Elms College Application Essay

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

  • Fill out the Common Application or the Cappex Application.
  • Submit your essays, test scores (SAT I or ACT), and official high school transcript or GED/HiSet scores.
  • If you’re a nursing applicant, also submit (2) 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.
  • If applying with less than 24 college credits, your high school transcripts or GED scores are required.
  • 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? Just ask. We’re here to help. Meet your admission counselor.


Peer Guidance

Student Ambassadors

“Your admission counselor is there for the nitty gritty of the application forms, but student ambassadors know exactly what you’re going through – having recently been through it ourselves. We provide campus tours and have the answers to your questions, not only about how to maneuver college, but what it feels like.” – Gabriel Reis Levy ’18, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, double-major in Marketing and Social Media.

Contact a Student Ambassador

Quick Info

  • Rolling admission
  • No application fee

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for submitting your application to Elms College!  If at any time you have questions regarding this application, please do not hesitate to contact the admission office at 1-800-255-3567.  I also encourage you to contact us to schedule a campus visit.

This application is for full-time undergraduate applicants only.

If you are seeking admission as a part-time, graduate, or post-bac pre-med student, please contact the office of Continuing Education and Graduate Studies by calling 413-265-2445 for the appropriate application.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying to the Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing Program, the deadline for completed applications is March 15.

We look forward to working with you during this exciting time.


Joseph P. Wagner

Director of Admission

Last updated: 10/5/2016 5:57AM PST

After reading the instructions, please fill out the online application as thoroughly as possible. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the last page of the application or on the left column of any application screen. Print and return the application agreement statement to the address on the right. There is no application fee to apply for Elms College.

First-year Admission

To complete a first year application, please submit the following:
  • Essay
  • High school transcript
  • SAT I or ACT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation (Nursing applicants only)

Transfer Admission

Transfer applicants (including Accelerated Second Degree in Nursing), please submit the following:
  • Essay
  • High school transcript (only for applicants with fewer than 24 college credits)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended

International Admission

To apply for international admission, students must submit in addition to the items listed above, the following:
  • A completed Elms College Documentation of Financial Support, officially certified.
  • A bank reference with U.S. dollar figures that verifies the student's, the student's family and/or sponsor's ability to pay the costs required to attend Elms College. The reference should be officially certified and signed by a bank official.
  • All secondary school and university transcripts must be certified and notarized showing courses completed and grades received, including an explanation of the grading system. University transcripts must include descriptions of each course or subject. Transcripts from non-English speaking countries must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • Official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The reporting code number for Elms College is 3283.

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