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Application Guide

Requirements & Deadlines

Learn more about applying to Rollins as an international student, including application requirements, admission deadlines, and transfer credit.

Application Requirements

  • Application Requirements
  • A completed application for admission
  • A personal statement
  • An official high school transcript
  • A secondary high school report form and counselor recommendation
  • Selection of Test Score Waived Option (TSWO) OR official SAT/ACT scores (TSWO is not appropriate for applicants seeking Honors Program or 3/2 Accelerated Management Program consideration)
  • An Early Decision Agreement Form (if you are applying for Early Decision)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test scores if English is not your native language

Additional Admission Requirements

Along with the regular admission requirements at Rollins, international students must meet additional requirements.

We require all applicants whose first language is not English to adequately demonstrate English competency as part of the application process.  Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or DET (Duolingo English Test).  A score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 80 (IBT) on the (TOEFL), an overall band score of a 6.5 or higher on the (IELTS), or 110 or higher on the (DET) to indicate adequate proficiency.

Please request your official scores to be sent to Rollins.  Our TOEFL code is 5572. If you are submitting IELTS scores, we only accept scores submitted electronically by the IELTS test center.  No paper Test Report Forms will be accepted.  An institutional code is not required for IELTS. Please request your scores be submitted electronically by the test center. If you are submitting DET scores, once you receive certified test results, you can log into your Duolingo English Test account, click on the "Send Results" button next to your test results, and select Rollins College, and we will receive the results electronically.

Any student that submits a foreign college/university transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation. Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. and WES are the ones that Rollins uses for evaluation services.


Early Decision – Rounds I & II

Students whose first choice is Rollins are encouraged to apply Early Decision. Early Decision is a binding program, and accepted students are expected to enroll. You must complete and return the Early Decision Agreement Form to be considered for Early Decision.

Advantages of Early Decision include:

o   Priority consideration for admission and academic scholarships

o   Early financial aid award for financial aid applicants

o   Top first or second choice honored for First Year Seminar course

o   First semester course registration completed by faculty before Regular Decision students

Round I

Deadline: November 15
Notification Date: December 15
Enrollment Deposit Due: January 15

Round II

Deadline: December 15
Notification Date: January 15
Enrollment Deposit Due: February 15

Regular Decision for International Students

The final admission application deadline. Applications received after this date are considered on a space-available basis.

Deadline: March 1
Notification Date: April 1
Enrollment Deposit Date: May 1

Fall Transfer and Spring Semester Admission

For more information about Fall and Spring Semester Transfer admission, visit Admission Guide: Transfer Applicants.

Advanced Standing Credit

Credit is awarded for Advanced Placement Exams, International Baccalaureate programs, Caribbean Advances Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) or dual enrollment courses.

Advanced Placement (AP) Exams: A score of 4 or 5 on an Advance Placement Exam is worth one elective course credit. Grades of C or better on most British GCE A-Level exams are worth two course credits each, and up to eight course credits may be awarded for the German Abitur. For additional information on Advanced Placement Credit, please visit:

International Baccalaureate (IB): You will receive credit based on the following criteria:

  • One year (32 semester hours) for students with an IB diploma and a score of 30 or better.
  • Eight semester hours for each higher level score of 5 or better and four semester hours for each score of 4 or better to a maximum of 24 semester hours for students with or without an IB diploma and a score of less than 30.
  • General education requirement credit and advanced placement in major courses will be granted as appropriate, subject to approval.
  • For additional information on IB credit, please visit:

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE): The Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) indicates a level of achievement that may qualify a student for advance standing. This is a great way to save on both time and tuition funds. Credit is awarded for CAPE if certain requirements are met. Official CAPE scores must be submitted to the Office of Student Records. Students with CAPE scores of one (1) or two (2) will be awarded four (4) semester hours of academic credit. No credit will be awarded for Technical subjects. For additional information on CAPE, please visit:

Honors Degree Program

Designed for students with exceptional abilities, the Honors Degree program admits first-year students with a superior record of academic achievement and leads to a distinct and separate undergraduate degree-Artium Baccalaureus Honoris-the Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree. First-year accepted students chosen for initiation into the Honors Degree Program receive notification from the Director of the Honors Program shortly after learning of their acceptance to Rollins.

Honors Students complete a core of interdisciplinary courses designed to provide an integrated understanding of the liberal arts. A series of four team-taught seminars during their first and second years introduces students to the various methods of inquiry in a liberal education. Honors seminars in the third and fourth years support significant independent research projects that represent the culmination of students' Honors experience at Rollins. More information about the Honors Degree Program is available on the Honors Program website.