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    Application Checklist for First-Year Students

    Use the list below to prepare for and complete the application process.

    1. First Year application

    Complete your application and submit it to Hamline University. Online applications are automatically sent to our admission office. If you prefer, you can complete a paper application and mail it in to our office.

    2. Academic records

    Submit your official high school transcript, including a list of senior courses. Transcripts must be sent directly from your school. 

    3. Test scores (Optional)

    Send your ACT or SAT scores to Hamline. These may be listed on your official transcript sent to Hamline by your high school. To send scores directly from the testing organization, include the following codes:

    • ACT: 2114
    • SAT: 6265

    4. Teacher recommendation forms

    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.

    Application Deadlines

     November 1: early action
    All application materials are due November 1. Decisions will be mailed by December 20. Hamline's early action program is nonbinding; you may apply to other colleges.

    January 15: regular decision
    Complete your application by January 15 and receive admission and financial information in time to attend all spring events.

    After January 15 (as space is available): rolling admission
    Completed applications submitted after January 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Admitted applicants must submit a $400 deposit to reserve a place in the class. Deposits must be postmarked by May 1, which is the National Reply Date. The deposit is credited toward your fall tuition payment.


     First year: 

    early action: November 1
    regular decision: January 15
    Rolling Admission thereafter (as space is available) 


    fall: February 1
    spring: November 1


    spring early action: November 15
    spring regular: January 10
    fall early action: March 15
    fall regular: August 1


    FAFSA: 002354
    ACT: 2114
    SAT: 6265


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  • Language score requirements

    TOEFL: 550 on paper-based exam
                   213 on computer-based exam
                   79 on IBT

    IELTS: 6.5 or above