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Undergraduate Application Process

At Elmira College, we celebrate who you are while preparing you for success. Whether you are an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a working adult looking to get that degree, there is a program for you. Small class sizes mean faculty and staff get to know you and are there to help you along your college journey. And with more than 35 majors, minors, and concentrations, combined with an active campus life experience and small class sizes, EC is your place to discover who you are and how to lead and set the career goals that are right for you.

First-Year Students

Elmira College offers a rich, vibrant community where students discover their true passion. With supportive peers and engaging faculty, you'll immediately feel at home. Applying to Elmira's undergraduate programs has never been easier. With rolling decisions and your own personalized portal, you'll get your acceptance decision in no time.

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Transfer Students

Why transfer to Elmira College? Our small class sizes mean one-on-one interactions with faculty invested in your success. At Elmira, transfer students quickly become part of the Soaring Eagle community. Whether in the classroom, in campus clubs and organizations, or on an intramural field, transfer students are involved in every aspect of campus life. Ready to take the next step? A Transfer Admissions Counselor will help you arrange a credit evaluation, so you'll know exactly what credits go toward your requirements for graduation. We're here to help you with the transfer process, and we look forward to sharing the excitement of life at Elmira.

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Christian Zwierlein '24

"What I love most about the academic programs at Elmira College is that you can immediately tell the professors care about you. If you have an off day, the professors know you well enough to see it right away and will do whatever is needed to help you. That level of caring differs greatly from my experiences at other colleges. I don’t know where I’d be without the professors at Elmira."

Christian Zwierlein '24

International Students

Students come to Elmira from all around the world each year. Located in the scenic southern Finger Lakes of New York State and about four hours from New York City, Elmira offers a collaborative and supportive learning environment that fosters lifelong learning, leadership, and involvement in the local and global community. Elmira College has a strategic partnership with InUni (a Global University Systems Company) to help guide and support international applicants through their admission journey with Elmira.

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Adult Undergraduate Application Process

Increase your knowledge, skills, and earning potential with a degree from Elmira College. Applying to Elmira College's undergraduate programs has never been easier. With rolling decisions and your own personalized portal, you'll get your acceptance decision in no time. All undergraduate programs admit students to the fall, winter, spring, and summer terms of the academic calendar. Applicants should prepare the following documents before applying:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges
  • Resume
  • Letters of Interest

Elmira Is Here for You

EC offers several opportunities and resources to help you develop the career journey that's right for you. If you're unsure about pursuing a bachelor's degree, consider taking a class or two through nondegree study to acclimate yourself to college coursework or for professional development or personal enrichment. These classes can be applied toward an undergraduate degree if you decide to pursue one. 

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Graduate Application Process

Our graduate programs are designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree for working professionals ready to pursue an advanced degree or coursework for professional development. You can apply for a master's degree, an advanced certificate, or a non-degree study program. We offer rolling admission so that you can begin your program of study in any term – summer, fall, winter, or spring. Applicants should prepare the following documents before applying:

  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended while earning a bachelor's degree
  • Documentation of your initial teacher certification (MSEd Literacy candidates only)
  • Two professional recommendations

Your Degree on Your Time

Elmira offers an advanced degree that delivers. Earning your master’s degree is a great way to deepen your knowledge and skills, widen your career options, increase your earning potential, and further your professional development. Elmira College offers rigorous graduate programs with a deep focus in Business and Education — all on a flexible schedule.

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