International Students

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A Global Community

International students are an integral part of our campus and our commitment to global education. Take a look at some quick facts about why Goucher is the perfect "home away from home" for international students.

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International Student Application Requirements

Goucher has adopted a test-optional admissions process. This means submitting scores for the SAT/ACT is optional when applying for admission. We leave it up to you to choose if you would like your scores to be considered as part of your application.

First-year International Student Requirements

Completed Common Application along with:

  • essay portion of the application
  • secondary school transcript
  • secondary school report with a letter of recommendation from your school counselor or advisor
  • academic teacher recommendation (math, science, language or social studies)
  • International Student - Declaration of Finances (ISDoF) required. The ISDoF must show at least $30,000 USD per year in expected support for educational expenses

International Transfer Student Requirements

Completed Common Application along with:

  • essay portion of the application
  • official university transcript
  • official course descriptions
  • recommendation letter from a teacher or professor (math, science, language or social studies)
  • International Student - Declaration of Finances (ISDoF) required. The ISDoF must show at least $30,000 USD per year in expected support for educational expenses

Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate language proficiency with recommended test scores of TOEFL (80ibt), IELTS (6.5), or Duolingo (105).

Students who have received a diploma or certificate from a secondary/high school where English is the primary language of instruction are exempted from this requirement.

Standardized Tests

Goucher has adopted a test-optional program, where submitting scores for the SAT/ACT with writing is optional when applying for admission.

Goucher allows students to submit screenshots or PDF score reports downloaded from the College Board or ACT website. If submitting a screenshot, it must include your name, test date, and all score values. Test scores can be uploaded directly into the Admissions & Financial Aid Status Portal to which you will be granted access after you submit your application.

Deadlines for Applicants

NON-BINDING EARLY ACTION

  • Application and supporting materials due December 1 
  • Notification mails on a rolling basis
  • Candidate deposit due May 1

NON-BINDING REGULAR DECISION

  • Application and supporting materials due January 15
  • Notification mails on a rolling basis
  • Candidate deposit due May 1

Additional Financial Documents

Additional financial documents and a copy of the information page of your passport will be required for students applying for an F-1 student visa. These can be submitted at the time of application.

International Baccalaureate

In addition to recognizing the rigor of the IB curriculum in the admissions review process, Goucher will grant credit for examination scores of at least 5 in higher-level subject areas. Enrolling students will be placed in courses at the discretion of each department.

Goucher also recognizes academic work completed through such programs as the General Certificate of Education A-level, French Baccalaureate, and German Abitur for advanced credit.

 


Education USAGoucher College is a proud member of EducationUSA! EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department's network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States. To find a center near you, visit the EducationUSA website.