Gettysburg College welcomes students from around the world. Currently, students from 50 countries contribute to the rich academic, co-curricular, and social atmosphere of the College.
The College welcomes applications from international students who can read, write, speak, and understand the English language with considerable proficiency. International applicants should submit the completed application form with official secondary school transcripts and an explanation of grading procedures; the SAT of the College Board or the test results of the American College Testing (ACT) program, either of which is very strongly recommended; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Duolingo Test or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) results; the application essay, and a secondary school counselor recommendation and one teacher recommendation.
All international applicants regardless of their interest in financial assistance must submit the International Student Financial Statement, available in the applicant portal, by the application deadline indicated in the EA, ED and RD sections above. International applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance are required to also submit the International Student Financial Aid Form by the application deadline.
United States law now requires international students to have a passport in order to issue a Form I-20 for a student visa application. Applicants to Gettysburg College are welcome–but not required–to submit passport information. Please note, however, that we will request passport information from all enrolled international students in order to issue the Form I-20.
Application Deadlines for International Students
The deadlines for submission of the application and supporting documents are:
Checklist for a Completed Application File
Before the admissions staff can read and consider your application file, it must be complete. To be considered complete, an application file must contain the following items:
Gettysburg accepts the following English proficiency tests. While Gettysburg does not have a minimum score to apply, the minimum scores of competitive applicants are indicated below.
The institutional code for Gettysburg College is 2275 (for TOEFL and IELTS only). Official scores should be sent from the respective testing agencies or a school official. We do not super score English proficiency tests.