First-Year Students





First-Year Students

» Apply to Elmhurst as a First-Year Student

Apply to Elmhurst as a First-Year Student

At Elmhurst, you'll find everything you need to reach your full potential. Applying is easy, and there's no application fee.

Admission Criteria
We give preference to students who have completed 16 academic units, including three units of English; two units each of mathematics, laboratory science, and social studies; and seven units in additional college preparatory subjects.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the application for admission. You may apply online or download a paper application.
  2. Submit your high school transcript or GED test results.
  3. Submit your scores on the ACT or SAT, sent directly from the testing corporation to Elmhurst. (Our ACT code is 1020).
  4. Submit a recommendation by a member of your high school faculty (encouraged, but not required).

An essay and an interview are recommended, but not required.

Admission Calendar
Rolling Admission for Fall Term
For first-year students, we start reviewing applications on October 1.

Contact the Office of Admission. We look forward to hearing from you!

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