Non-U.S. Citizens

Steps to Apply:

Create an Account

Create an account on Elon’s application portal. This is where you will complete and submit your application. (Note: we are not on the Common Application)

Submit One Essay (submitted with the application)

We will give you three essay topics, please choose one of them.

Academic Records

Your high school college counselor, or an administrator from your high school, must submit your academic records (in English). These are the grades you’ve received from 9 – 11 grade, (or equivalent). Once you start your application, you will see instructions on how to submit your academic records.

Secondary School Report

Similar to your academic records, your high school college counselor or an administrator from your high school must fill out the Secondary School Report form (in English). Instructions on how to submit the Secondary School Report can be found once you start your application. We will also accept a letter of recommendation from your school.

Test Scores

International students may apply for admission to Elon without submitting SAT or ACT scores, as long as they have spent at least three years of high school outside of the United States. However, in order to be considered for our merit-based scholarships, you must submit test scores.

If you are interested in participating in a Division I athletic program at Elon, you are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

If your native language is not English or you are attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting the TOEFL or IELTS exam score.

  • Minimum TOEFL score requirement: 80 (internet-based test)
  • Minimum IELTS score requirement: 6.5

For Non-U.S. Citizens ONLY

If you are a non-U.S. citizen you will need to submit:

These documents are not required for the application review, and can be submitted after admission into the university. This information will be used to issue your I-20, which is needed to obtain your F-1 student visa.

For information on the visa process and requirements, please visit the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center website, or contact Kristen Aquilino, Assistant Director for Global Student Engagement, at kaquilino@elon.edu.


Dual Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders) and U.S. Citizens in School Overseas

Steps to Apply:

Create an Account

Create an account on Elon’s application portal. This is where you will complete and submit your application. (Note: we are not on the Common Application)

Submit One Essay (submitted with the application)

We will give you three essay topics, please choose one of them.

Academic Records

Your high school college counselor, or an administrator from your high school, must submit your academic records (in English). These are the grades you’ve received from 9 – 11 grade, (or equivalent). Once you start your application, you will see instructions on how to submit your academic records.

Secondary School Report

Similar to your academic records, your high school college counselor or an administrator from your high school must fill out the Secondary School Report form (in English). Instructions on how to submit the Secondary School Report can be found once you start your application. We will also accept a letter of recommendation from your school.

Test Scores

International students may apply for admission to Elon without submitting SAT or ACT scores, as long as they have spent at least three years of high school outside of the United States. However, in order to be considered for our merit-based scholarships, you must submit test scores.

If you are interested in participating in a Division I athletic program at Elon, you are required to submit SAT or ACT scores.

If your native language is not English or you are attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting the TOEFL or IELTS exam score.

  • Minimum TOEFL score requirement: 80 (internet-based test)
  • Minimum IELTS score requirement: 6.5

International Transfer Students

Students Must Submit:

  • Completed undergraduate application
  • Nonrefundable US$50 application fee
  • Translated transcripts from all secondary/high school and postsecondary schools attended
  • Official transcripts from each college/postsecondary institution you have attended.
  • Dean’s Evaluation Form completed by the dean of students from each college you have attended.
    • You must be eligible to return there to qualify to transfer to Elon University.
    • This form is not required if you have earned an associate’s degree.
  • If your native language is not English or you are attending a school where English is not the primary language of instruction you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting the TOEFL or IELTS exam score.
    • Minimum TOEFL score requirement: 80 (internet-based test)
    • Minimum IELTS score requirement: 6.5

For more information about Transfer Admissions at Elon University, please feel free to visit the Transfer Admissions website.

The following information is not required for the application review process; however, it is required if a student is accepted and plans to enroll at Elon University:

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.

Cost

Elon University’s cost can be found on the Tuition and Aid page. 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.


Exchange Students

Elon’s Office of International Admissions and the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center work with students from the following schools that are interested in studying abroad at Elon for a semester:

  • ESDES—Lyon, France
  • Kansai Gaidai University—Osaka, Japan
  • Nanyang Technological University—Singapore
  • ESB Reutlingen—Reutlingen, Germany
  • NEOMA Business School—Reims, France
  • University of the Sunshine Coast—Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • University of Sussex—Brighton, England
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore—Piacenza, Italy

Students interested in studying abroad from these institutions should work with their university’s study abroad/student exchange office to find out more information.

Application Information

Students who want to study abroad at Elon must submit:

The following information is not required for the application review process; however, it is required if a student is accepted and plans to enroll at Elon University:

Please note that this information can be sent in with the application and is not used in the decision process.

Visa Information

Non–U.S. citizens seeking admission to Elon must submit a Certificate of Financial Responsibility (CFR). A DS-2019, necessary to obtain your J-1 visa, will then be issued. Students must schedule an appointment with the consulate in their home country to be considered for a visa. For more information on the visa process, please visit the international students section of the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center website.