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Apply to Hamline

Start your application

Applying to any university or college can feel daunting. But at Hamline, we’ve made the process as easy as possible. Once you’ve selected the type of student you are, use our step-by-step checklist to make sure you’ve got all the required materials to complete your application.

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First-year students

It takes only four steps to apply to Hamline. With no application fee and test-optional admission, we make things worry-free. Use our Hamline Application or submit your Common App.

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Graduate students

We know no two paths look the same. That’s why our graduate programs combine innovation with inspiration. With multiple formats, areas of focus, and opportunities for application, each program is designed for your next career move.

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Transfer students

Whether you’re coming from a four-year institution or community college, we welcome transfer students looking for the on-campus experience. Learn how to apply and check which of your credits will transfer.

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Online bachelor's completion students

If you’re a transfer student looking to finish college online, we’ll help you evaluate your transcripts. Find out how to apply and start your Hamline Application.

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International undergraduate students

Find out how to apply to Hamline as an international undergraduate student. For those who currently don’t meet the language proficiency requirement, see our conditional admission option.

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International graduate students

Like other Hamline graduate students, you’ll join a specific program that has its own requirements. See what you’ll need to prepare, including proof of English proficiency.

Envision your future at Hamline

At Hamline, we know that no one student is alike. Each student has different needs, interests, and goals. We not only keep this in mind—it’s a reality we thrive on. We’re proud to offer a broad range of programs, opportunities, and services that make for a well-rounded academic experience. If you’re as excited as we are for you to become a Piper, take a look at what your life could be like here. And if you’re still exploring, we’re here to help you make the right decision.

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Have you already applied?

You're confident that Hamline is the school for you. Now explore all that we have to offer, inside and outside the classroom.

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Not ready to apply yet?

Need more information to consider attending Hamline? Learn about our affordability and upcoming admission events.

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No matter what kind of student you are, you’ll find everything you need to get started with your application.

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It’s easy to get the information you’re looking for. Tell us about yourself and we’ll share all about Hamline.

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From on-campus tours to virtual meetings and events, you’re invited to discover what makes Hamline special.