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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.

    International Student Brochure (English)

    Translations: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese

    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
    • foreign transcript evaluation (see below for more details)
    • 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), PTE (53), 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.

    Foreign Transcript Evaluation

    International Transfer students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary academic coursework outside of the United States at a non U.S. accredited institution must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website. The evaluation must be sent to the Admissions Office directly or emailed to Admissions@elevatedinmotion.com.

    SpanTran is our recommended international transcript evaluation service. They have created a custom application for Goucher College that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here.

    *Transfer students who have completed less than 30 college-level academic credits (as determined by Goucher College) are required to submit an official final high school transcript as part of the review process.

    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.

    Application Deadlines

    If Goucher is one of your top choices, consider applying Early Action, a non-binding entrance plan. 

    Early Action (Non-Binding)


    • Application and supporting materials due November 15 
    • Notification mails on a rolling basis
    • Enrollment deposit due June 1

    Regular Decision (Non-Binding)


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

    *All deadline dates are by 11:59 p.m. applicant's local time

    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.