Steps to Apply
Below are some helpful instructions as you prepare your application to Roanoke. We are happy to answer your questions anytime during the admissions process. You may contact us at the Office of Admissions.
1. Application/Choose one of two easy ways to apply:
- The Roanoke College online application* - no fee
- The Common Application - no fee
*Although optional, we strongly encourage you to submit an essay as an example of your writing ability. This may be included on your Roanoke College online application under "personal statement."
|Application Types||Application Deadlines||Decision Release|
|Early Action I||October 18||November 5|
|Early Decision||November 15||Rolling after Nov. 5|
|Early Action II||November 15||December 3|
|Regular Decision||April 1||Rolling after December 3|
|Transfer (Aug. Start)||May 15||Rolling|
|Transfer (Jan. Start)||Nov. 15||Rolling|
*We will accept applications after these deadlines as space permits.
2. Academic Transcripts and Records
Official transcripts and academic records should be sent directly to Roanoke College from all high schools/secondary schools and universities you have attended. The transcripts should indicate all completed courses, the final grades received and any certificates or diplomas awarded. Transcripts, in a language other than English, should be accompanied by an official English translation.
Freshman and transfer students wishing to be evaluated for college credit must submit their official university or college transcripts, and, if possible, an academic catalogue with the description of the courses you have taken. Students will potentially receive credit for comparable courses at Roanoke.
Academic transcripts and records may be sent by email to Elise Bennett, Director of International Recruitment or by mail to:
Office of Admissions
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153
3. Examination Results
All test scores must be sent either through the testing agency/national examination board or emailed to email@example.com directly from the school counselor/registrar. Test scores will not be accepted by email from the student applying to Roanoke.
Native English Speakers:
International students whose native language is English may submit scores from one of the following examinations:
- SAT - (code: 5571)*
- ACT - administered by ACT, Inc.(code: 4392)*
- National Examinations (official results must be sent from the country's examining body)
Official score reports for the SAT, ACT or National Examinations should be sent to the College directly from the administrator of the test or sent from a secondary school administrator.
Non-Native English Speakers:
One of the following examinations is required of all students, both freshmen and transfers whose native language is not English:
- TOEFL (recommended score is 80 IBT or higher) – administered by the Educational Testing Service (code: 5571)
- IELTS (recommended score is 6.0 or higher) – jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
- SAT – administered by the College Board (code: 5571)
- Duolingo English Test
Official score reports for the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or Duolingo should be sent to the College directly from the administrator of the test or sent from a secondary school administrator, such as a school counselor or registrar.
4. Financial Support Statement
All international applicants who do not wish to apply for financial aid must print and submit by email the Roanoke College Certificate of Finances along with a bank-certified statement and/or other form of documentation indicating the annual resources available for their education.
All international students who do wish to apply for need-based financial aid must print and submit by email the Roanoke College International Financial Aid Application Roanoke College I-20 Application, along with a bank-certified statement and/or other form of documentation indicating the annual resources for their education. All certificates, applications, and bank statements may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Elise Bennett, Director of International Recruitment, at email@example.com.
Roanoke College Certificate of Finances
Roanoke College International Financial Aid Application
Limited financial aid is available. To apply, fill out this Financial Aid Application (optional).
5. Once Accepted to Roanoke College - Pay Your Deposit!
Pay your tuition deposit by May 1 to hold your place in the freshmen class. After you submit your tuition deposit, if you are in need of an I-20 form to apply for your F-1 student visa, please fill out the appropriate I-20 Application below and return it to Elise Bennett, Director of International Recruitment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-20 Commuter Form (Word Document)
I-20 Resident Form (Word Document)
Roanoke College believes that commitment to principles of fairness and respect for all is favorable to the free and open exchange of ideas, and the College seeks to reach out as widely as possible in order to attract the ablest individuals as students, faculty, and staff. In applying this policy, the College is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of personal beliefs or characteristics such as political views, religion, national or ethnic origin, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran status, disability, genetic information and/or other characteristics protected by applicable law in any phase of its education or employment programs or activities. See College’s full EEO policy
In addition, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and supporting regulations, Roanoke College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates; this extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its supporting regulations may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education or to the College’s Title IX Coordinator: Ms. Amy Perkins – email@example.com (540) 375-2597.