At Hobart and William Smith, our community is diverse and accepting. More than 29 countries are represented among our student body, and between our students, faculty and staff members, we speak more than 50 languages! International students should use the checklist below to complete their application to HWS.

  • Common Application
  • Official transcript and School Report from each secondary and post-secondary institution you have attended. If these documents are not in English, please provide a certified translation.
  • Teacher Evaluations from two different teachers in major academic subjects (tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade)
  • Mid-Year Report
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores (Required if English is not your first language. Applicants must score an 80 on TOEFL or 6.5 on IELTS to be considered for admission. Applicants that are graduating from a high school in the United States and have had an interview with an HWS admissions representative may be exempt from submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores. Contact Marylyn O'Hora Uhnak with questions.)
  • Standardized testing scores (optional)
  • Early Decision Form (optional)
  • Scholarship Application (Optional. Competitive international scholarship applicants will be individually contacted by a member of the Office of Admissions to set up an interview.)
  • Certification of Finances (Once completed, please email to, fax to (315) 781-3914 or mail to Office of Admissions, 629 S. Main St, Geneva, NY 14456)

If you are applying for financial aid, please submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE by November 15 for Early Decision I, January 15 for Early Decision II, and February 1 for all other applications. Students with questions or concerns should contact the Office of Financial Aid at or call (315) 781-3315.


Marylyn O'Hora Uhnak
Associate Vice President and Director of International and Transfer Admissions
(315) 781-3750

Office of Financial Aid
(315) 781-3315

Visit the International Students webpage to learn more about HWS.


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