Harcum College

Admissions


The possibilities are endless at Harcum College. Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a stay-at-home mom, looking to make a career change while working full-time, or just want to try something new, Harcum is the place for you. Harcum makes it possible for you to:

  • Be successful. Our innovative curriculum, outstanding faculty and integrated liberal arts and professional programs give you the tools to achieve your goals.
  • Enhance every aspect of your life. From student government to sporting events and service projects, Harcum offers countless possibilities for fun, achievement and friendship.
  • Broaden your horizons. Harcum prepares you for lifelong achievement in your professional life as well as personal growth.

Harcum is ready to make things possible for you and we welcome you to visit our campus!

Profile of Harcum Students

  • 76% of Harcum students are residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and more than 80% commute to classes
  • 70% of on-campus students are enrolled in the allied health sciences; 85% of allied health sciences graduates are employed within 6 months
  • 56% of Harcum’s Fall 2010 new students transferred from other schools; 48% are non-traditional students (over the age of 24 and/or have a prior degree)
  • 84% of students are female; 16% are male
  • 34% of students are Black/African American; 12% are of other minorities
  • More than 51% of current Harcum students are first-generation collegians
  • Over 90% receive some federal, state and/or institutional financial aid, while nearly 75% are Pell Grant-eligible, the highest level of economic need

Harcum College operates under a rolling admissions policy, which means that the Admissions Committee reviews each application file as soon as it is complete. Applicants will be notified within 10 working days of a decision, and of any conditions necessary for entry. Prospective students are advised to apply as early as possible to ensure admission to the program of choice.

Applications are processed without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap or disability, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Minimum Standards for Admission

Students who have been out of high school for more than three years and have not taken the SAT may be asked to take Harcum's Accuplacer before an admissions decision is made. Accuplacer is a placement measure that most Harcum students complete at some point, sometimes before admission to the College. It covers Math, Reading, and English, and helps the College make decisions regarding the proper class level for admitted students, and an applicants' ability to benefit from specific programs.

Many majors at Harcum specify additional standards and prerequisite classes needed for admission to the particular program, as well as the grades with which students should have completed those classes. Please refer to the descriptions of individual programs for more information.

All applicants to Harcum College should submit the following:

  • A completed Harcum College application form (apply now online)
  • Official high school transcript and/or official GED transcript
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • A writing sample or personal essay
  •  Letter(s) of recommendation from an employer, teacher, or guidance counselor
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for all students for whom English is a second language
  • $50 Application Fee
  • SAT or ACT Scores
Please Note: Some programs require additional items for admission. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information enroll@harcum.edu or 610-525-4100.