Our typical student has performed successfully in a challenging college preparatory curriculum and on standardized tests, ranking in the top quarter of their high school class. We consider letters of recommendation, high school activities, special talents, interests and community service involvement. These activities help us determine if you will benefit from and enhance our college community.

Application Process for:


  Admissions Application Deadline Financial Aid Application Deadline Admissions Notification Financial Aid Notification Student Response Deadline
Fall First-Year Application April 1 April 1 Rolling Rolling as of October May 1
Fall Transfer Application August 1 March 15 Rolling Two weeks after acceptance May 1
Spring First-Year Application December 1 December 1 Rolling as of November 1 Two weeks after acceptance December 15
Spring Transfer Application December 1 December 1 Rolling as of November 1 Two weeks after acceptance December 15

Special Programs Deadlines and Requirements:

Because of their limited and/or selective enrollment, a number of specialized programs have their own set of deadlines and/or requirements.

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 

with Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions

  • Application Deadline - December 15
    NOTE: Students do not need to apply to Thomas Jefferson.

Elizabethtown College Honors Program

  • Preferred Application Deadline - January 15
  • Preferred Interview Deadline (required) - January 15
  • Final Application Deadline - March 15
  • Final Interview Deadline (required) - March 15

Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP) 

with Drexel University's Thomas Kline School of Law and Widener University's School of Law

  • Application Deadline - December 15
  • Interview Deadline (required) - December 1

Masters (4+1): Molecular Medicine, Immunology, or Infectious Disease 

with Drexel University

  • A completed undergraduate E-town admissions application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official record of SAT totaling 1200 or higher (ACT accepted at 27 or higher)
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 (on 4.0) scale or higher

Music, Music Therapy, or Music Education Major

Occupational Therapy major

  • Application Deadline - December 15
  • Interview Deadline (required) - December 15
  • Elizabethtown does not accept transfer students into this program.

Pre-Medical Primary Care Program

with The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine

  • Application Deadline - December 15.

Standardized Test Waiver

Elizabethtown College values a strong high school record, complete with a challenging curriculum and consistently strong grades relative to your peers. For students who have demonstrated excellence during their four years of high school, Elizabethtown offers the opportunity to waive standardized testing from the application and scholarships review process. To qualify for the waiver option, students must rank in the top 10% of their class or, if the school does not rank, must have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. 

Students who waive their scores, particularly if the scores do not reflect the same level of achievement or aptitude as the rest of their application, generally help their chances for both admissions and for scholarship. When a score is waived for a student's application, admissions and scholarship reviews place greater emphasis on the relative strength of the student's curriculum, their submitted writing samples and teacher recommendations (as they relate to preparedness and communication skills).