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Interested in International Study?

Rose-Hulman welcomes students from around the world to study on our beautiful campus. International students add to the rich cultural and educational texture of the Institute.
There are two types of admission for International students:

  • Freshman admission is for those students who are finishing secondary school and are ready to begin university-level studies.
  • Transfer admission is for those students who have graduated from secondary school and are enrolled in a college or university.

A completed application for admission includes:

  • The International Student Application 
  • SAT-I or ACT results
  • A letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of the secondary school record
  • An affidavit of support indicating your ability to fund the cost of attendance at Rose-Hulman
  • An official copy of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) report or IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

If English is not your native language:

    • TOEFL Minimums - 88 Internet Based with a minimum of 20 in each area.
    • IELTS Minimums - 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each area.

Exemption from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement is provided to students who score highly enough on the SAT or ACT standardized test. This exemption will be provided to students who have achieved one of the following score(s):

  • 500 or higher on the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing section
  • 21 or higher on the ACT English section

All other international applicants for whom English is a second language are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

International students may apply Early Action (EA) or Regular Decision (RD). The EA deadline to complete the application and submit all required application materials is November 1, with notification on or before December 15. Early Action is non-binding. You are not required to make your enrollment deposit until May 1, but you are notified of your application decision earlier in the process. If you apply Early Action and you do not have all application materials in by the deadline, we will automatically roll you to Regular Decision. Regular Decision applicants must submit an application and all required materials by February 1st.

Given the cancellation of the most recent ACT administration, Rose-Hulman has received multiple inquiries into the effect this will have on students wishing to meet the Early Action admission deadline of November 1, 2017. Rose-Hulman will consider an EA deadline extension on a case-by-case basis. Students wishing to secure an extension must provide proof of their September ACT registration. This can be in the form of the email sent from ACT notifying them of the test's cancellation. Admission decisions for students granted an extension will not be sent by December 15th. Rather, they will be sent at a to be determined date in early to mid January 2018. Any questions should be directed to Jared Goulding, Associate Director for Graduate and International Admissions at jared.goulding@rose-hulman.edu.

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Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She supervises a staff of professionals that process more than 5,000 applications for each freshman class; coordinate hundreds of college fairs, high school, and campus visits; and contact prospective students through publications, calls, e-mails, and social media.

Norton earned the President’s Outstanding Service award in 2013. She has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as president.