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Goucher College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Shishant Kumar

Goucher College had an acceptance rate of 80% in fall 2018. The overall graduation rate of college was 71% of students who took admission in 2012.

  • Domestic undergraduate applications can be submitted through the common application or the Goucher video application. No application fee is charged.
  • The application for graduate programs are submitted through the Goucher admission portal.
  • Application fee for international admission application is 55 USD. Applications are accepted via the common application.
  • Submission of test scores such as SAT, ACT, GRE, etc is optional for admission to Goucher College.


Application PortalCommon Application or Goucher Video App or Goucher Admission Portal
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)International - 55 USD
Acceptance rate80%
SAT/ ACTOptional
Payment modeMaster-Card/ American Express/Discover/visa
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall/ Spring/Summer
Financial AidNeed-based grants, Loans, student work opportunities and Scholarships

Goucher College Admission Deadlines

Goucher College accepts applications on a rolling basis. However the college suggests some deadline so that optimum time can be allowed to process applications.

Undergraduate Admission Deadline

The preferred deadlines by the college for admission to undergraduate courses are given below:

Decision typeDomestic ApplicantsInternational Applicants
Binding Early DecisionCommon App- November 15November 15
Non-Binding Early ActionDecember 1December 1
Non- Binding Regular DecisionRollingJanuary 15

Graduate Admission Deadline

Given below is the preferred deadline for graduate programs in the academic year 2019-2020.

Fall 2019 - Term 1August 12
Fall 2019 - Term 2October 7
Spring 2020 - Term 1January 13
Spring 2020 - Term 2March 9

Goucher College International Admissions

International students from 30 countries were admitted in the academic year 2018-2019. The requirements to be fulfilled by international applications for admission are given below:

Admission Requirement

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International applicants who do not have English as their first language, must submit either TOEFL or IELTS exam score.

TestMinimum score
TOEFL -IBT80 or higher (at least 20 in each section)
IELTS28 (at least 7.0 in each section)

Visa Process for International Students

Admitted international students need to follow the steps below to complete maintain immigration status-

  1. Complete the Online Reply to Offer of Admission by credit card or electronic check
  2. The visa process for the first time U.S visiting applicants are as follows:
    1. Provide the following documents to obtain form I-20 form university:
      • Copy of passport
      • Proof of financial support
      • Bank statement
  3. Complete the I-20 and then apply for F-1 or J-1 visa.
  4. The step by step process to acquire F-1 visa can be consulted here
  5. Applicants who are currently in F-1 Visa status, need to complete the Goucher College F-1 Transfer-in form and return the filled form via mail

Goucher College Undergraduate Admissions

Goucher college offers admission to 42 undergraduate academic programs and hosts a population of 1538 undergraduates in its campus.

Where to Apply:

Freshmen - Common Application or Goucher Video Application

Transfer- Common Application Transfer Application and Goucher member page

Application Fee:

Freshmen- No fee

Transfer- 55 USD

Admission Requirements:

Common ApplicationGoucher Video Application
Program specific essay
Official transcript
Letter of recommendation
Early Decision Agreement (for early decision applicants)
Video - no more than 2 minute
Application form
Signed statement of academic integrity
One graded writing assignment
One scholastic work


  • Submission of standardised test scores such as the SAT/ACT are optional
  • In addition to the above mentioned requirements, international applicants have to submit the English proficiency scores as well.
  • The deadlines for domestic and international admission applications are fairly similar.

Goucher College Graduate Admissions

The graduate admission applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Admission Portal: Goucher Admission Portal

The admission requirement for the graduate programs basically remains the same given below-

  • Application and essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency
  • Optional GRE/GMAT
  • Writing Sample/ Portfolio, depending on the course
  • Admission requirements for Education courses may vary

The admission status is notified within 2-3 business days after the submission of application. Goucher’s selection process is highly individualized and close attention is given to the applicant’s personal qualities, talents and extracurricular activities.

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