First-Year Student Application Process

All forms and questions can be directed to:

Office of Admissions
Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298

Phone - (717) 361-1400/1343
FAX - (717) 361-1365
Email -

Students must submit each of the following to complete the application process at Elizabethtown.

1. Application for Admission

2. First-Year Student Secondary School Report (Guidance Counselor)

The First-Year Student Secondary School Report Form should be taken to the appropriate high school office for completion.

Homeschooled applicants may submit a second Teacher Evaluation in lieu of the First-Year Student Secondary School Report.

3. Teacher Evaluation Form

One Teacher Evaluation should be returned to the Elizabethtown College Office of Admissions. You are more than welcome to submit additional evaluations from teachers, coaches, musical directors, pastors, employers, and Elizabethtown alumni using this same form or appropriate letterhead from the evaluator.

4. Official High School Transcripts

Submit your official high school transcript showing work completed through your junior year. All applicants should submit mid-year grades from their senior year when available.

High school students taking college coursework should submit appropriate transcripts from the credit-granting institutions to detail their achievements.

5. Standardized Testing

Unless you qualify for the Standardized Testing Waiver, applicants are required to submit scores from either the SAT I or ACT. Elizabethtown does not prefer one test over another. Your official scores should be sent directly to Elizabethtown College (SAT code #2225 or ACT code #3568).

6. Writing Sample

As part of the Common Application, you must also submit an example of your writing in the form of a personal statement, graded paper, or an essay on one of the topics suggested as part of the application.

7. Interview

Interviews are strongly recommended for all candidates. An interview is required for the following programs:

  • Elizabethtown College Honors Program
  • Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP)
  • Occupational Therapy Program

8. Dual Enrollment and Special Programs

9. Check My Status

After you have submitted your application, you can check your application progress via the Check My Status link