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Resources for counselors and educators

School counselors and educators play a critical role in connecting students to the right college resources. Here, you’ll find downloads and information to make your job easier.


Bring Earlham to your school

Do you have students who are looking for an education that will help them launch lives of purpose for good? Want to meet one-on-one with one of our admissions counselors to learn more about Earlham and our admissions process? We welcome you to schedule a time for one of our admissions counselors to give a presentation to your students or to meet with you one-on-one.

Schedule a meeting or presentation ⟶


Downloads and resources

Use the links below to access and download digital resources about Earlham that you can share with your students.

Helping undergraduate students apply

Do you know a student who is inspired by the idea of changing the world? Do you know a student who is a self-starter who wants to be surrounded by other students like them — and unlike them?

Earlham could be the place for your student.

We invite your student to apply through the Common Application or the Earlham College application.

Early action deadlines

  • Application due: Dec. 1
  • Admittance decision: within 3 business days
  • Deposit due: extended to May 1

Regular decision deadlines

  • Application due: March 1
  • Admittance decision: within 3 business days
  • Deposit due: May 1

Helping international students apply

International students are admitted in both the spring and fall semesters. In addition to a regular academic adviser, a special adviser works closely with international students on matters of immigration issues, cultural adaptation and practical concerns.

Learn more about Earlham’s international application ⟶

Early action deadlines

  • Application due: Dec. 1
  • Admittance decision: Jan. 15
  • Deposit due: extended to May 1

Regular decision deadlines

  • Application due: March 1
  • Admittance decision: April 1
  • Deposit due: May 1

Helping transfer students apply

Earlham welcomes applications from students who have successfully completed courses while enrolled at another post-secondary institution. Most transfer candidates are admitted for the 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.

Learn more about Earlham’s transfer application ⟶

Fall semester deadlines

  • Application due: June 1
  • Admittance decision: within 3 business days
  • Deposit due: June 15

Spring semester deadlines

  • Application due: Dec. 15
  • Admittance decision: within 3 business days
  • Deposit due: Jan. 1

Frequently asked questions from school counselors

Earlham is a liberal arts college, offering more than 40 majors. Recently we’ve added several majors: creative writing, data science, exercise science, media and communications, and social services.

Our most popular majors in recent years have included:

In addition to our undergraduate majors, we offer graduate degrees through our Graduate Programs in Education and the Earlham School of Religion. Undergraduate students who wish to pursue teaching as a career can participate in our 3+1 program, which allows them to obtain a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and an Indiana teaching license in just four years.

Learn more about our academic programs

EPIC, or the Earlham Program for an Integrated Curriculum, is our way of helping students connect their academics to experiences that help them launch into their chosen path after Earlham—whether that’s a career, graduate or professional school, the Peace Corps, or something else entirely.

The EPIC Advantage is our guarantee that every student has access to funding and support for a significant, career-discerning experience, allowing them to apply the ideas and skills they learn in the classroom to working in organizations or taking part in substantive research projects anywhere in the world. Earlham students have used their Advantage to intern at NASA, Microsoft, and the Smithsonian, to conduct research alongside geology and computer science faculty in Iceland, and to work with pre-health faculty in addressing public health inequities in the Dominican Republic.

We also have robust study away programs for students who are looking to spend a semester (or more) in another location. Earlham has been doing off-campus study for more than five decades—it’s part of our DNA. And our programs are unique and affordable, which is why over two-thirds of Earlham students study off campus before graduation.

Learn more about EPIC ⟶

We’re consistently ranked one of the country’s “Best Value” colleges by the Princeton Review, because we’re committed to creating financial access to qualified students from all backgrounds. We award scholarships, grants, loans and student employment to those showing high academic achievement and creative expression, those who demonstrate financial need, and qualified members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

This year, we’re excited to announce our new Heartland Scholarship. Students who live within about 150 miles of Earlham are eligible for this scholarship of $2,000 per year (renewable for four years; $8,000 total).

Learn more about our cost, available scholarships and financial aid ⟶

Earlham’s campus life is designed to provide support as well as freedom. We’re a residential campus, with most of our students living in residence halls or in campus-owned theme houses or apartments.

Student organizations are highly active on campus, providing plenty of social and leadership opportunities. From athletics to horseback riding to musical ensembles to student government, Earlham students participate in a vibrant and active campus life.

Learn more about student life at Earlham ⟶

Need more help?

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

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