We hope you find the following information helpful. If you have any further questions please contact the Coordinator for International Student Admission, Stephanie Metruk (née Peirce), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the application deadline?+
Early Decision I – November 15
Early Decision II – January 15
Regular Decision – February 1
Gettysburg mails Early Decision admissions decisions one month after the deadline and Regular Decision admissions decisions by early April. *Please note if you apply Early Decision and are admitted it is a binding agreement and you are expected to enroll at Gettysburg.
Are scholarships available for international students? Can I get a full scholarship?+
Yes. Scholarship (financial aid) is based on need and academic achievement. If you are an international student applying for financial aid, please submit the International Student Financial Aid Application and Certification of Finances Form with you application. Although financial aid is available for international students, the process is highly competitive. If admitted, Gettysburg will meet 100% of the students need.
Can I apply through Early Decision if I wish to receive financial aid?+
Yes. You are welcome to apply for Early Decision and still be fully considered for financial aid. If you are seeking aid you must fill out the International Student Financial Aid Application and the Certification of Finances Form.
What standardized/English testing is required/accepted?+
We will accept SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELT scores from international students. While SAT or ACT scores are not required, we recommend that international students submit scores if they are available in their country and able to take them. English testing is required for any student for whom English is not a first language or the primary medium of instruction for more than two years. The average scores for admitted students are around a 100 for TOEFL and 7.0 for IELT.
What countries do Gettysburg College students come from?+
Gettysburg welcomes students from around the world to be valued and active members of our campus community. Currently, we have students from over 35 different countries. At Gettysburg we value diversity and our graduates are well rounded, global citizens prepared to Do Great Work.
Is there support for international students on campus?+
Once enrolled in the College, international students can find support in the Office of Intercultural Advancement (IRC). The International Advisor assists with immigration and naturalization matters, serves as a personal and academic counselor, and coordinates communication to and among international students. Many activities for international students are organized through this office. These activities include the international student mixers; “Festival,” which features songs, dances and ethnic foods; and frequent trips to nearby cities such as Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. Contact the international student advisor, Brad Lancaster, at email@example.com.
Can international students spend the summer in Gettysburg?+
Yes, a variety of opportunities exist for international students who may wish to spend the summer in Gettysburg. Some students may stay to do in-depth research with professors; some may take advantage of summer jobs offered on campus. The College offers low-cost housing for those students wishing to remain on campus during this time.
Is there an International Club?+
Absolutely! The mission of the International Club is to promote a multicultural exchange of perspectives between international and American college community members. The club provides both a support system and leadership opportunities for students, and is responsible for planning various activities and outings. International and American students alike are encouraged to make informal presentations to the club describing their native lands, examining unique features of their cultures, and offering personal insights on important social and political issues.
Does Gettysburg College offer any graduate level programs?+
No, Gettysburg is an entirely undergraduate institution. Gettysburg does, however, provide its students with solid preparation for graduate and professional schools through Pre-Law and Pre-Health Professions Advising as well as a stellar Center for Career Development.
What is the institutional code for Gettysburg College for the SAT and TOEFL exam?+
The code is 2275.
Is there an application fee for international students?+
No, and no fee waiver is needed.
What are the TOEFL, IELT, SAT and GPA scores that I need to be admitted?+
While there is no minimum score that any student needs in order to be admitted, Gettysburg’s most competitive applicants will have scored around a 100 on their TOEFL or a 7.0 on their IELT and are receiving high marks in challenging courses. The SAT average varies from country to country but overall the average is around a 1300 (Critical Reading and Math Scores only).
What forms are required for financial aid?+
There are two financial aid forms required of students applying for financial assistance, the International Student Financial Aid Application and the Certification of Finances Form. If a student is not applying for aid, the Certification of Finances Form is the only requirement.
Do we accept applicants for the spring semester?+
Only transfer students may apply for the spring. First year students must apply for the fall term.
I was not accepted last year and would like to apply again, how do I reactivate my application?+
We would be happy to reactivate your application. Simply send in the reactivation form, updated financial aid documents and a description of what you have been doing since your last application. If you have taken classes at another institution Gettysburg will also need to see a copy of your transcript.
How do I know if my application is complete?+
You may check your application status online at any time through your myGettysburg account. To be considered complete a student will need to have submitted the following:
- Common Application and Essay
- School Report and Counselor Recommendation (May be filled out by any high school official if you do not have a counselor)
- Teacher Recommendation
- High School Transcript in English
- SAT or ACT Scores
- TOEFL or IELT Scores
- Certification of Finances (All students)
- International Student Financial Aid Form (If applying for aid)