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.

 

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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 info@wes.org

Questions?

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

Your Counselor: Gretchen Camp 
Associate Director of Admissions
Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
717-361-1164
campg@etown.edu

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.

From the Department of Business

Brandon Berry

Brandon Berry, transferred to E-town this year

junior business administration major with a minor in French

“When I took the tour, they already knew a lot about me. I was impressed that they took the extra step to try to make me feel as comfortable as possible.”

After spending two years living and learning at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, Brandon Berry felt a need for a change. Last summer he began to seek out other colleges. Remembering information about Elizabethtown College from his high school days, he scheduled a visit. When he and his family arrived, they felt immediately at home, he said. What really stood out was the friendliness of everyone he encountered—students, faculty members, staff members. Plus, the business administration program felt more comprehensive with resources set in place to maximize his education. After E-town, Berry wants to work in Human Resources to utilize his problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.

From the Department of Biology

Marissa Kopp

Marissa Kopp ’19 transferred to E-town from HACC

Environmental Science major and English-Professional Writing minor

“I never envisioned myself graduating from there.”

Marissa Kopp knew from the beginning that she’d move on from Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) to attend a different college. She used HACC as a credit builder until she found a college that would be a better fit. As a commuter, she wanted someplace close to home. Initially, she looked at Elizabethtown because of its English program, plus her father and uncle had attended E-town. The latter, like Kopp, had transferred in. Elizabethtown also featured a navigable campus with a small student-to-teacher ratio and was flexible in accepting transfer credits, she said. Now that she is here, Kopp said she enjoys the individual attention she receives from advisors and professors.

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.

Affordability

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.

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.

Transfer Students FAQ

A: The application fee is waived, so there is no cost.

A: No. E-town has rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We’re happy to welcome you to the E-town community beginning in either the fall or spring semester. The transfer application deadline for the Fall semester is August 1st and December 1st for the Spring semester.

A: A preliminary evaluation of your transfer credits will be done upon acceptance to the College. Final evaluations are completed after all official transcripts are received and students have deposited.

A: Yes – we require that either a final high school transcript or equivalent (for example, a GED) be submitted with all transfer applications.

A: Any student who has attended a post-secondary institution (college or university) after graduation from high school/secondary school must apply as a transfer student.

A: Yes – we offer merit scholarships to transfer applicants who qualify. For the 2018-2019 year, these renewable scholarships range from $22,000 to $29,000 per year. Transfer applicants are also encouraged to fill out the FAFSA to determine if they qualify for need-based aid.

A: A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is preferred, but applicants with a GPA of 2.0-2.49 will still be reviewed for admission.

A: Up to 64 credits from a regionally accredited two-year institution and up to 84 credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution can be transferred following evaluation and approval by the Office of Registration and Records. Please note that only those credits being used to fulfill graduation requirements are posted to the transcript.

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

A: Yes – international students can learn more about the process of transferring to E-town here.

A: As soon as the matriculation deposit is received by the College, a letter is sent to the student describing the registration process. Students need to meet with an advisor (in person, by email, or phone) to discuss appropriate courses for the student's first semester at Elizabethtown. Students are able to register themselves for classes through the college's campus web system (JayWeb).

A: Transfer students may request on-campus housing after they have accepted an offer of admission. Transfer students are encouraged to contact Residence Life with any questions.

A: Yes, special transfer orientations are held both in August and January. The Coordinator of Orientation Programs will plan academic, social and recreational activities to support the transition into the Elizabethtown College community.