Frequently Asked Questions

What criteria are used to evaluate applicants?

Admission to Ithaca College is selective. Applicants are carefully considered on the basis of individual qualifications, both academic and nonacademic. Most students have followed traditional college preparation programs in secondary school. Home-schooled students and students from nontraditional schools are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts of all their secondary school and college-level coursework, and letters of reference. Auditions, portfolio reviews, and department interviews are also required in certain programs.

Students applying for admission have the option to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their admission file. Applicants who send scores should have them sent directly from the appropriate testing agency.  Please note that applicants who are home-schooled or who attend high schools that provide only descriptive report cards (rather than alphanumeric grades) must submit either SAT or ACT scores.