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, and test scores.
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 online. There is a $50 application fee.
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
A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At a 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.
Minimum scores required:
TOEFL: 85 (Average 21 in each category)
IELTS: 6.5 (Overall band score)
Cambridge English Exam Advanced (CAE): 180 (Overall score)
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.
- Apply to Furman University as an International student with an F-1 student visa.
- Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange.
- Apply for admission to Furman University using the Common Application
- Complete the #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship Application to through your Furman online status page by December 15th.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified by March 15th.
- Confirm acceptance of scholarship and enroll at Furman by May 1st
Application Deadline: December 15th
Scholarship Notification: By March 15th
Enrollment Deposit Deadline: May 1st
The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores. Therefore, submitting your SAT or ACT scores is optional. If you do decide to submit your test scores and submit 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.
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