International Student Admission

Elon University values intercultural experiences in education. International students from more than 58 countries attend Elon each year. Prospective students from outside the United States can obtain all pertinent information at Degree seeking international students must submit the first-year application with a nonrefundable U.S. $50 application fee, original secondary school transcripts and certified translations, official test scores, essay and a completed Secondary School Report. (International students transferring from another university should review the requirements listed under “Transfer Admissions”). While not required for an admissions decision, a completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility, copy of passport and bank statement is recommended at the time of application. This will expedite issuing the appropriate immigration documents for enrolling international students.

International students residing outside of the United States must submit an official school transcript, including grades and examination certificates.

If a student’s native language is not English or a student is attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction, the student must demonstrate English proficiency through a standardized test or English language program. A minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL or a 6.5 on the IELTS is required for admission, or successful completion of ELS level 112 or ALA level 5.

An international student attending a secondary school outside the United States for three or more years may apply for admission to Elon University without submitting SAT or ACT scores. Elon will evaluate the application based on the student’s academic performance, the essay or personal statement, Secondary School Report and letter of recommendation. A personal or Skype interview may also be required.

If a first-year student wishes to be considered for merit scholarship or the university’s Fellows programs, an SAT or ACT must be submitted.

International students may apply online at Applications and documentation should be submitted as early as possible since it may take several months to receive and process forms from outside the United States. International inquiries may be directed to the office by emailing

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