International Applicants Back to Apply / Process INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS APPLICATION MATERIALS ApplicationCommon App $70 App Fee or Fee Waiver RequestRequired Pitzer Writing SupplementCommon App Prompts Teacher RecommendationsOne Required School/College ReportRequired Mid-Year ReportRequired Official TranscriptsRequired InterviewOptional English Language TestRequired* APPLY NOW * Required under certain circumstances. 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 a Statement of Financial Responsibility. Pitzer College is a test-free school. Read more about our policy here. IELTS, TOEFL, or DuoLingo Results Pitzer requires the demonstration of English proficiency from students whose native language is not English. This must be done by: Submitting the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT or the IBT Special Home Edition Or submitting the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Or submitting the DuoLingo (DET) Or submitting and being granted an English Language Test Waiver (Click here to find out more about the process) In order to be considered for admission, students must submit official scores or be granted a waiver. For students who submit testing, a minimum score of 106 IBT, 7.5 IELTS, or 135 DET. Student with scores in the following range will be required to take a two course combination designed for international students in their first semester: 100-105 IBT, or 7 IELTS, or 130 DET** However, students who are qualified for admission to Pitzer in all ways except English proficiency are also eligible for admission to Pitzer College through the International Scholars Program. Applicants must: Achieve at least a 70 IBT, or 6.5 IELTS, or 115 DET. Or have submitted an English Language Test Waiver and been notified that they will be considered for admission through the International Scholars Program. Pitzer can only accept the IELTS, the Internet Based Testing version of TOEFL, the Internet Based Testing Special Home Edition of TOEFL, or the DuoLingo (DET). Pitzer does not currently accept alternate tests of English proficiency (paper-based TOEFL, etc.), but they may be included in your English Language Test Waiver to support your request. Learn More Admitted Students International students admitted to Pitzer College are required to submit an Statement of Financial Responsibility. All enrolling international students whose native language is not English will have their skills evaluated upon arrival on campus. Based on that evaluation, a student may be placed in appropriate advanced English courses. International Scholars Program Students who are qualified for admission to Pitzer in all ways except English proficiency are eligible for the International Scholars Program. To be considered for ISP, applicants must: Achieve at least a 70 IBT, or 6.5 IELTS, or 115 DET. Or have submitted an English Language Test Waiver and been notified that they will be considered for admission through the International Scholars Program. Please note: There is no way to directly apply for the International Scholars Program. All applicants who meet the above criteria will be considered automatically. Learn More Admission Interview International applicants can arrange the optional admission interview two different ways: Virtual interviews with the Pitzer admission staff, or an Alumni Interview if it’s available near you. Schedule Now 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. Learn More Transfer Applicants Transfer applicants with coursework from higher education institutions outside of the United States must provide a report from a credentials evaluation service in order to receive an evaluation of credit transferable to Pitzer. The following organizations may be used: AACRAO International Education Services (IES) International Education Research Foundation World Education Services Translated Fact Sheets Hoja de Información 繁體中文簡介 简体中文简介 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. Financial Aid International applicants interested in need-based financial aid only need to complete our online Pitzer International Financial Aid Application (PIFAA) form; please do not complete the CSS Profile or FAFSA. Please visit this page to find out more.