Admissions Requirements & Deadlines

Early Decision: November 1 Deadline

Early Decision is the application process in which students make a commitment to a first-choice institution where they plan to enroll. Only one Early Decision application may be pending at any time. Should a student who applies for financial aid not be offered an award that makes attendance possible, the student may 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.

Regular Decision: Rolling

Hartwick reviews applications at time of completion. In general, admissions decisions are rendered within two weeks. We recommend completing your application as soon as possible because space is limited. To maximize your eligibility for merit based scholarships it is in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

*All nursing applicants are required to submit SAT or ACT scores in order to be considered for admission.

Requirements for First-Year Students

Advanced Placement, CLEP, & IB Credit

Hartwick College offers advanced placement and credit for scores of 3 or better on many of the College Board advanced placement (AP) tests. Exceptions include music and several languages. AP scores should be submitted to the College so that credit and/or placement may be awarded.

Advancement placement and/or credit is also offered through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) under specified conditions for non-traditional students who have acquired mastery of a subject through experience or other avenues outside the traditional classroom setting.

Hartwick also recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma for purposes of admission. Course credit will be granted for higher-level subjects with grades of 4 or better. Standard-level subjects will be evaluated on an individual basis. A-levels are also considered for Hartwick College credit. Other coursework will be evaluated on an individual basis.

More about advanced standing

Transfer Credit

If you have earned college credits, your transcripts will be evaluated by the College’s Registrar. Courses accepted from other institutions should be comparable to those in the current Hartwick College catalogue. Only courses with grades of C or better will be eligible for transfer credit review.

More about our Transfer Credit Policy

Hawks’ Nest Residential Award Application

Incoming Hartwick College students who wish to apply for the Hawks’ Nest Residential Award should use the link below to complete the form.

New students whose families live near campus are eligible to apply for this award to make on-campus living possible.

What is it? An award of up to $5,000 annually ($2,500 per semester) for new students living in traditional campus housing (excludes those in apartments, townhouses, and suites).

How do you get it? Return the application you received in the mail, or apply online before February 21, 2021. This award is not guaranteed, you will be notified if your application is accepted.

Who is eligible to apply? Students whose permanent home address is within 60 miles of campus.

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Requirements for International Students

Advanced Placement, CLEP, and IB Credit

Hartwick College offers advanced placement and credit for scores of 3 or better on many of the advanced placement (AP) tests of the College Board. Exceptions include music and several languages. AP scores should be submitted to the College so that credit and/or placement may be awarded. Advancement placement and/or credit is also offered through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) under specified conditions for non-traditional students who have acquired mastery of a subject through experience or other avenues outside the traditional classroom setting.

Hartwick also recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma for purposes of admission. Course credit will be granted for higher-level subjects with grades of 4 or better. Standard-level subjects will be evaluated on an individual basis. A-levels are also considered for Hartwick College credit. Other coursework will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Transfer Credits

If you have earned college credits, your transcripts will be evaluated by the College’s Registrar. Courses accepted from other institutions should be comparable to those in the current Hartwick College catalog. Only courses with grades of C or better will be eligible for transfer.

Visa Information

Here are some FAQ about Visas. If you need assistance, please contact International Student Services in our Office of Global Education.

International Student Services


A visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry and request permission from the U.S. immigration officer to enter the United States. It does not guarantee entry into the U.S.

Most non-U.S. citizens who wish to study in the U.S. will seek an F-1 (non-immigrant) student visa, but there are other visa types that are sometimes authorized for those who study in the U.S.

  • F-1 or Student Visa: This visa is the most common for those who wish to engage in academic studies in the U.S. It is for people who want to study at an accredited U.S. college or university or to study English at a university or intensive English language institute.
  • J-1 or Exchange Visa: This visa is for people who will be participating in an exchange visitor program in the U.S. The “J” visa is for education and cultural exchange programs.
  • M-1 or Student Visa: This visa is for those who will be engaged in non-academic or vocational study or training at an institution in the U.S.
  • Once you pay your enrollment deposit to Hartwick College, you will receive an I-20 AB form that will be completed by Kaitlin Huemer, huemerk@hartwick.edu, the Designated School Official and International Student Advisor. Once you receive the appropriate paperwork, you will need to sign the I-20, pay the Visa Fee called I-901 and then schedule a visa appointment with your closest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate.

Requirements for Transfer Students

Hartwick College welcomes applications for transfer students for either the fall or spring semesters. We value the experience and maturity that transfer students bring with them.

Application Requirements


RN Mobility Program

Hartwick College offers registered nurses the opportunity to broaden their knowledge through study of the liberal arts and sciences while building on existing skills—a special opportunity that can help them move toward advanced professional nursing practice.

Application Requirements


Contact Us

Phone: 888-HARTWICK (888-427-8942)
Email: admissions@hartwick.edu
Fax: 607-431-4102 or 607-431-4154
Mail: Hartwick College, Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 4022
Oneonta, NY 13820