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Office of Admission

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999




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Applying as an International Student

More than 12% of our students come from outside the United States, representing 51 countries from around the world. If you want a highly respected education in a diverse, intellectually stimulating environment, we invite you to bring your views and your perspective, as well as your dreams and aspirations, to Knox.

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and will require a visa to study in the U.S., you should apply as an international student. (Undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. should apply as First-Year Applicants.) If you are applying as a transfer student from another university, you should apply as a Transfer Applicant.


Complete the Common Application. An application fee is not required.

Required Documents

Secondary School Report* and Transcript*
On your Common Application, request that your school counselor complete the School Report and provide your transcript.

Teacher Evaluation*
On your Common Application, identify a teacher from an academic subject area (English, math, social studies, science, or language) to submit a recommendation.

TOEFL Scores

GCE, IGCSE, or Other National Exam Results

Certification of Finances Form (PDF)

Transcripts from any college or university attended
Request that your transcripts are sent directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.

Optional Items

ACT or SAT Scores

Scholarship Portfolios, Auditions, or Other Scholarship Submissions

ZeeMee Profile
ZeeMee is a free service that helps you to tell your story. If you have a ZeeMee profile, simply copy your link into the Common App (there's a dedicated field for it). Sign up at

Financial Aid Application for International Students (PDF)
You should submit this form if you’re planning to apply for financial aid.

*A note on school reports, recommendations, and transcripts: After identifying your counselor and teacher on the Common Application, they will be invited to complete their forms online via the Common Application website. If they prefer to mail your School Report, transcript, and/or recommendations, they can be mailed directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.

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