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International Applicants

As an international, missionary or third culture student, you are a valuable part of our Gordon community. We care about you and will do all we can to help you adjust to a new culture and to your life as a college student. If you are unsure if you are considered an international student, click here for more information.

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    Apply—preferably online or by downloading a paper application and mailing it in.



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    Schedule an interview
    Your interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The Gordon interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor with two dates and times that would be convenient for you. Please use Eastern Standard Time when communicating your preferred date and time. We’re looking forward to meeting you!
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    As an international applicant, you do not need to pay the $50 application fee.
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    Send us your references

    Academic Reference
    Fill out the top of the form and then give the bottom of the form to either your guidance counselor or a teacher to fill out and mail in.


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    Mail us your scores

    a. Your official academic records
    These must be received from all secondary school(s) as well as all records from universities attended if applying as a university transfer student; transcripts must be in English and be converted to the U.S. grading scale using WES.
    b. Your SATTOEFL, or IELTS results.

    All application materials may be emailed to .

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Fall Semester (August)
Early Decision: October 15
Early Action I: October 15
Early Action II: November 15
Regular Decision I: February 1

Regular Decision II: March 1

Spring Semester (January)
All application materials must be received by November 1.

Music Majors and Minors
In addition to the regular admissions requirements, students interested in majoring or minoring in music need to submit an online music application, music reference and audition for the department of music.  Visit the Music Admissions Page for application instructions and additional information. For questions, contact the Department of Music at 978.867.4273.

Art Majors
A portfolio submission is required in addition to the regular admission requirements for all students declaring an art major or minor. Applicants are also required to schedule a personal interview or portfolio review with a department member by calling the Art Department at 978.927.4822. Additionally, you must apply for admission to Gordon prior to submitting a portfolio for review.

Visit the Portfolio Guidelines page for more information.

If you are a nondegree student either seeking academic credit or not seeking academic credit, please submit the following admissions requirements:

  • Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • High school transcript or other evidence of completion of high school graduation requirements.


Gordon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.