To complete your admission file:
- Common Application or Coalition Application
- A $75 application fee or application fee waiver
- Official high school transcripts
- Official college transcripts, if applicable
- Official or self-reported scores from the SAT and/or the ACT; if English is your second language, it is highly recommended that you submit results from the TOEFL or IELTS
- Testing Codes: SAT/TOEFL: 5187; ACT: 0810
- Secondary school report/counselor’s recommendation
- Two teacher letters of recommendation
- Mid-year report (due January 25 for Early Decision II applicants; February 15 for Regular Decision applicants)
- Home-Schooled Applicants: In addition to meeting all admission requirements and submitting the required results from the SAT or ACT, we request that home-schooled applicants also submit results from three SAT II subject exams—one in mathematics and two of the student's choosing. Additionally, we require at least one letter of recommendation from someone other than a family member. We also encourage home-schooled applicants to submit a comprehensive explanation of their curriculum.
We offer this helpful list of reminders to streamline the college application process for you.
Guidelines for International Applicants
- All application materials are found online through either the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
- All Emory application deadlines are for online submission or postmark.
- If you are applying to Emory College, Oxford College, or both, you need only submit one application and one set of supporting documents.
- The Admission Committee is unable to return any part of your application.
To apply for admission, an international student must complete all the application requirements for first-year admission along with the following additional requirements: English proficiency and Financial Certification.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not use English as their primary language must demonstrate the ability to be successful in a rigorous English-medium academic curriculum. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken English at the time they apply to Emory University.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are highly recommended when English is not the native language of the student; however, students for whom English is not the native language may also demonstrate exceptional command of the English language through the following criteria:
- The student achieves a 700 Evidence-based Reading and Writing score on the SAT
- The student achieves a 30 English subset score on the ACT
- The student has spent the most recent four years of school where English is the language of instruction for all academic subjects (excluding global/world language.)
A score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or an overall band score of 7.5 on the IELTS is expected for all applicants. These scores are not used as cut-offs and review of English language proficiency is viewed in the context of each application. The highest total score of a single sitting will be used if the student elects to take an exam more than once. Students are also encouraged to take the optional Writing section of the SAT or ACT exam to demonstrate English proficiency.
Emory University accepts official or self-reported test scores for the TOEFL and IELTS.
The review of all applicants is holistic and close attention will be paid to the strength of the high school curriculum, achievement in the classroom over time, and standardized exam results.