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Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College measures the success of our students by the impact they make on their community. We consistently strive to ensure that our graduates leave with the ability and skills to make positive contributions to our world. In turn, we seek to equip our graduates with the knowledge, values, and skills that will enable them to make a difference. When you apply to Etown, you're not just applying to a college, you're preparing to make an impact on the world.
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Become a Blue Jay

Your application is your chance to tell us more about yourself so that we can learn about your potential success at Elizabethtown College. Our typical student has performed successfully in a challenging college preparatory curriculum and on standardized tests, ranking in the top quarter of their high school class. We consider letters of recommendation, high school activities, special talents, interests and community service involvement. These factors help us determine if you will get the most out of an Etown education!

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Application Processes

Every person has a different college journey. We are committed to partnering every prospective student with one of our outstanding Admissions Counselors, and empowering them with the knowledge and skills to move forward toward their goals no matter what their starting point is.

Application for students applying for Fall of 2025 will be available starting August 1, 2024.

Common Processes for All Applicants

Test Optional*

Standardized Tests Optional* - Elizabethtown College will review applications with or without SAT's or ACT's. There will be no penalty for choosing not to submit scores. These wavier options are non-applicable for international students and those applying to the Physician Assistant Program.

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.

Deadlines & Additional Requirements

Secondary Education Requirements for Admission

Applicants must graduate from an accredited secondary school or a state Department of Education-approved program with at least four years of English, three years of mathematics, two years of laboratory sciences, two years of social studies and two years of foreign languages.*

*We acknowledge that each high school has its own set of requirements.

Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions regarding the suggested guidelines above.

Interview to Apply

Interviews are not required (see exceptions below), but are strongly recommended for all candidates.

Specialty Program Requirements

The following programs and majors have specific deadlines and additional requirements:

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