Application Information (2023)

Everything you need to know to apply.

The University of Notre Dame accepts both theCommon Application and the Coalition Application. You may apply at www.commonapp.orgorapply Coalition on

Please note that the application deadline is November 1 for Restrictive Early Action orJanuary 1for Regular Decision. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must haveall of the following items before beginning the application review:

  • The Notre Dame Writing Supplementvia the Common Application or Coalition Application.
  • Optional: Results of your ACT or SAT assessment scores - Notre Dame is test-optional for 2023 and 2024application cycles. Students may choose whether or not to include test scores when submitting their applications.Learn more about the test-optional program.
  • Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academic, if applicable*
  • Official high school transcripts or record of academic achievement in secondary school
  • A letterof evaluation from a high school teacher in a core academic subject area who knows you well
  • Counselor evaluation (recommended, not required)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75
  • A completed Certification of Financesplus financial documentation (see below)verifying the totals on the Certification of Financessubmitted via your applicant status portal
  • A copy of your passport submitted via your applicant status portal

  • If applying for need-based financial aid, a completed CSS Profile

*PLEASE NOTE: AllAll TOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academic test scores should be sent directly from the testing agency. Students should not upload these scores to their applicant status portal.

FinancialDocuments Required with Application for Admission

University of Notre Dame admissions decisions for international applicants are need-aware. This means that they will be evaluated for admission with consideration of the ability of students or parents to pay educational costs.

Please note that all international students except U.S. citizens and permanent residents must submit a Certification of Finances with supporting financial documentation for all amounts stated via their applicant status portal. Supporting financial documents should be provided in English when possible in order to expedite the evaluation process.

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If you are seeking need-based international financial aid, you will need to provide funding estimates and evidence for all years of your potential study at Notre Dame. Additionally, you will also need to submit the CSS Profile at the time of application.

International applicants who indicate on their Certification of Financesthat they will NOT be applying for financial aid (and who are admitted) will not be eligible to apply for financial aid at any time after the admission decision or as an undergraduate at Notre Dame.

Onceyou complete the Certification of Finances, upload your supporting financial documents to your applicant status portal. Financial documents are outlined within the Certification of Finances, and should verify all sources of intended funding. Please do not submit throughmail, fax, and email. If further information is needed regarding your financial documents, you will be contacted by a member of the International Admissions staff.

The International Student Certification of Finances is kept on file for continuing international students outlining the family's annual responsibility to meet educational expenses as a condition of continued enrollment at the University of Notre Dame. It also satisfies the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's regulations required for maintaining an officially authorized U.S. Student Visa Status.

Need-based Financial Aid for International Students

International applicants requesting need-based financial aid are required to submit theCSS Profilein addition to the Certification of Finances, indicating that they are not able to cover the full cost of attendance.

Notre Dame is need-aware for international students, meaning that when reviewing applications for admission, the Committee evaluates whether an applicant is requesting financial assistance.International students not applying for financial aid will be given preference in the application process. Although we are need-aware for international students, if a student applies for financial aid and is admitted, they will receive a financial aid award that will meet their full demonstrated need.

Samples of completed supporting financial documentation are shown below.

  • Full Ability To Pay From Income
  • Full Ability To Pay From Income and Assets
  • Full Ability to Pay From Assets
  • Full Ability to Pay with Sponsor
  • Not Able to Pay Full Cost - Need Financial Aid

For more information about financial aid for international students, please visit our website.

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Test Scores

Notre Dame is test-optional for 2023 and 2024 application cycles. Students may choose whether or not to include test scores when submitting their applications.Learn more about the test-optional program. You may self-report your SAT and/or ACT scores directly in your application. If admitted, you will be required to submit official score reports from the testing agency.

Applicants will still be considered for Notre Dame’s merit scholarships.This applies to international students and U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens.

Students whose native language is not English must also take theTOEFL, IELTS, DET, or PTE Academicunless you qualify for a waiver. Our TOEFL and College Board code is 1841.

Please note that Notre Dame does not accept the "TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition."If access to a testing site for TOEFL or IELTS is notavailable, applicants are asked to submit the Duolingo English Test instead.

The SATand ACT—both standardized university entrance examinations—measure verbal and mathematical skills. Because of our admission schedule, the SAT or ACT should be taken prior to January of the year you intend to enroll. To receive the SATregistration bulletin,; ACT registration materials are available Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy orEducationUSAofficefor a list of testing centers, their locations, and exam schedules. If at all possible, we encourage students to take the SAT or ACT exam at least twice.

The TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, and Duolingo English Test (DET) examsare used to determine an applicant's English language proficiency. We recognize that the SAT and the ACT are written for students within the United States, so a strong TOEFL/IELTS/PTE/DET Academicscore can balance a student's testing profile, especially with respect to the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writingsection.If no sittings of the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academics, and DET are offered in your country, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions atadmissions@nd.eduto review other options.

We strongly recommend the following scores:

  • TOEFL: 100 or higher on the iBT TOEFL Exam
  • IELTS: 7.5 or higher
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 120 or higher
  • PTE Academic: 70

We will waive theEnglish proficiency exams if:

An applicant scores650 or above on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the SAT
An applicant scores 26 or above on the English or Reading sections of the ACT.

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To learn more, please visit:TOEFL,IELTS,PTE Academic, Duolingo English Test (DET)

School Documents

Secondary School Report

We require all applicants to submit an official transcript or record of academic achievement in secondary school.Your school counselor, headmaster, director, etc. can complete the Secondary School Report through the Common App or Coalition Application and submit it with your transcript.Generally, counselors include the results or predicted results of any examinations, such as the GCSE A Levels or the International Baccalaureate, with this as well.Your school counselor, headmaster, or school director also has the option of sending a letter of recommendation,called a Counselor Evaluation, along with the Secondary School Report.High School Counselors should follow the instructions on the Common App or Coalition Application for submitting these documents.

British Curriculum

Students enrolled in the British curriculum are asked to submit the results of their GCSEs or IGCSEs, as well as their AS levels, and predicted A levels. A student who has completed the GCSEs has already met the course requirement outlined above. After completing their GCSEs, a typical student applying to Notre Dame is enrolled in three A-Level courses.

  • 4 units of English
  • 3 units of Mathematics - Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry (4 units preferred)*
  • 2 units of Foreign Language (3-4 units preferred)
  • 2 units of Science (4 units preferred)**
  • 2 units of History/Social Science (3-4 units preferred)

Teacher Evaluation

We ask for a letter of recommendation, known as the Teacher Evaluation, from any high school teacher, headmaster, or counselor.Preferably, the high school teacher would have taught you in a core academic subject area, such as Math, Science, English, Social Science, or Foreign Language.In thinking about which teacher to ask, choose the person who is most familiar with your work ethic, classroom performance, and character.Your teacher should follow the application instructionsto submit the letter of recommendation.

We use the teacher and/or counselor letters of recommendation to see how you achieved academic success and how you are regarded in your high school community.When writing these letters of recommendation, your teacher and/or counselor can focus on a few questions:

  • What type of student are you in the classroom?
  • What have you contributed to the school community?
  • What is your potential for success in a college environment?
  • What else should we know about you?

We must receive an official transcript and a teacher’s evaluation for your application to be complete.


While we do notoffer alumni or on-campus interviews in the application process, students from Mainland China are encouraged to do an interview withInitialView or Vericant.The deadline to interview is November 15 for students applying in Restrictive Early Action or February 15 for students applying in Regular Decision.Notre Dame will also accept the Duolingo English Testas a supplement to your TOEFL, IELTS, or PET.

Although the interview is not mandatory,we highly recommend students in China conduct one. It will give you an opportunity to showcase your personality, skills and English proficiency to our Admissions team.

Please visit the websites of InitialView and Vericant to schedule an interview and learn more information.

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Restrictive Early Action: November 1

Notre Dame has a Restrictive Early Action program.

  • A student applying Restrictive Early Action to Notre Dame may apply to other Early Action programs, but not to any college or university that has a binding Early Decision program.
  • Students do not indicate a first-choice preference by applying early, and still may wait until May 1 to indicate their decision to attend.

Students who apply in the Restrictive Early Action process receive an admissions decision before Christmas. Three decisions are possible:

  • Admission to the University
  • Denial of Admission to the University
  • Deferral of Decision until Regular Action

Students admitted to Notre Dame have until the May 1 deadline to decide whether they would like to confirm their attendance at the University. If you’re denied admissions in Restrictive Early Action, then the process ends and you cannot apply during the Regular Decision process. If you’re deferred, the Admissions Committee has decided to review the application further in the Regular Decision process, “rolling over” the application to Regular Decision.

The Admissions Committee is highly conservative when making Restrictive Early Action admission decisions. Apply in the Early Action process only if you are in the very top ranges of our applicant pool. Talk with the Admissions Counselor traveling in your area this fall or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at for further clarification.

Regular Decision: January 1

The Regular Decision process at Notre Dame is also non-binding and can result in one of three decisions:

  • Admission to the University
  • Denial of Admission to the University
  • Waiting list

Students will receive one of these decisions by late March and, if admitted, are required to send in a confirmation card and deposit by May 1. Students who are denied admission to the University may choose to attend another four-year institution for one or two years and then apply to Notre Dame as a transfer student.

All international students, including American citizens residing abroad, will also receive an email notification regarding their decision on the day their physical decision letter is mailed.

Official Documents to Enter the United States

International students who are admitted and enroll atNotre Dame will be sent the Form I-20, the official application for student visa (F-1) status. Find visa information here.

Before the I-20 can be sent, you must demonstrate sufficient financial support covering all four years of the cost of attending Notre Dameor present the financial aid award earned. Therefore, it’s necessary that proper financial documentation be on file. You must submit the Certification of Finances with your application for admission.If you are applying for financial aid for international students, you will submit the Certification of Finances as well as the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE adapted for international students.

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What is meant by application form? ›

Definition of Application form:

An application form is an official document that employers want their job candidates to fill in while applying for a job. The employer would ask a series of questions that candidates must answer.

What is meant by job application? ›

a letter or form containing details of your qualifications, skills, experience, etc. that you send to an organization when you are applying for a job with them: The bank received over 2,000 job applications from recent graduates in September alone. fill out/send off a job application. Want to learn more?

How do you make an application form? ›

Top tips for completing an application form
  1. Research the company and the job.
  2. Make sure all your employment dates are correct.
  3. Proofread thoroughly for spelling and grammar errors.
  4. Re-read it to ensure you are clear at all times.
  5. Always be truthful.
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What is a example of application? ›

Application examples

Some types of applications include: Word processors. Database programs. Web browsers.

What is application give example? ›

An application program (software application, or application, or app for short) is a computer program designed to carry out a specific task other than one relating to the operation of the computer itself, typically to be used by end-users. Word processors, media players, and accounting software are examples.

What do I say on an application? ›

What Is a Good Thing to Say on a Job Application When Asked What Skills You Have?
  • Presenting Your Skills. The position description that a company advertises can give you a good idea of exactly what skills the employer wants. ...
  • Abilities Employers Want. ...
  • Discuss Your Communication Skills. ...
  • Cognitive Skills Are Key.
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What should I mention in an application? ›

Typical sections of an application form include: Personal information - give basic details, such as name and email address. Educational background - provide information on your academic achievements, including the institutions you've attended, courses taken and qualifications gained.

What are the 4 types of job application? ›

Here are five different types of job applications that you may encounter, with descriptions and tips for each:
  • Solicited application. ...
  • Unsolicited application. ...
  • Paper application. ...
  • Online applications. ...
  • Email applications.
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Why is an application form important? ›

This helps improve overall applicant accuracy and ultimately their chances of reaching the interview stage. It's more convenient for applicants to complete. Online job application survey forms can be completed from anywhere on any device, making the digital application much more convenient for applicants to complete.

What is student application form? ›

A student application form is a document that a teacher or principal uses to collect information from the student and their parents in order to apply for a school program or class.

What are the five examples of application? ›

Examples of application software are Microsoft Word, spreadsheets, VLC media player, Firefox or Google Chrome, accounting applications, photo editor, mobile apps such as video games, Whatsapp, etc.

What is simple application? ›

Last Updated:Oct 14, 2022. Simple Application Server is a compute service that is designed for single-server scenarios. The service provides cloud-based and lightweight servers that are easy to set up and manage.

What are the 10 examples of application? ›

10 Examples of Applications
  • Web. A web browser is an application and websites are content and services.
  • Apps. Apps are single function applications such as light weight tools for mobile devices.
  • Office Productivity. ...
  • Design & Creativity. ...
  • Software Development. ...
  • Management. ...
  • Workflow. ...
  • Decision Support.
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How many types of application are there? ›

There are four basic kinds of applications: “classical” application, online application, unsolicited application, and brief application.

What is the different type of application? ›

The application software is divided into two main categories. The first is general software like word processors, web browsers, spreadsheet software, etc. The second type of software is custom software customized according to the need of the user and their organizational needs.

What to say when an application asks about you? ›

Keep it brief. Simply mention how you got into the industry and how your role has evolved over time instead of going into extensive detail about each experience. After all, the “tell me about yourself” question is often used as an icebreaker.

What is the most important part of an application? ›

The most important component of your application is your transcript. Your grades and academic performance in college prep courses and general courses are most important.

What is good Additional information on application? ›

Additional information may include civic activities, awards and recognitions, volunteering, or cultural skills like language or travel. It may also include other interests or activities that may show leadership, character, or qualities you feel are beneficial to your career.

What is supporting information in an application form? ›

A supporting statement is the evidence a manager uses to short list you for the job you're applying for. It is a chance for you to write about your skills and experiences and how you would be suited to the role.

What should I put for additional information on an application examples? ›

Here are some additional information categories you might include on your resume:
  • Certifications and licenses.
  • Training or continuing education.
  • Skills.
  • Special awards or commendations.
  • Publications.
  • Testimonials from clients.
  • Job performance reviews.
  • Hobbies.

How do I write an application letter as a student? ›

Information Technology Example Cover Letter—Format

The name and address of either the tech company or IT recruiter. A greeting and opening statement which compels them to read further. Your greatest tech skills, experience, and IT achievements. A closing paragraph with a call to action.

What is the format of application letter? ›

This is what a letter of application should include:

Hiring manager's address. Opening paragraph introducing yourself and your application. Two body paragraphs explaining why you're a great candidate and your motivation behind the application. Closing paragraph with a call to action directed at the employer.

What are the 2 types of application letter? ›

Types of application letters fall into two broad categories. Letters of application address job vacancies that are posted, while letters of inquiry investigate the hidden job market, which may account for up to 60 percent of hires, according to FWF.

What is employment application form? ›

An application for employment is a standard business document that is prepared with questions deemed relevant by employers. It is used to determine the best candidate to fill a specific role within the company.

What applications do students use? ›

Useful apps for university students
  • Notion. Good for: Keeping all your notes in one place. ...
  • Soundnote. Good for: The intense lectures and the sleepy students. ...
  • Office Lens. Good for: Capturing complex diagrams. ...
  • SimpleMind. Good for: Organising your thoughts. ...
  • Microsoft Office. ...
  • Mathway. ...
  • ...
  • Oxford Dictionary of English.
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How do I write an application to a university? ›

How to Write a Great College Application Essay
  1. Read the instructions carefully. They say starting the essay is the hardest part. ...
  2. Start with a compelling introduction. ...
  3. Use your inner voice. ...
  4. Avoid clichés. ...
  5. Give good examples to support your ideas. ...
  6. Stick to a clear essay plan. ...
  7. Ask someone to proofread your work.

How do you answer questions on an application form? ›

Consider these tips the next time you need to ace a short-answer application.
  1. Look for the question under the question. ...
  2. Use the job description (and other research) to your advantage. ...
  3. Show, don't tell. ...
  4. Mirror the brand tone in your writing. ...
  5. Don't regurgitate your resume or cover letter.
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What is application form for college? ›

A College Application Form is a document used by a college or university for collecting information about an applicant who wishes to be a student with a specialized course.

Why do we use application forms? ›

The application form plays an important part in the selection process, decisions to shortlist candidates for interview are based solely upon the information you supply on your form and the form provides a basis for the interview itself. Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) or resumes alone will not be accepted.

Why is application form important? ›

Filling out an application form tests the candidate's commitment to that role and discourages unsuitable candidates or those who simply send off untailored CVs to every role going. However, one of the most common reasons for organisations to use application forms is simply because they always have done.

What is application short form? ›

(plural Appl.) Abbreviation of application.

What is application for students? ›

A student application form is a document that a teacher or principal uses to collect information from the student and their parents in order to apply for a school program or class.

How do I write my college application? ›

How to Write a Great College Application Essay
  1. Read the instructions carefully. They say starting the essay is the hardest part. ...
  2. Start with a compelling introduction. ...
  3. Use your inner voice. ...
  4. Avoid clichés. ...
  5. Give good examples to support your ideas. ...
  6. Stick to a clear essay plan. ...
  7. Ask someone to proofread your work.

How do I prepare for college applications? ›

Getting College Applications Organized
  1. Start early. Set deadlines for completing essays, collecting recommendations, and filling out forms a few weeks before they're due. ...
  2. Be consistent. ...
  3. Be careful. ...
  4. Alert your school. ...
  5. Don't wait. ...
  6. Submit once. ...
  7. Keep copies. ...
  8. Get confirmation.

How many forms of application are there? ›

There are four basic kinds of applications: “classical” application, online application, unsolicited application, and brief application.

Why is it called application? ›

The word "application" is derived from the phrase "application software", which was intended to contrast against "system software" (IE operating system, drivers, etc).

What is the full name of application? ›

Application (App) is a program, or group of programs that allows you to perform specific tasks. Applications for desktop or personal computers are sometimes called desktop applications, and those for mobile devices are called mobile apps.

What is this application software? ›

Application Software is a type of computer program that performs specific functions. These functions, performed by application software, can be personal, business as well as educational. Thus, application Software is also known as end-user software or productivity software.


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