Application Process

In order to provide adequate orientation which is necessary for transition into Hendrix College, we encourage international students to apply for admission in the fall semester of each academic year. Admission in the spring semester will be considered on a case by case basis.

Our application deadline for the fall semester is April. However, if we have room in our incoming class we may choose to review applications into the summer.

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. Return the completed application form with a $40 nonrefundable application fee (this fee is waived if you apply by December 1 or apply online).  You may use any one of the following application forms:
    1. Common Application: This service allows you to fill out an application and send it to as many as 390 colleges and universities at once, including Hendrix College.
    2. Students who want to mail in an application can download the Common Application and mail it to Hendrix College.
    3. Students from Jiangsu Province in China may use the application provided by Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE).
    4. Chinese students outside Jiangsu Province should apply through EduGlobal.
  2. Submit an essay or personal statement in English.  You will find instructions on the actual application form.
  3. Submit two official copies transcripts of 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 directly from the school in a sealed envelope.
  4. If you are a non-native English speaker or if the instruction in your secondary school or university was not provided in English, you must sit for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language testing System (IELTS) or an equivalent exam, and have official scores reported directly to the College.
  5. Submit a Declaration of Financial Resources 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, obtain Dean of Student Affairs Recommendation forms from our Office of Admission or online and have them completed and returned by the last 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:
    1. TOEFL internet-based minimum score – 79
    2. TOEFL computer-based minimum score – 213
    3. TOELF paper-based minimum score – 550
    4. IELTS total band 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 for the applicant’s teacher(s) and or counselor.
  6. We look for well-rounded, active students as evidenced by their list of extra-curricular activities 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