Application Process

In order to provide adequate orientation that is necessary for transition into Hendrix College, we enroll international students only in the fall semester of each academic year.

Application Deadlines

Beginning for the 2011-2012 academic year, Hendrix College will be implementing an Early Action application schedule. If a student is accepted under one of our Early Action deadlines, they are not required to attend Hendrix.

Fall 2012 Admission Application Deadline Decision Notification Deposit Due
Early Action I November 15 Begins December 15 May 1
Early Action II February 1 Begins March 1 May 1
Regular Admission After February 1 After March 1 May 1

Admission decisions are based upon academic competence and preparation, dedication to learning, and motivation to participate fully in the Hendrix community. Hendrix is nonsectarian in its admission decisions. We seek students of varied interests and talents, representative of many social, economic, and geographical backgrounds. Admission is not limited by age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin of the applicant. Hendrix expects students to demonstrate their seriousness of purpose by participating in a college preparatory curriculum throughout their high school careers.

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the Common Application online for free. You may access the Common Application and other required application materials at www.hendrix.edu/apply. Students from Jiangsu Province in China may use the application provided by JESIE/CSSAbroad. For more information, contact Ms. Flora Han at florahan_cn@yahoo.com in the Jiangsu Province Ministry of Education.
  2. Submit an essay or personal statement in English. You will find instructions on the actual application form.
  3. Submit two official copies of transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary academic work – one in the original language and one translated into English. Transcripts must reflect the school’s seal and be signed by the appropriate school official. The transcripts should be sent to Hendrix directly from the school in a sealed envelope.
  4. International students must submit an official score report for one or more of the following tests: SAT, ACT, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  5. Submit a International Student Certification of Finances and secure a seal or stamp from your bank indicating that you have ample funds for one full year's expenses at Hendrix College. This form also requires the name and signature of a bank official.
  6. If you are a transfer student, download a Dean of Student Affairs Recommendation form and have it completed and returned to Hendrix by the most recent college or university you have attended.

What we consider when reviewing an application from an international student:

  1. The level of academic preparation to succeed at Hendrix College as documented by the quality, rigor, and breadth of the student’s academic record – the transcript – and, of course, by how well the applicant performed in the courses he or she has taken.
  2. Confirmation that the applicant is prepared to succeed at Hendrix as documented by standardized test scores (such as SAT, ACT, IGSE, TOEFL, IELTS, etc.).
  3. Non-native English speakers must provide official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or comparable test of English proficiency. English proficiency may be substantiated by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • TOEFL internet-based minimum score – 79
    • TOEFL computer-based minimum score – 213
    • TOEFL paper-based minimum score – 550
    • IELTS total ban minimum total score – 6.5
  4. Insights to the candidate’s personality, fit for the Hendrix community, and writing ability as evidenced from the essay or personal statement.
  5. Insights to the candidate’s personality and fit for the Hendrix community as indicated by letters of recommendation from the applicant’s teacher(s) and/or counselor.
  6. We look for well-rounded, active students as evidenced by their list of extracurricular activities and special talents.
  7. Evidence of the family’s ability to afford the cost of a Hendrix education.

Personalize Your Visit

  • Attend a class
  • Take a student-led campus walk
  • Learn more about financial aid
  • Meet with your admission counselor
  • Have lunch in the cafeteria
  • Meet with a professor and/or coach
  • Stay overnight with a student