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Welcome to the Earlham community!

NOTE: We have extended the fall 2024 decision deadline to June 1 (extended from May 1 due to FAFSA delays).

Congratulations on being admitted to the Earlham Class of 2028! We can’t wait to have you here. Earlham is a selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college, and we know you have what it takes to not only succeed in the classroom but to be a catalyst for good in a changing world.

Now it’s time to take the next steps and secure your seat and officially become an Earlhamite. Submit your deposit so you can join us this fall at new student orientation.

Let’s make it official!

Submit your deposit to save your seat.

Now that you’ve been admitted, your next step is to officially accept your invitation to be an Earlhamite. To do that, just click the button below to submit your deposit. 

The confirmation deposit is $150 and needs to be submitted by June 1 (extended from May 1 for fall 2024 due to FAFSA delays) for Early Action applicants and Regular Decision applicants.

Don’t worry—this deposit is credited to your student account once you’ve enrolled.

Deposit information

  • Deposit amount: $150
  • Deposit due: June 1 (extended from May 1 for fall 2024 due to FAFSA delays)

Next steps

After you’ve accepted your offer of admission, you will begin receiving information about next steps to becoming an Earlhamite. These include: 

Step 1

Set up your Earlham credentials

This step is where you’ll create your Earlham email account, which will be our primary form of communication with you. These credentials also give you access to your student portal. 

Step 2

Check off to-do items

Beginning March 2024, there are several forms and questionnaires you’ll need to complete, including: 

  • Your housing questionnaire, so you can be matched with a roommate and a residence hall. 
  • The advising questionnaire, so we can assign you to a faculty member who will be your first-year academic adviser. 
  • The registration form for New Student Orientation in August. 
  • Placement exams for writing, languages and math. 

Step 3

Prepare for the semester

During the summer, you’ll meet (virtually) with your academic adviser to register for courses and wrap up the last of the tasks in your student portal. This is also the time to start looking for on-campus jobs in Handshake, our online job portal for students.

Step 4

Attend New Student Orientation in August 2024!

Visit your campus

Student smiling while sitting in chair outside

We’d love to welcome you to campus soon so you can get a better feel for your soon-to-be home! 

Take a virtual tour of campus below, or schedule a time to visit us in-person on a day that works for you.

Complete the FAFSA for financial aid

We make applying for and receiving aid simple. In fact, more than 95 percent of Earlham students receive some form of financial assistance. With all that is going on in the world today, we are committed to supporting you with the most comprehensive aid package possible. To get a better idea of your financial aid package, be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use Earlham’s school code: 001793.

If you’ve already completed the FAFSA, you can check your financial aid award in your personalized admissions portal.

FAFSA info and deadlines

  • School code: 001793
  • Application open: Oct. 1
  • Priority deadline: March 1
  • Application due: June 30

Need more help?

Selecting the right college can be complex and raise a lot of questions. Our experienced admissions team is here to help walk you through the process, whether you have a quick question or special circumstances.

Next steps

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We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.