How to Apply

Ready to take the next step? Using your benefits at Elmhurst University is a straightforward process that can be accomplished in a few short steps.

Apply in Four Easy Steps

  1. Apply online—it’s free!
  2. Submit your official transcripts from high school and all colleges or universities you have attended. Transcripts can be sent by mail or emailed (see below).
  3. Submit your ACT® or SAT® scores if you have less than 12 hours of transferable credit. Request your scores be sent directly to Elmhurst through ACT® or The College Board.
  4. Explore financial aid and scholarships. Elmhurst offers transfer scholarships worth as much as 50% of tuition, and all of our students receive some form of financial aid.
  5. Submit your military transcripts (see below).

Apply for VA Educational Benefits

You can learn more about VA educational benefits and apply online at VONAPP (Veterans On-Line Application).

If you have questions about the different benefits available, the application process or anything else, please contact the Office of Admission at (630) 617-3400.

For all undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (630) 617-3015 to schedule an appointment.

Please bring the following to your appointment:

Submit Your Transcripts

Submit all official transcripts from each of your previous colleges and universities as well as your military experience. If you have less than 30 semester hours of college credit, you will need to submit high school transcripts as well.

Transcripts can be sent electronically to or via traditional mail to:

Office of Admission
Elmhurst University
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

Note: If you are applying to the Distance Accelerated BSN or the Distance Master’s Entry in Nursing Practice online programs, please send official electronic transcripts to Please confirm the receiving address when ordering, as many sending institutions have default email addresses in their systems. If sent to any other Elmhurst University email address, there may be a delay in processing the documents.

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