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Office of Admission
2 E. South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
More than 19% of our students come from outside the United States, representing 49 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.
Secondary School Report* and Transcript*
On your Common Application, request that your school counselor complete the School Report and provide your transcript.
On your Common Application, identify a teacher from an academic subject area (English, math, social studies, science, or language) to submit a recommendation.
If English is not your first language, you are required to submit scores from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Duolingo English Test (DET), or Global Test of English Communication (GTEC). The minimum acceptable score is 80 on the Internet-based exam on TOEFL, 6.5 on IELTS, 105 on DET, or 1200 on GTEC. If your secondary education has been completed in English and you have not taken a proficiency test, please contact the Office of Admission.
GCE, IGCSE, or Other National Exam Results
If you have taken any external or national exams such as GCE (General Certificate of Education) or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Education), you should submit your results as part of your application.
Transcripts from any college or university attended
Request that your transcripts are sent directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.
*A note on school reports, recommendations, and transcripts: After identifying your counselor and teacher on your application, they will be invited to complete their forms online. If they prefer to mail your School Report, Mid Year Report, transcript, and/or recommendations, they can be mailed directly to the Knox College Office of Admission.
We strongly recommend an interview with an admission counselor. Interviews are available on-campus, in locations across the country, by phone, or via the internet. Contact the Office of Admission to schedule an interview—or see if we're offering interviews in your area.
Applying for financial aid
Students who would like to apply for need-based financial aid must do so as a part of their application for admission. Please complete our Financial Aid Application for International Students by the same deadline as your application for admission. We also accept the College Board International Student Financial Aid application (PDF), which you can download to your AppTracker. Learn more about financial aid for international students.
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