Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward a four-year experience at one of the United States' highest ranked universities.  We are pleased that you're interested in joining our community of bright, highly-motivated students.

Furman's three application dates let you decide when you would like to make your college decision. Here's a guide to get you through the process.

Early Decision (Binding)* Early Action* Regular Decision
Admission Application Deadline
Nov 1 Nov 1 Jan 15
Admission Decision Notification
Nov 15 Dec 20 Mar 1
Merit-based Scholarship Deadline
Dec 15 Dec 15
CSS Profile Priority Deadline
Nov 15 Jan 5 Mar 1
Financial Aid Notification
Dec 1 Jan 15 Mar 15
Admission Decision Deadline
Jan 5 May 1 May 1

*Students who wish to be considered for Furman University's Merit-based Scholarships must apply for admission as either an Early Decision or Early Action Applicant and complete the required scholarship application(s) by December 15.

Questions about your application? Contact Fred Silva, international admission coordinator, at fred.silva@furman.edu.

Required steps

  • Choose an application plan

      At Furman, we treat each applicant as an individual.  To that end, we've tailored three different application processes to meet each student's particular needs.

      Early Decision

      If Furman is your first choice and you are confident that you will attend if admitted, apply Early Decision.  Furman's Early Decision is binding, meaning that if you are admitted, you agree to withdraw your applications from all other institutions and commit to enroll at Furman.

      If your college decision is dependent upon financial assistance from Merit-based Scholarships, applying Early Action may be a better choice for you.

      Early Action

      Early Action allows you to apply and learn about your admission decision early.  With Early Action, you're still free to investigate other schools.

      To be considered for Early Action, you must have all materials submitted by November 15. This means that your application should be submitted by November 1 with all supplementary application materials arriving by November 15. Supplementary materials include your school report, high school transcript, test scores and certificate of finance.

      Regular Decision

      If you want to keep your options open and need the most time to complete admission applications, apply Regular Decision.

      Students who wish to be considered for Furman University's Merit-based Scholarships must apply for admission as either an Early Decision or Early Action Applicant and complete the required scholarship application(s) by December 15.

  • Complete the Common Application

      All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee.

  • Submit your school report

      Check with your guidance counselor to make sure he or she has completed your School Report. The report tells us about the courses and programs offered by your school. If you are applying Early Action, your school report must be submitted by November 15.

  • Submit your high school transcript

      A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language. If you are applying Early Action, your high school transcript must be submitted by November 15.

  • Submit standardized test scores

      We require a minimum TOEFL score of 100 internet-based, 260 computer-based, or a 620 paper-based, and an IELTS score of 7 to be competitive for admission. Furman's school code for the TOEFL is 5222.

  • Submit a Certificate of Finance

      Limited financial assistance for international students is available.  All applicants must submit a Certificate of Finance, which demonstrates the amount of funding a student is able to provide toward his or her educational expenses.  This form is necessary to process the I-20 form for the F-1 student visa. To complete this step, forward this form via email to Fred Silva, international admission coordinator, at fred.silva@furman.edu.

Optional steps

  • Apply for Merit-based Scholarships

      We offer a number of scholarships to students who demonstrate strong ability based on their academic achievements, or who are gifted in other areas. Unless otherwise specified, these scholarships require separate applications that are due December 15. Students who wish to be considered for Furman University's Merit-based Scholarships must apply for admission as either an Early Decision or Early Action applicant.

  • Apply for financial assistance

      Below are a few steps that will allow you to seek financial aid.  You may also find more detailed steps at the financial aid website.

      Complete the CSS Profile.


      Early Decision* Early Action* Regular Decision
      Merit-based Scholarship Deadline
      Dec 15 Dec 15
      CSS Profile Priority Deadline
      Nov 15 Jan 5 Mar 1
      Financial Aid Notification
      Dec 1 Jan 15 Mar 15

      *Students who wish to be considered for Furman University's Merit-based Scholarships must apply for admission as either an Early Decision or Early Action Applicant and complete the required scholarship application(s) by December 15.

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