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Apply as a Homeschooled or Cyber-Schooled Student

Elizabethtown College acknowledges and values prospective homeschooled and cyber-schooled students seeking college admission in Pennsylvania. 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.

Apply to Etown

Four Steps to Apply to Etown:

1. Complete either the Etown Application or Common Application to begin the application process at Etown.

2. Please submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor through the application portal, or to

3. 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. You can submit to the application portal, or

4. For students applying to Elizabethtown College, applications will be reviewed with or without standardized tests with the exception of the Physician Assistant Program. For all others, there is no penalty for choosing not to submit scores. For those submitting scores, you may select either SAT or ACT, one test is not preferred over another. Official scores can be sent directly to Elizabethtown College through College Board using code 2225 or ACT using code 3568.

Why Etown?

When submitting your college application in Pennsylvania as a homeschooled or cyber-schooled student, you have a lot of things to consider. Our campus community is a great place for you to experience a college setting. Small classes, a friendly community and mentorship programs help new students adjust to life on campus.

We Educate for Service

Our students work, learn, and live by our motto 'Educate for Service'. Whether it is service through community advocacy, work with faith-based organizations, or any culmination of service projects they choose to undertake, we encourage our students to do good in the world regardless of what they do or how they do it. Our students have the opportunity to share and explore the values that make them unique, and work with others in a meaningful and empowering way.

A Personalized Experience

Our 13:1 student to faculty ratio is perfect for students looking for personal attention in the classroom. This allows our faculty to develop strong connections with their students, providing an individualized educational experience and opportunities for mentorship. When you arrive on campus for your first semester, you 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.

A Student-Centered Culture and Active Campus Community

We don’t just promise a supportive, caring, and vibrant community, we live it with 85% of our students living on our beautiful 204-acre campus. Etown’s student-centered culture is at the heart of everything we do, from being known for faculty mentoring to connecting students to nearby city centers for internship and career opportunities to the way we intentionally bridge community life, service, athletics, arts, and academics so you can discover your most fulfilling path. With more than 80  student organizations to choose from, it is easy for you to get involved from day one. Our large selection of clubs and student-groups encompass a wide scope of interests and academic disciplines, ranging from multiple faith-based student groups, to groups devoted to the arts and theater, and everything in between. Outside of our organized groups, we also offer multiple opportunities for students to get involved in campus activities from world-renowned speakers to student-run events (movies, improv comedy, field-games) to intramural sports and wellness events

All forms and questions can be directed to:

Office of Admissions

Elizabethtown College

One Alpha Drive

Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298


Phone - (717) 361-1400

FAX - (717) 361-1365

Email -

Elizabethtown College