May 31, 2021

College Admission

  • Hamline University
  • 1536 Hewitt Ave, St Paul, MN 55104, USA
College/University Education / Training

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Application Guide for International Students

Hamline University is a small, Minnesota private college that seeks to admit students who demonstrate a working knowledge of the major academic disciplines; have developed the writing, speaking, reasoning, and study skills to be successful in the university’s academic programs; and demonstrate the motivation and maturity to meet the academic and social challenges of a selective, residential, liberal arts college. Click here to read our review criteriaor follow the steps below to start your application.

Complete the checklist below when you apply to Hamline University:

1. International Student Application

Complete an online application using our Hamline Application or the Common Application. There is no fee to apply to Hamline!

 

Hamline University

First-year, transfer, and international students can apply directly to Hamline University.

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First-Year Students

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Transfer Students

 

 

Common Application

First-year, transfer, and international students can apply to Hamline University using the Common Application.

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Download the Hamline University print application if you wish to apply by mail.

 

 2. Application Deadlines

FALL TERM

November 1 - early decision*
December 1 - priority deadline
May 1 - final application deadline**
May 1 - deposit deadline

*This is a binding deadline.
**Applicants who are transferring an F-1 visa from another US college or university may be considered for admission after final deadlines.
  

SPRING TERM

September 15 - priority deadline
November 15 - final deadline*
November 15 - deposit deadline

*Applicants who are transferring an F-1 visa from another US college or university may be considered for admission after final deadlines.  

3. Official Transcripts

Submit official or certified copies of academic records from all secondary schools and colleges or universities you have attended. If your academic records are not in English, you must have them translated into English by a certified public translator.

OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL:

If you are still completing high school, you can send this document later upon your graduation.

TRANSFER STUDENTS - OFFICIAL COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS:

Submit official or certified copies of academic records from all colleges or universities you have attended. If your academic records are not in English, you must have them translated into English by a certified public translator.

Transferring from within the US

At least one year of full-time college coursework:
Submit all transcripts from every post-econdary institution attended. Transcripts should be sent to Hamline directly from your school's registrar.

Less than one year of full-time college course work:
In addition to the above, please have your official high school transcripts and official test scores sent to Hamline directly.

Transferring from outside the US

Students requesting transfer of credit for courses taken at universities outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an expert academic credential evaluator in the United States. For more information, please see IEEECE, or WES.
  


4. Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency

Whether you're applying as a freshman or transfer student, you must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission to any of our programs. If you've completed all your secondary school/high school in a country where English is not the language of instruction, you can demonstrate proficiency by taking one of the exams and earning the minimum required scores. 

  1. ACT or SAT scores. These may be listed on your official transcript sent to Hamline by your high school. 
  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination:
          a)   Internet-based test (iBT): 79 or better
          b)   Paper-based test (completed prior to October 2017): 550 or better
          c)   Revised paper-delivered test (completed October 2017 or later): 60 or better
  3. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination (academic modules): 6.5 or better band score
  4. Global Language Institute: advanced level and faculty recommendation; or ELS Language Center: Level 112 graduation 
  5. Duolingo: 105 or better 

5. Teacher Recommendation Form

Have at least one letter of recommendation describing your academic and leadership record and potential from your guidance counselor and/or an academic teacher sent directly to Hamline.

Download a Teacher Recommendation Form
 

6. Evidence of Financial Support

You must submit documentary evidence of the amount of financial support that will be available to you. Please review the current Affidavit of Financial Support for details about the cost of attendance for international undergraduate students. Financial documents should be official and not older than three months. This may be submitted at the time of admission.
 

7. Passport and Visa Copy

A copy of the photo page of your passport and visa page (if you have one) must be submitted.



International Admission Review Criteria

In the evaluation process, the admission committee considers secondary school course selection and performance in academic subjects the most important indicators of ability. The recommended pattern of college preparatory subjects includes:

  • Four years of English
  • Three years of mathematics
  • Three years of science with laboratory experience
  • Three years of social science

A secondary school diploma (or its equivalent transcript with courses and grades) is required for first-year admission. Students who have not completed the recommended courses but whose scholastic record and aptitude indicate the possession of the characteristics described above are invited to submit their credentials for consideration.

The admission committee also considers an applicant’s rank in class (if available), SAT, ACT, or TOEFL test score results, recommendations, and cocurricular involvement as indicators of preparation for academic and social environments. Evidence of leadership qualities in school and in the community at large is considered an especially positive indicator.