Apply Online

Complete and submit your application through the Common Application online, to include:

  • the Common Application, including Dickinson's member questions and Writing Supplement
  • Transfer College Report (required for all colleges/universities attended)
  • Mid-Term Report (in-progress grades for current term)
  • Academic Evaluation (college instructor preferred)
  • Application fee (or fee waiver)
  • Official College Transcript(s) (required for all colleges/universities attended)
  • Official Secondary School Transcript or GED (must include a completion date)

All forms may be requested electronically through the Common Application. (For example, you may submit a request through the Common Application to your college registrar for an official transcript.) If you are unable to request forms electronically you will be given the option to download and print PDFs of these forms for submission on paper.

After submitting your application, you can track your application on our site to make sure it's complete.


In September 2020, Dickinson became one of the first liberal-arts colleges in the U.S. to move to a test-blind admissions process for this year. By declaring that we are test blind, the admissions committee will not factor testing scores into a decision about enrollment, even if scores are submitted. While we have been test optional since 1994, we believe we need to go further to alleviate student concerns so that they will avoid crowded testing centers and make decisions for the health and safety of their families. View our Test-Blind FAQ for additional information.

International Transfer Applicants

International transfers must also complete the Certification of Finances form. If applying for financial aid, the International Student Financial Aid Application form must also be completed.

Transfer international students whose academic transcripts are from a college or university located outside the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by World Education Services (WES) after they have been accepted to Dickinson and paid their enrollment deposit. WES is an international academic credit evaluation agency. Dickinson College requires the Comprehensive Course by Course evaluation. There is a $150 fee for this service.

As part of your application Dickinson requires English language testing for all international students. Students who are from a country that is English speaking or graduated from an English medium high school and had attended for three years or more, may request a waiver of the English language testing requirement. In addition, transfer applicants who have earned a 3.0 or better in the equivalent of English 101 or higher, may also request a waiver.

Questions About Applying?

Please visit our Transfer FAQ page or connect with us by email.

Thank you for your interest in applying to Dickinson! We look forward to receiving your application materials.