If you plan to apply to Haverford as a full-time Guest student for a semester or an entire year, or take an occasional class or two as a Special student, you must use a different application for admission.
We recommend that all applicants schedule an interview prior to applying. Interviews are generally available beginning in the spring of your junior year through early January of your senior year. See "Visiting: Interviews" to learn more about Interviewing at Haverford or a city near you.
Standardized Testing Requirements
There are two standardized testing options for students applying to Haverford. The first is to submit the results of the three-part SAT Critical Reasoning Test and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two subjects). The other is to submit the results of the ACT with the optional writing test. Please plan to take the tests at least one month prior to the application deadlines. You may register online at:
Students whose first language is not English and who have never attended a school where English is the primary language of instruction must also take the TOEFL or IELTS. Haverford requires a minimum score of 100 on the internet-based TOEFL or 7 on the IELTS.
Transfer applicants are not required to submit SAT Subject Tests, but are encouraged to do so if they have already taken them.
IB, AP, International Exams, and College Courses
If you've taken International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, international exams (such as A-levels), or college courses during secondary school, we view this as significant evidence of your academic accomplishment and preparation. If you have taken courses at a college or university, please have a transcript sent directly from the school to our office.
Typically applicants will have taken a rigorous college preparatory program that includes at least: four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of one foreign language, three years of laboratory science, and three years of history or social studies. Personal interests dictate additional courses in foreign language, mathematics, science, social studies and history. Most candidates will have taken more than the minimum expectations, including honors, enriched, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, if offered. Most students admitted to Haverford will have a high-school diploma or GED, though exceptions to this requirement can be made.