Apply as a homeschooled student

Elizabethtown College acknowledges and values prospective homeschooled students seeking Pennsylvania college admission. Our admission process is designed so these students receive guidance and support from start to finish. We are excited about your interest in Elizabethtown, and look forward to learning more about your achievements.

Why E-town?

Our campus community is a great place for homeschooled students to experience a college setting. Small classes, friendly community and mentor programs help new students adjust to life on campus.

Small Class Sizes

Our 12:1 student to faculty ration is perfect for students looking for personal attention in the classroom. Our classes are capped at 35 students, but our average class has 18 students. This allows our faculty to develop strong rapports with their students, providing an individualized educational experience.

campus-communityFriendly & Welcoming Campus Community

Our highly active student population loves welcoming new Blue Jays to the nest. With over 80 student organizations, it’s easy for you to get involved from day one. The comfort of our small-school setting will make it easier for you to recognize peers from class and learn the layout of campus.

Faculty, Staff, & Student Support

Mentorship is very important to us. Students are provided with faculty advisors and student mentors through our First Year Seminar (FYS) program. You’ll meet your advisor and mentors during orientation, and they’ll be close by to help you throughout your transition to college during the first semester. After the first semester, you’ll receive an advisor from your academic department. Almost all of our faculty members are full time, which provides our students with flexible access to their professors in and out of class.

Explore E-town

Visiting E-town is a great way to decide whether or not we are a good fit for the goals you have for your college experience. Because each homeschooled experience can be very different, we encourage you to schedule an admission interview and campus tour. Meet with our students, faculty and staff to learn about our college community and get specific questions answered.

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Your visit will serve as an opportunity for the admission counselor to learn the specifics of your unique experiences and aspirations. Our counselors can help you as you complete the application to our liberal arts college as a homeschooled student. In addition, the home-school student and his/her parent(s) are encouraged to ask questions and learn more about the College.

Tour Our Campus

Take a personal tour around our campus with one of our student tour guides. This individualized experience will give you a taste of what it’s like to be a part of our campus community. Learn about your academic program of interest, view our classrooms and learn about E-town from a student perspective.

Schedule Your Visit

Start your exploration by scheduling a visit with us! An admission interview and a visit to campus may be scheduled online or by contacting the Office of Admissions at 717-361-1400.