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 - apply@etown.edu

Complete the following six (6) steps to apply for admission to Elizabethtown College.

1. Application for Admission

2. School Report/Guidance Counselor Recommendation

Common Application Filers - Have your guidance counselor complete and submit the School Report and/or the Counselor Recommendation found on the Common Application site.

Elizabethtown College Application Filers - Have your guidance counselor complete and submit the School Report/Counselor Recommendation Form.

Homeschooled applicants may submit a second Teacher Evaluation in lieu of the School Report/Counselor Recommendation Form.

3. Teacher Evaluation Form

One Teacher Recommendation is required.

Common Application Filers - Have your teacher complete and submit the Recommender Form found on the Common Application site. 

Elizabethtown College Application Filers - Have your teacher complete the Teacher Evaluation form and return to the Elizabethtown College Office of Admissions.

NOTE: 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.

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

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.

Common Application Filers - select one of the topics that appears on the Common Application site.

Additional Steps To Consider

Interview

Interviews are not required (with the exception of the programs listed below) but 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 (to be completed by December 15)

Special Program Requirements

Credit Transfer

Check on the College's transfer credit policy for the following programs:

Check My Status

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