Haverford students come from across the United States and around the world. The Admission Committee strives to bring together an eclectic group of students who can contribute widely varying experiences and perspectives to the College community.
The College offers a number of resources for international students as well as students from the U.S. who are interested in learning about other countries and cultures. The Office of International Student Support provides support and resources to assist with maintaining student visas, additional orientation for international students, and guidance while at Haverford.
Haverford also has a number of cultural organizations including the Alliance of Latin American Students, Global China Connection, Black Students League, Haverford African Student Organization, Bi-Co Barkada, Pan-Asian Resource Center, and South Asian Society.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Haverford's application deadline?
Haverford has three application options: Early Decision I, Early Decision II and Regular Decision. The deadline for Early Decision I is November 15th. January 5th is the deadline for Early Decision II. Haverford's Regular Decision deadline is January 15th.
What is Haverford's application fee?
Can the application fee be waived?
If you cannot afford the application fee, your high school counselor (or another school official) can write a letter to be included in your application explaining the circumstances and requesting a fee waiver.
Does Haverford offer financial aid for international students?
Yes, Haverford does have financial aid available for a limited number of international students (who are not US citizens or permanent residents) in each entering class. If you apply for financial aid and are admitted, the College will meet 100% of your demonstrated financial need.
Please see our International Financial Aid site for additional information about financial aid for international students.
Is there a separate application form for international students?
Regardless of citizenship or country of residence, all students should complete the Common Application and Haverford's required writing supplement. These forms can be completed online at www.commonapp.org. If you plan to apply for financial aid, please visit our International Financial Aid page to find out which forms you need to complete. (The forms will vary depending on your citizenship and where your family resides.)
I have already begun university study. Should I apply as a first year student or a transfer student?
Students who plan to complete a year or more of university study before enrolling at Haverford must apply for transfer admission. Financial aid is not available for transfer students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Am I qualified to apply to Haverford?
Haverford seeks students who demonstrate ability and interest in achieving at the highest levels of scholarship and service; who will engage deeply and substantively with the community; and who are intent on growing deeply both intellectually and personally. We do not use any formulas in our admissions process. You can view some statistics about recently admitted students on our website by exploring Why Haverford? At a Glance or the Class of 2020 Profile.
What standardized test scores are required and must I send official score reports?
The TOEFL, Duolingo English Test (DET), or IELTS is required if English is not your first language or you have not attended a school where English is the primary language of instruction.
Beginning with the admission process for students entering in Fall 2021, Haverford is adopting a test-optional admission policy for a three-year period. If you do wish to send us your SAT and/or ACT scores, you may submit them as self-reported or official scores to us (we have no preference). You can provide your SAT or ACT scores in any of the following ways:
- Enter them in the testing section of the Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application.
- Take a screenshot of your score report and email it to admission [at] haverford.edu. Please note that we cannot process test scores submitted on a high school transcript.
- Send them to us directly from the testing agency; Haverford’s testing codes are 2289 (SAT) and 3590 (ACT).
- Have your counselor or other school official provide a copy of your score report by email (admission [at] haverford.edu) or by fax (610-896-1338).
Please note that official scores will be required for all enrolling students. Official scores will be verified and discrepancies between self-reported scores and official scores may jeopardize your enrollment at Haverford.
We ask that you submit the TOEFL, Duolingo English Test, or IELTS directly from the testing agency. If this is a financial burden for your family, please email admission [at] haverford.edu.
May I send in test scores after the application deadline?
Students are asked to submit scores before the deadline. Students applying for Early Decision I must take tests no later than November; Early Decision II and Regular Decision no later than December.
Does Haverford require an interview as part of the application?
No. Students applying to Haverford are encouraged to interview if they visit campus or if there is an alumni interviewer near their home, but it is not required. We also accept InitialView interviews.
- How can I find out if there is a Haverford interviewer in my area?
Will a member of the Haverford Admissions staff be visiting my country?
Our website lists all international travel plans: Admission Counselors In Your Neighborhood. If you are on our mailing list and have provided an email address, we will email you if we have scheduled an appointment to visit your school.
- How can I find out what is it like to attend Haverford College?