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Application Instructions

Students who wish to attend Mitchell College to earn a degree, whether attending full time or part time must apply for admission.  

The process is simple – all potential students complete the Common Application! Use this link,, to get the process started.


EARLY ACTION – Early Action is a non-binding application review option for fall admission only. If your application is complete by November 15, we will notify you of the Admission Committee’s decision by December 15. Plus, it pays off. If you apply Early Action by November 15, you'll be eligible for a $1,000 award if you enroll.

ROLLING ADMISSION – After the Early Action period, Mitchell College follows a rolling admission policy. Applications will be reviewed as they become complete and decisions will be mailed to the applicant within two to three weeks after reading.

COMMIT EARLY!  –  If you are accepted, make your deposit by February 15 and be eligible for a $1,000 award if you enroll.

For optimal consideration, please adhere to the following submission dates:

  • Early Action (fall entry only) November 15
  • Fall April
  • Spring Entry January 1
  • Transfer (fall) July 1
  • Transfer (spring entry) January 1

Financial Aid Deadlines:

Submit the CSS-Financial Aid Profile (CSS Profile) and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  The CSS Profile is available for filing October 1, 2105 and FAFSA January 1, 2016. For optimal consideration please adhere to the following deadlines:  

•Early Action: CSS Profile – November 15th
   FAFSA – February 15th 
• Rolling Admission: CSS Profile – March 1st
  FAFSA – March 1st
• Spring Admission: FAFSA – January 1st

Please Note
:  All packages will be estimated until both the CSS Profile and the FAFSA are received.  Packages will be mailed within 2-3 weeks of acceptance.   

CSS Profile:


Students using Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits should submit a summary of benefits along with their application to:

Admission Requirements

All applicants must submit:

  • The Common Application,
  • $30.00 Application Fee
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation  –  additional recommendations are welcome
  • Official College or University Transcripts – transfer students only
  • Essay

Note: Mitchell College is a "test optional" school. Standardized test scores are not required!

International Applicants:

Please note the following additional items are required for all non-U.S. citizens or green card holders.

  • A translated copy of secondary (or higher secondary) schoolwork if originals are not in English.  See www.wes.orgfor credential evaluation.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.   If English is not your first language, you must submit official documentation of English language proficiency. Mitchell College will accept one of the following as documentation of proficiency.  The score submission must come from your guidance office or testing service.
    • TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) exam - a score of at least 71 on the IBT is required; 
    • English Language School (ELS) - an official score report based on completion of a program;
    • SAT or ACT examination - An official score report of the Critical Reading and Writing components of the SAT or ACT exam;
    • Advanced Placement International English Language Exam (APIEL) – a score of 3 or higher is required to be considered for admission.

Note: Mitchell College's reference number for the TOEFL and the SAT exam is 3528; ACT is 0572.

  • Declaration of Finances: An affidavit of financial support and official bank statement demonstrating the ability to meet the educational and living expenses (approximately $44,000) required for one year of study in the United States. This must be submitted before an I-20 visa is issued to you by Mitchell College. Please download and mail the International Student Financial Statement Form to declare finances.


If you have left Mitchell College for reasons other than an approved leave of absence you must complete a readmission application.  If you did course work at another institution during your absence you need to submit official transcripts from that institution along with your application.

Helpful definitions or Do I apply as ……?

Freshman:  If you have not enrolled at college or university after completing high school apply as a freshman. (College or university courses taken while in high school do not affect this status nor does military credit or CLEP testing.)

Transfer:  If you have enrolled at another college or university after high school apply as a transfer student.

International:  If you are not a citizen of the United States or hold a green card apply as an international student, either as a freshman or transfer student.

Re-Enrolling:  If you have left Mitchell College for reasons other than an approved leave of absence you must apply as a readmission student.

We Are Here if You Need Us

If you have any questions about the admissions process, please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-443-2811 – or contact the Admissions representative for your area.