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How to Apply

Elmhurst University offers an exceptionally transfer-friendly environment. We are committed to making your transfer experience as smooth as possible with a streamlined admission process.

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. With Elmhurst University being test-optional for the 2021-2022 school year, you may opt to submit an essay in place of the test scores. You can upload your essay directly to your application portal or send it to
  4. Explore financial aid and scholarships. Elmhurst offers transfer scholarships worth as much as 50% of tuition, and all of our full-time students receive some form of financial aid.

Where to Submit Documents

While most of the application process is online, you may need to send certain documents by mail or email.

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

Admission Schedule

We recommend that transfer and adult students apply before:

  • Fall Term: July 15
    • RN to BSN degree completion program applicants should apply before June 1.
  • Spring Term: Jan. 15

Office of Admission

Circle Hall

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