Extended deadline for displaced Haitian students
Dartmouth will be accepting applications from Haitian students that were displaced from their academic institution in an effort to assist students in continuing their education after the January 12th earthquake. Applicants will be considered for regular admission as first-year and transfer students as well as for the Dartmouth Special Community Student Program, a program in which students can take classes without being eligible for a Dartmouth Bachelor’s degree. Students who apply will be eligible for our need-based financial aid program. Due to limited capacity and the academic rigor of Dartmouth College, we encourage interested students to seek other options as well.
Application deadline for displaced Haitian students: April 15th
Applicants who have opened their Dartmouth application file but have not submitted all required materials by the deadline should submit missing material as soon as possible.
Admissions notifications will be made on May 14th.
Visit the Apply pages to get all the information and forms you need for the application process.
If you are requesting consideration for first year admission, you will need to download the appropriate forms
and mail, fax, or email them to the Admissions Office.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
- Email as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Haiti Response Application Material for [first & last name]"
- Fax your documents to (603) 646-1216
- Mail your documents to:
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Students requesting consideration for transfer admission may apply online using the Common Application.
All students that apply as first-year or transfer students will automatically be considered for the Special Community Student Program and there is no separate form for this program.
Please send or attach the information below with each common application. Displaced students may request a waiver for test scores and other records due to extenuating circumstances.
Application Fee Waiver
Application fees will be waived for all displaced Haitian students applying to Dartmouth.
Academic records and transcripts
Please send records from high school (secondary school) and any university you have attended.
TOEFL or IELTS
For testing information and dates, please visit the TOEFL website or the IELTS site. If TOEFL or IELTS scores are not available, please request a waiver and provide other proof of English proficiency. Other proof can include a letter from an English teacher or other test scores and may include an interview at a later date.
SAT or ACT
For testing information and dates, please visit the College Board website for the SAT or the ACT website. If SAT and ACT scores are not available, please request a waiver and provide any other supplementary test scores, such as AP, IB, French Baccalaureate, CAPE, or A-levels.
Please have your references, deans, counselors, professors, teachers, or anyone who can speak to academic achievements, fill out the Teacher Evaluation and Counselor section of the common application. Other letters of recommendation can be attached.
Statement of Interest
Please send a statement on your academic interests and why you would like to study at Dartmouth. Your statement should be about 250 words. Please include how your academics fit into your life ambitions and include whether you plan to return to Haiti to continue your future studies or work.
Field of Study & Major Requirements
If applying as a Transfer or Special Community Student (currently displaced from a university), then please send field of study or major requirements to assist Dartmouth with assessing possible placement in courses at Dartmouth. Field of study and major requirements are not required for students applying as first-year students who have not yet attended university.
Please review this site for more information about undergraduate admissions to Dartmouth. Other Haiti inquiries may be sent to Molly Bode at Dartmouth.Haiti.Response@Dartmouth.edu
Questions & Answers
How can I get a waiver for the above requirements for tests and records?
For a testing waiver, please contact Janet.L.MacElman@Dartmouth.EDU. For other waivers, please send a letter of explanation about the other missing documents along with your common application. For example, tell us about lost or damaged records in the earthquake and what documents you may still be able to provide.
Will Dartmouth allow other students apply during this extended deadline?
The deadline is being extended for displaced Haitian students only. If students apply that were not displaced on January 12th from their university or high school in Haiti, then their application will not be considered. This program is set up to serve students so that their studies are not disrupted after the earthquake in Haiti. Other students, or Haitian students that were not displaced, should apply to Dartmouth and U.S. universities under the regular application deadlines.
How many displaced Haitian students will Dartmouth be able to accept?
Dartmouth will assess the number of students that it can take after the May 1st commit date for regular applicants. Dartmouth will look to potentially accept a few graduating high school students into the first-year class and will examine capacity for Special Community Students and Transfer students. Dartmouth’s goal is to accept students so that they can continue their studies and return to work in Haiti. Due to limited capacity and the academic rigor of Dartmouth College, we encourage interested students to seek other options as well.
What is the Special Community Student Program and how do you apply?
First-year and transfer students applying under the extended deadline will automatically be considered for the Special Community program. Students take classes at Dartmouth under the program without being eligible for a Bachelor’s degree. Dartmouth will look to admit students primarily into this program under the extended deadline so that students can resume their studies in Haiti once their universities are rebuilt. For more information about the regular (non-Haiti) operations of the Special Community Student program, please contact Teresa.D.Hill@Dartmouth.edu
Are other universities accepting displaced Haitian students?
Dartmouth is the first higher education institution to announce accepting undergraduates, but there may be more institutions participating. Please check back for more information at a later date. Please contact the Clinton Foundation at email@example.com for other information on university outreach to Haiti.
Will Dartmouth accept displaced Haitian Medical students?
Dartmouth is working with State University of Haiti Medical School to accept approximately three students into the first year of Dartmouth Medical School. Students would be expected to return to their medical school in Haiti after one to two years at Dartmouth. Send inquiries to David.W.Nierenberg@Dartmouth.EDU.