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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

Requirements - Recognizing that it might be difficult to get the documents you need from your school right now, we have adjusted the requirements needed to review your application. Please contact Susan Hillmann de Castaneda ( if you have questions about these requirements.
Basic Application Form Apply through the Common Application.
Application Essay/
Transfer Statement
An essay about your reasons for transferring is included with your basic application. In some cases, we may require an additional writing sample.
Transcripts Your college transcript, preferably with grades from your last completed semester of this year.

If you are in your first year of college, we need your high school transcript. If your high school counselor is not able to send us the transcript, you may send us a download or photo of your final transcript for now. (We will need an official copy before classes start in August.)
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 (Optional) To be completed by the faculty member of your choice.
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. We will also accept a printout/download/photo of your test score report for now, but will need an official copy before classes start in August.
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: Rolling
Pay your enrollment confirmation deposit by: June 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

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.