It’s easier than you think.

Every step of the way, your admission counselor will help you with whatever you need –questions, forms, advice, visiting campus, connecting you with faculty, students, staff, coaches, alumni. In fact, they’ll stay with you until the day you start class, making sure you know where you’re headed.

Our rolling admission policy means there’s no deadline. And there’s no application fee.

Here’s what you do:

First-Year Students

  • Applying for Fall 2019? Fill out the Elms Application.
  • Applying for Spring 2020 or Fall 2020? Fill out the Common Application or the Elms Application.
  • Submit your official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores.
  • Submit your optional application items, such as your essay, letters of recommendation, or test scores (SAT I or ACT).
  • If you are a nursing applicant, you must submit your test scores, essay, and two letters of recommendation.
  • If you’re applying for financial aid, complete the FAFSA.

Transfer Students

  • Fill out the Elms Application, Common Application, or paper application.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Submit proof of high school completion (official transcript or a copy/photo of your diploma or GED).
  • If you’re applying with less than 24 college credits, you must submit an official high school transcript or GED scores.
  • If you are a nursing applicant, you must submit an essay and two letters of recommendation. For additional requirements for Elms College Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing program, please click here.
  • If you’re applying for financial aid, complete the FAFSA.

For information on admission requirements for our traditional pre-licensure nursing program, visit the School of Nursing page.

Questions? We’re here to help. Meet your admission counselor.

Photo of Manuel Savalza, a criminal justice major and biology and Spanish double minor

Quick Info

  • Rolling admission
  • No application fee

Student Ambassadors

“The student ambassador program is here to let you know that you aren’t alone, as we were all once in your position. We’re here to provide you with campus tours and to help you better understand the college and its great amenities. Student ambassadors make sure that you feel like a valuable part of the Elms community, not just a number.”  – Manuel Savalza ’21, from Riverside, California, majoring in Criminal Justice and double minoring in Biology and Spanish.

Contact a Student Ambassador