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International Applicants: U.S. Permanent Residents

Elon's Office of International Admissions processes applications for the following students:

  • Non-U.S. citizens
  • Dual citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents (green card holders)
  • U.S. citizens in schools anywhere outside the country

A student can obtain an undergraduate admissions application from the Office of International Admissions—or you may apply online or download a copy of the application.


U.S. Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) applying for undergraduate admission must submit:

Note: If you are submitting a paper application and sending it by courier, please mail the package to Campus Box 2700, 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244.

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • Nonrefundable US$50 application fee
  • Translated transcripts from all secondary/high school and postsecondary schools attended
  • 250-500 word essay
  • Secondary School Report completed by the appropriate secondary/high school official
  • Official standardized test scores: either SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS

    For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary/high school is English: SAT I or ACT score is required.
    • Please note that students must submit a writing score as part of their standardized test profile. Either the SAT or ACT writing test will fulfill this requirement.
    • Elon's school code for the SAT is 5183 and for the ACT, it is 3096.

    For students whose native language or language of instruction in secondary/high school is not English: TOEFL or IELTS scores must be submitted.

    • Elon's school code for the TOEFL exam is (5183).
    • Elon University's minimum TOEFL scores are as follows:
      • Internet-based test (iBt): 80
      • Paper-based test: 550
      • Computer-based: 213
    • The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may be taken in place of the TOEFL test.
      • Elon's minimum score on the IELTS test: 6.5
    • SAT or ACT scores are not required but highly encouraged. Students submitting SAT or ACT scores are eligible for merit-based scholarship consideration.


Advanced Credit

Elon offers students college credit for Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs on a course-by-course basis, depending on the level, subject and score achieved on the appropriate exam. We also recognize the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and the British "A" levels. Additionally, the French Baccalaureate, German Arbitur or Swiss Maturite may also be considered for credit. Advanced standing is not granted until students have been admitted and the official report of exam results is received and evaluated.


Elon University’s cost can be found on the Financial Aid website.  Please note that this amount does not include transportation costs, books, other assorted living expenses, and health insurance.

All Elon University students are required to have health insurance.  Students may purchase a school-sponsored health insurance plan or may waive this option if they are currently covered by a comparable insurance plan of their own.

Financial Aid & Scholarship

Non-U.S. Citizens are eligible for consideration for any of Elon University’s merit-based scholarships, such the Presidential Scholarships, Elon Engagement Scholarships, and Fellows Program Scholarships.  Please visit the Elon University scholarship page for more details on these competitive scholarships.