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How to Apply as a First-year Student

Prospective First Year Students may submit any of the following applications (only one application is required):

The $30 application fee is waived for any application submitted online.

School Report and Recommendations

The School Report Form should be taken to the appropriate high school office for completion. The School Report, and one Teacher Evaluation should be returned to the Elizabethtown College Office of Admissions. You are more than welcome to submit additional letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, musical directors, pastors, employers, and Elizabethtown alumni.

Homeschooled applicants may submit a second 

Teacher Evaluation

in lieu of the School Report.

Official High School Transcripts

Submit your official high school transcript showing work completed through your junior year.  All applicants should submit mid-year grades from their senior year when available.

High school students taking college coursework should submit appropriate transcripts from the credit-granting institutions to detail their achievements.

Standardized Testing

Unless they qualify for the Standardized Testing Waiver, applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT I or ACT. Elizabethtown does not prefer one test over another. Your official scores should be sent directly to Elizabethtown College (SAT code #2225 or ACT code #3568).

Writing Sample

You must also submit an example of your writing in the form of a personal statement, graded paper, or an essay on one of the topics suggested as part of the application.  Important- if you submitted your application and forgot to include your writing sample, do not resubmit your application. You can send a copy to the admissions office using US mail, via email to stellon@etown.edu or by faxing it to (717) 361-1365.

The mailing address for the Office of Admissions is:

Office of Admissions
Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

Questions?

Feel free to send your questions to admissions@etown.edu or call us at (717) 361-1400.

Application Forms for First-year Students

An easy to use list of all the application forms you’ll need to apply to Elizabethtown College.

Personal Statement

Transfer applicants should submit a statement on why they would like to transfer to Elizabethtown College.

The mailing address for the Office of Admissions is:

Office of Admissions
Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

Application Timeline

Prior to the Spring of Junior Year

  • Tours of campus are always available for interested students.

Spring of Junior Year

  • Personal Tours & Interviews are available beginning in April.
  • Attend an Open House (April, July, September, or November)

Summer prior to Senior Year

  • Personal Tours & Interviews are available all summer long.
  • Meetings with faculty, coaches, or staff require arrangements made one week in advance.
  • Attend an Open House (April, July, September, or November)

Fall of Senior Year

    • Be our guest for a tour, an interview, an overnight, or a classroom visit.
    • Meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, Students, Faculty, Coaches, and Staff Members.
    • Attend an Open House (April, July, September, or November).
    • Rolling Admission review begins in mid-November.
    • Apply using the Elizabethtown Online Application.
    • Elizabethtown also welcomes the Common Application and the Universal Application.

Winter of Senior Year

  • Be our guest for a tour, an interview, an overnight visit, or a classroom visit.
  • Meet with Admissions, Financial Aid, Students, Faculty, Coaches, and Staff Members.
  • Rolling Admission Continues
  • Elizabethtown will deliver a decision soon after your application is complete.
    • If the application is complete by the 1st, Elizabethtown will send a decision on the 15th.
    • If the application is complete by the 15th, Elizabethtown will send a decision on the 1st.
  • Scholarships are awarded to accepted students on a rolling basis beginning in January.
  • Special Application Deadlines
    • Occupational Therapy Program December 15
    • 3+3 Physical Therapy Program with Jefferson December 15
    • Primary Care Program with Hershey Med December 15
    • Elizabethtown Honors Program January 15
  • Begin to complete financial aid forms. (Financial Aid forms become available in January)

Spring of Senior Year

  • Application Deadline is March 1.
  • Financial Aid deadline is March 15.
  • Financial Aid Award notification for admitted students begins March 15 and continues on a rolling basis.
  • National Student Response Deadline is May 1.
  • First-Year Students hoping to enter in the spring semester should apply and submit financial aid forms by December 1.
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