other travel, students can pay for shuttles to and from airports.

 
Obtain a Visa

An F-1 student visa or J-1 exchange visitor visa is necessary to enter the United States to study at Earlham College. Applicants for non-immigrant visas usually apply in person at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country of permanent residence.

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Financial Matters

Please pay very close attention to the information that you receive from the Accounting Office. All payment arrangements must be approved prior to your arrival on campus.

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What to Bring

In order to adequately prepare you for life in Richmond, Indiana, we offer a list of suggested items you may want to bring with you or plan to purchase while here.

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New Student Orientation

From Friday, August 22nd through Tuesday, August 26th, you will attend required and optional sessions with all other incoming students. Registering for classes, learning about Earlham's curriculum, social events, shopping trips, free time and more are also planned into the NSO schedule.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may have many questions before you come to Earlham. We hope to answer many of them.

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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
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admissions