Applying for Hartwick admission and scholarships is simple, easy, and free. You may be eligible to receive an Academic Scholarship from the College as well as one of our Ad Altiora Achievement Awards of up to an additional $4,000 per year.
Three Easy Steps to Apply for Admission and Receive Your Maximum Hartwick Aid:
You can apply using either the Hartwick Priority Application, Common Application, or Universal College Application. If you complete the Common Application, we also require you to complete the Supplemental Form. Hartwick is an SAT Optional college, so be sure to let us know if we should use your SAT or ACT scores to determine your scholarship.
Your Academic Scholarship is based on your grades and test scores if your submit these. You don't have to submit a separate application for Academic Scholarships.
If you elect to submit a recommendation, the Secondary School Guidance Counselor Recommendation form may be printed and given to your guidance counselor. The counselor would then submit this form along with an official high school transcript to the admissions office. The form and transcript can be mailed or faxed to us:
Hartwick Admissions Office
PO Box 4022
Oneonta, NY 13820
FAX: 607-431-4102 or 607-431-4154
TWO: Complete the Ad Altiora Achievement Award Application.
Hartwick awards as much as $4,000 in additional scholarship aid for your achievements outside the classroom. Be sure to tell us about all of these achievements. You should also consider sending us a Personal Essay and completing an on-campus interview or phone interview. These help us understand your true potential-and could mean more merit aid. Download the Ad Altiora Achievement Award Application.
You can schedule your interview by calling us toll-free at 1-888-HARTWICK.
THREE: Apply for Need-Based Aid.
After January 1, 2013, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Be sure to list Hartwick College as one of the schools to receive the results (school code 002729).
Important Facts and Deadlines
Early Decision: November 1 (Early Decision has been extended to Novermber 15th as a result of hurricane Sandy)
Early Decision is the application process in which students make a commitment to a first-choice institution where, if admitted, they definitely will enroll. While pursuing admission under an Early Decision plan, students may apply to other institutions, but may have only one Early Decision application pending at any time. Should a student who applies for financial aid not be offered an award that makes attendance possible, the student may decline the offer of admission and be released from the Early Decision commitment.
Please complete the Early Decision Agreement form and mail or fax it directly to the Office of Admissions.
Also, if applying for financial aid under Early Decision please complete the Early Decision Financial Aid Application.
Regular Decision: We admit students both through Early Decision and on a rolling basis, we recommend completing your application as soon as possible because space is dependent on total number of applications.
First-Year Applicants Requirements and Optional Elements:
Your high school transcript is the only requirement to complete your application. The Admissions Essay, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores and the admissions interview are optional, but strongly recommended as these could increase the amount of your merit aid. Read more about First-Year Student Admission.
Transfer Applicants Requirements and Optional Elements:
Transfer students are required to submit all official college transcripts and the official high school transcript. The Admissions Essay, a personal statement, letters of recommendation and the admissions interview are not required but strongly recommended as these could increase the amount of your merit aid. Read more about Transfer Student Admission.
International Students Requirements and Optional Elements:
Your official high school and any college transcripts are required, translated into English and certified. You must also submit an English Proficiency Exam (if English is not your first language) such as TOEFL, ILETS, SAT, or any other means approved by the admissions office You must complete the International Financial Aid Form (International Financial Aid Form for 2013-14 available soon!), the Admissions Essay and submit two letters of recommendation. Read more about International Student Admission.
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