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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.
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

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.