International Applicants

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

APPLICATION MATERIALS
ApplicationCommon App
$70 App Fee or Fee
Waiver Request
Required
Pitzer Writing
Supplement
Common App Prompts
Teacher
Recommendations
Two Required
School/College
Report
Required
Mid-Year
Report
Required
Official
Transcripts
Required
InterviewOptional
IELTS or TOEFLRequired*

* Required under certain circumstances.

Pitzer International Applicants

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Enrolling international students whose native language is not English will have language skills evaluated upon arrival to campus and may be placed in appropriate advanced English courses.
  • Admitted International students are required to submit an International Certification of Finances.

APPLICATION DETAILS

 

IELTS or TOEFL Results

  • Pitzer requires the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from students whose native language is not English.
  • If required, a minimum score of 7 on the IELTS or 96 IBT on the TOEFL is required for regular admission. Students must submit official scores.
  • Students who have studied in an English-speaking curriculum for 4 or more years may apply for a testing waiver.

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Admission Interview
International applicants can arrange the optional admission interview two different ways.

  • On-campus or Skype interviews with the Pitzer admission staff.

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  • Through InitialView. Your interview will be conducted by InitialView and evaluated by a Pitzer Admission staff member. Please note:
    • Do not sign up for an InitialView interview if you have already completed/plan to complete an on-campus interview or if you are an international student living and attending high school in the United States.
    • Your InitialView interviewer will not be able to answer your questions about Pitzer.

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE AND BRITISH A-LEVEL CREDIT

  • No more than four AP and IB credits (combined) will be granted.
  • Four credits may be granted for an IB diploma.
  • Credit for exams may be awarded only for higher-level exams—with a score of at least five—at a ratio of 4 semester units per exam and for comparable scores on British A-Level exams.
  • If certification diploma is not completed, individual courses or exams completed toward the certificate may be given credit.
  • Credit will not be awarded for subsidiary exams.
  • IB credits are applied toward the 32-course graduation requirement, but may not be used to satisfy the Educational Objective requirement.
  • In all cases when credit has been awarded for IB exams, that credit will be rescinded if courses are taken which duplicate or significantly overlap the IB courses.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

  • Students who are qualified for admission to Pitzer in all ways except English proficiency and who have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5 or a TOEFL score of at least 70 IBT or 190 CBT are eligible for the International Scholars Program.

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