New Resources Applicants


ApplicationNew Resources App
$70 App Fee or Fee
Waiver Request
Pitzer Writing
One Essay
One Required
HS Diploma or GEDRequired
English Language TestRequired for Non-Native English Speakers


  • Pitzer College established the New Resources Program to bring the small, liberal arts college experience to students of nontraditional college age.
  • A student is considered a New Resources applicant if they are 23 years of age or older and have not received a Bachelor’s degree or followed the path of a traditional four year college student.
  • New Resources students may attend full- or part-time and can plan course loads with a realistic appraisal of family and job commitments.
  • New Resources students can transfer a maximum of 64 semester units or 96 quarter units from a community college. An additional 32 semester units or 48 quarter units may be transferred from an accredited four-year institution.
  • New Resource students start Fall semester.
  • Prior experience for a New Resources students varies from full-time work to military duty and community college to time off from school for other experiences.


Pitzer Application

  • Submit the New Resources application by April 1.
  • Apply using the Common Application Transfer application and select ‘Yes’ when asked – Would you like to be considered for the Jamieson Scholarship for New Resources?

Application Fee

  • Submit a non-refundable $70 application fee. If the fee poses economic hardship, email one of the following to [email protected].
    • If currently enrolled in college/university: a letter from the financial aid office indicating your EFC (Expected Family Contribution).
    • If not currently enrolled in a college/university: a detailed letter explaining how the application fee poses an economic hardship.


  • Be creative in your responses! Help us understand how you think, what you hope to bring to campus and receive from your experience at Pitzer.


  • Select one current professor or other individual who can comment on your academic potential (e.g., employers and volunteer supervisors).
  • You will assign your recommenders once you access the online application. If your recommender is unable to complete a digital form, they may download the form here, complete, and email the Reference Form to [email protected].
  • All reference letters must be sent to our office directly by the recommender.

College Report

  • If you have attended a college, you must submit the College Report.
  • The Report should be completed by a college official with access to your full academic and disciplinary record (i.e. Dean, Advisor or Registrar). You will assign a college official once you access the online application.
  • If your college official is unable to complete a digital form, they may download, complete, and email the College Report to [email protected].

Official Transcripts

  • All colleges/universities you have attended must send an official copy of your transcript to the Office of Admission either by mail or to [email protected].
  • You must submit your high school transcript if you have completed less than 32 semester credits or 48 quarter credits by the time you submit your application. You may email an official copy of your high school transcript to [email protected].
  • All official transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admission directly from a college/university and high school.

High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED)

  • All applicants must provide proof of high school graduation with a diploma or equivalency (GED).
  • Send a copy—not the original diploma—by mail or to [email protected].

International Applicants

  • 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 regular 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.
  • For more information about applying as an international student, please click here.

**For the 2022-23 application cycle, we will be accepting DuoLingo testing in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS to accommodate students affected by COVID-19. We will continue accepting TOEFL and IELTS scores as well.**