Apply as a Transfer Student

At Elizabethtown College, we’re here to make sure that you’re satisfied with your next college experience. We value individualized communication with our transfer students to ensure that your college transition process runs smoothly. Schedule an interview with one of our admissions counselors, so that we can hear your story and help you find your fit at E-town.


Elizabethtown College is proud to build on its long history of giving students from all backgrounds the opportunity to succeed in college and in their careers

Carl Strikwerda, President of Elizabethtown College


We've partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI), recently featured in The New York Times, to help talented students like you to make the college experience an affordable reality.

Why Choose E-town?

While exploring schools throughout your college search, it’s important to find the campus that best fits with the personal and academic goals you have for your college experience. Our welcoming campus is the perfect place for transfer students to continue their education. With personalized classes, a friendly community and an integrated support system, we provide the resources you need to make your transition to a new college as seamless as possible.

Personalized Learning Experience

At E-town, we value the importance of small class sizes, personal classroom attention and a specialized learning experience. Our 13:1 student to faculty ratio allows our students to develop strong connections with their professors. We cap our classes at 35 students, but the average class contains just 18 students. These small classes allow all of our students to receive an individualized learning experience.

Welcoming Community

Our small campus has less than 1,800 students, which makes it easy for you to get to know your fellow Blue Jays. Although we’re small, we have a lively, diverse campus life. With 23 varsity sports teams and over 80 clubs, there’s plenty to do!

Strong Support System

We recognize the importance of mentors in the lives of college students, especially transfer students. Our faculty and staff are here to address your questions and help you transition to E-town. After joining our college community, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who can assist you with your academic decisions. We also have plenty of offices on campus to help with your other advising needs including: Career Services, Counseling Services, the Center for Student Success and the Office of Diversity.


Recognizing your academic success and making E-town is of the utmost importance to us. We offer Phi Theta Kappa members the opportunity to be awarded renewable scholarships in the amount of $25,000 - $29,000 per academic year. To be eligible, Phi Theta Kappa members must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPA and 30 transferable credits to be considered. There is not a separate scholarship application simply indicate your Phi Theta Kappa distinction on your application.

In addition, all transfer students are eligible for other scholarships, including the Presidential and Founders Scholarships. Visit Financial Aid & Scholarships for more.

To Apply

Transfer Students must submit the Common Application

NOTE: Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Occupational Therapy Program.

Auditions are required for all music majors.

Official Transcripts

Transfer applicants must submit a final official high school transcript and official transcripts from all current and previous college work.

Standardized Testing

Submitting SAT or ACT scores is optional.

Mailing Address

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

NOTE: Transfer international students must have their foreign credential transcripts evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. WES. Their toll free number is (800) 937-3895. E-mail address is


Feel free to send your questions to or call us at (717) 361-1400.

Your Counselor: Gretchen Camp 
Associate Director of Admissions
Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

Required Forms:

All applicants are required to submit the following:

  • The Common Application
  • College Instructor Evaluation (found on Common Application)
  • Transfer college report from all institutions attended (found on Common Application)
  • An official final high school transcript.
  • All official college or post-high school transcripts.

Dual Admission with HACC and RACC

Elizabethtown College offers a dual admission program with both Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) and Reading Area Community College (RACC), allowing students to earn their bachelor’s degree through the collaborative effort of the institutions. Students in the dual admission program begin their college career at HACC or RACC and transfer their credits directly to any of Elizabethtown College’s 56 different majors and more than 80 minors and concentrations.