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

November 1 (Priority*)

April 1 (Rolling)

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

* Students who file by November 1 will receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships. You are guaranteed an admission decision by November 30.

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.

Special Elizabethtown Program Deadlines

  Application Deadline Interview Deadline
Elizabethtown College Honors Program

January 15 (Preferred)

March 15 (Final)

January 15 (Preferred)

March 15 (Final)

Occupational Therapy Major December 15 December 15
Music, Music Therapy, or Music Education Major See Webpage See Webpage

Joint Degree Program Deadlines

  Partnering Schools Application Deadline Interview Deadline
3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health  Professions

December 15



Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP)

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

December 15 December 1
Masters (4+1): Molecular Medicine

Drexel University

Pre-Medical Primary Care Program

Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine

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).