What We Consider

Joining the Ithaca College Community

At Ithaca College, we believe that the strongest campus community is created by individuals who bring different perspectives, backgrounds, and academic interests. An Ithaca College education requires that every student be actively engaged in their academic experiences.

What matters in my application?

We review each application holistically, taking into account all you choose to submit. We are most focused on the rigor of your curriculum and the level of success you’ve demonstrated in your academic work. For programs in music or theatre arts that require an audition, talent is a very important factor.

If standardized test scores are provided, we include those in our review as well. We take into consideration your recommendations and extracurricular activities, and your essay is a key opportunity not only to demonstrate your writing skills, but also to help the admission committee learn more about who you are.

Students who are most successful at Ithaca College have taken steps to engage with our community long before they set foot on campus for orientation. We value evidence that a student has made contact with us, knowing they will make a more informed choice about why IC is the right fit.

Application Requirements and Prerequisites

Some academic programs have specific requirements and prerequisites. Click here to learn more.  

Engage with IC!

You owe it to yourself to thoroughly research the colleges you are considering, and there’s no better day than today to start your journey with Ithaca College! Connect with an admission counselor, and, once you've applied, join the conversation in our online community, ICPeers. Better yet, plan a visit to explore campus and meet members of our community in person. Experience firsthand how Ithaca College will help you get ready for your future. Not only will we know you’re really interested in coming to IC, but we’ll all have an opportunity to get to know one another better.