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)*
Admission Application Deadline
Admission Decision Notification
Departmental Scholarship Deadline
Financial Aid Notification
Admission Decision Deadline
Questions about your application? Contact Eric Ahlstrand, international admission coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
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.
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.
If you want to keep your options open and need the most time to complete admission applications, apply Regular Decision.
- Complete the Common Application
- 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 Eric Ahlstrand, international admission coordinator, at email@example.com.
- Apply for Departmental Scholarships
We offer a number of departmental scholarships to students who demonstrate strong ability based on their academic achievements, or who are gifted in other areas. These scholarships require separate applications that are due by January 19.