International Student Admission
Requirements for International Applicants
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions requires international first-year applicants to submit the following to be considered for admission. When applying, please adhere to the deadlines listed below these requirements.
- The Common Application, including personal essay, list of extracurricular activities, and application fee or fee waiver
- The Writing Supplement (short answer): Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.
- Official high school transcript
- Counselor letter of recommendation
- Two academic teacher recommendations
- Standardized Test Results: SAT or ACT with Writing (SAT code: 1871 / ACT code: 4036)
- Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic if applicable*
- A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable**
- $50 Application Fee (Note: Fee waivers may be available for eligible students. These requests should be submitted to the student's admissions officer by one of their teachers or counselors.)
*Applicants whose first language and language of instruction is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic). A minimum score of 100 on the internet-based TOEFL, 230 on the computer-based TOEFL, 7.0 on the IELTS, and 70 on the PTE Academic are recommended.
**Applicants requesting consideration for need-based financial aid are required to submit the CSS Profile showing their sources of financial support. Applicants should contact their admissions counselor for more information.
Please provide all documents in English.
- Early Decision I — November 1, 2013
- Early Decision II — January 1, 2014
- Regular Decision — January 1, 2014
Learn more about application dates and deadlines.
SAT or ACT — The SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT with Writing is required of all undergraduate applicants. These standardized university entrance examinations measure verbal and mathematic skills. Please visit either www.sat.org or www.act.org to register for these examinations. You can also contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or EducationUSA office for a list of testing centers, their locations, and exam schedule. We advise students to take the SAT or ACT exam at least twice and submit all scores. If you take the same test more than once, we will focus our evaluation of test scores on the highest scores available (from either test). SAT Subject Tests are not required for admission, but if you have taken SAT Subject Tests we recommend you submit those scores for consideration. Applicants who choose not to submit SAT Subject Tests will not be at a disadvantage in the admission process.
TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic — The results of standardized English language proficiency examinations are used by the Admission Committee to better understand a student's English language ability, especially for non-native speakers. Because the SAT and ACT are written for U.S. domestic students, we understand that many international applicants do not score as well on the SAT Critical Reading test and a TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic score will enhance the strength of a student's application. This requirement will only be waived if the language of instruction has been English or if a student has scored above 600 on the SAT Critical Reading. Students may learn more about TOEFL at www.toefl.org, IELTS at www.ielts.org, or PTE Academic at pearsonpte.com Please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or EducationUSA office for a listing of testing centers, their locations, and exam schedule.