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Earlham welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed courses while enrolled at another postsecondary institution, but have not yet earned a four-year degree. Most transfer candidates are admitted for Fall Semester, but transfer students may also begin their studies at Earlham in the Spring Semester. Transfer students must spend a minimum of four semesters at Earlham in order to receive an Earlham degree.

Application Instructions for Transfer Students

Basic Application Form Apply through the Common Application or the Universal College Application.
Application Fee $35 (non-refundable) - Fee waivers are available to candidates with financial hardship. Please discuss your situation with an admission staff member.
Transcripts Please submit an official high school transcript and official transcripts from all colleges or universities you have attended.
College Report The College Report collects information about your standing at your current institution. You may need to gather this information from more than one official at your institution, such as advisor, dean, or registrar.
Academic Evaluator Form To be completed by the faculty member of your choice.
Application Essay/
Transfer Statement
Submit an essay about your reasons for transferring. In some cases, we may require an additional writing sample.
Standardized Test Scores (Optional) Earlham has a "test-optional" policy which means applicants are not required to submit any standardized test scores. Should you choose to submit your scores, our SAT code is 1195 and our ACT code is 1186.
Mid-Term Report (Optional) Available on the Common Application website. The Mid-Term Report indicates the college classes that are in progress and your current overall grade in each class, verified by your professors. This is not required to complete your application. However, a member of the Admission Committee may request this of you as your application is reviewed.


Fall Semester
Application materials due by: April 15
Pay your enrollment confirmation deposit by: May 15


Spring Semester
Application materials due by: November 1
Find out if you are admitted by: December 1
Pay your enrollment confirmation deposit by: December 15