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. Haverford's International Student Services Office 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 Alliance of Latin American Students, Asian Students Association, Caribbean Essence Organization, Korean Students Association, Re-Mix (focused on multi-racial and multi-ethnic issues), Sons of Africa, and South Asian Society.
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 1st 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 tests are required?
Applicants to Haverford (both first-year and transfer) are required to submit the results of either the SAT or the ACT. We do not require the optional writing section for either test or the SAT subject tests. Please plan to take a required test at least one month prior to the application deadlines. You may register online at:
- SAT Critical Reasoning Test - Haverford Code #2289, http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/sat/reg.html
- ACT - Haverford Code #3590, http://www.actstudent.org/regist/index.html
* Students who live in mainland China and who cannot travel to Hong Kong to take the tests may apply without SAT scores. In that case, submitting GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores is helpful, but not required. Haverford does not have minimum required scores for these tests.
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.
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.
- Must I send official score reports, or will Haverford accept attested copies of scores?
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?