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 four different application dates let you decide when you would like to make your college decision. Here’s a guide to get you through the process.
Questions about your application? Contact Candice Chan, Dean of International Admissions, at email@example.com.
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.
If you want to keep your options open and need the most time to complete admission applications, apply Regular Decision.
All students may complete and submit the Common Application or the Coalition Application online. We understand that many families may be facing financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have decided to temporarily waive the $50 application fee for all applicants.
Once you have applied for admission, you will receive an email with instructions to log in to your Furman status page. This page can be used to monitor the status of your application, upload documents, and complete your Certification of Finance form.
Requested via your application, your school counselor will be prompted to complete their portion of these forms online via the Common Application. Please note that your school report must be submitted in English.
Your high school must submit an official copy of your transcript, which are mark sheets or certificates from all secondary or high schools attended. (Furman requires transcripts for the last four years of pre-university education). Please note that your school transcript must be submitted in English. Unofficial transcripts from students will be not be accepted.
It’s suggested that applicants have completed the following:
Minimum scores required:
TOEFL: 85 (Average 21 in each category)
IELTS: 6.5 (Overall band score)
Cambridge English Exam Advanced (CAE): 180 (Overall score)
Duolingo English Test: 105-110
All international applicants must fill out the Furman Financial Information Form on their admission status page indicating their ability to finance travel to and study at Furman.
The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores. Therefore, the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT is optional of all undergraduate applicants.
If you plan to take the test, lease visit either www.sat.org or www.act.org to register. When submitting your test scores with multiple test results, the Admission Committee will select the scores that offer you the greatest advantage in the admission review process. Furman’s school code for the SAT is 5222, and the code for ACT is 3858. If you do not wish for us to consider your scores, please indicate so on the Common Application.
In order to provide an in-person interview opportunity for international applicants to Furman, we have partnered with Vericant and Initial View. They will conduct video interviews and provide short writing samples with our non-native English speaking applicants. These third-parties do not evaluate candidates but, instead, post the interviews online for our admissions team to review. Although the interview is not mandatory, we highly recommend you participate in an Initial View/ Vericant interview, as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your language skills and professionalism to our admissions team.
The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship at Furman University will recognize two international students who have a vision for enhancing intercultural understanding. This scholarship will cover up to a minimum of 50% tuition and is renewable annually with satisfactory academic progress. The scholarship is open to students of all academic majors and fields of study.
Application Deadline: February 1st
Scholarship Notification: By March 15th
Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1st
Once you've submitted your application to join the Furman family, you can check the status of your application. If you have additional questions about the status of your application, contact your Admissions Counselor.
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