Harcum is an Associate Degree granting Liberal
Arts College. The term "Liberal Arts" means that students gain
expertise in one particular field and exposure to other academic subjects. Harcum
faculty members teach and guide students through the learning process in small
classes and often become life-long mentors and friends.
Students who have completed secondary
school education (high school) in good standing are eligible to apply for
admission. Most students begin their studies in the Fall semester (in
late-August), although it is possible to begin in the Spring semester (in
mid-January). Recommended application submission dates are:
- Fall semester - March 15
- Spring semester - October 15
Applications past the deadline will be
accepted only as space is available.
To apply, international students should
review the admissions requirements of their desired program and submit the
- Harcum College Application
- Official secondary school (high school) academic
records (transcripts, certificates, and diplomas) with certified English
translations. Students transferring from other universities should also
forward all official university transcripts.
- Exam scores - SAT-I or ACT if you are a native English
speaker or study in a secondary English-speaking school
if you are a non-native speaker of English. Harcum's code is 2287
(minimum TOEFL score: 500 - paper based test, 61 - internet based test) Note: some programs may have
specific TOEFL score requirements.
Essay written by the student
- Application for Form I-20 - Official letter of support
from sponsor stating amount and duration of support. Sponsors with U.S.
citizenship/permanent residence should submit Form I-134, Affidavit
of Support (download from www.uscis.gov). Official letter from bank on bank letterhead stating
amount of funds in sponsor's account (in English).
- A letter of recommendation from a person outside your
- Proof of Financial Support
Financial Aid &
- $50 non-refundable application fee (waived if you are already enrolled in the
English Language Academy)
All full-time degree seeking students can apply for Harcum scholarships.
Applicants who are U.S. citizens or are
Legal Permanent Residents should file the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid after January 1 to be considered for
other forms of financial assistance.
Other Financial Aid
During your stay at Harcum
College, you may choose to live in one of the residence halls. The
Center for International Programs works with the Residence Life staff to match
each international student with an American student, but sometimes this may not
Harcum College Dining Services
Meals are served in the Klein
Hall dining room, with a wide variety of choices at each meal (ranging from
hamburgers, to salads, to vegetarian cuisine.)
The Harcum College campus is an active
environment where students have many opportunities to be involved in cultural
events, the arts, lectures, social activities, student organizations, sports
and special activities designed to welcome and support international students.
The campus is within close proximity to
Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City. All of which can be reached
by public transportation, so a car and driver’s license is not necessary.