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The 3-STEP Application Process

Complete the 3 steps outlined below to apply for admission to Elim. If you have any questions, contact our admissions counselors through the web chat, at: 585-582-8260, or


Complete an application


Send Your transcript


Apply for
Financial Aid

1. Complete an application

To apply online, fill out our online application. We will create a special account for you in a program called “Populi” where you can begin the application process online without having to finish it right away. At any point, you can login and continue the application process.

2. Send transcript

We will need your high school transcript (or H.S. equivalent). Official SAT and ACT scores are helpful but not required. If you don’t have an official high school or college transcript, you may submit one of the following to show proof of preliminary education in accordance with Section 3.47(a)(2)(ii) of the N.Y. State Rules of the Board of Regents:

* Please contact the admissions office for more details and specific requirements.

3. Apply for Financial Aid​

About 70% of Elim students received financial aid from the government, 48% of those received more than $5,000 in grant aid. Elim is committed to helping students attend Elim. We don’t want finances to be an obstacle. To that end, Elim also offers scholarships and campus employment to eligible applicants. In fact, 100% of full time Elim students received some type of financial aid in 2021.

Elim calculates institutional aid after students have applied for Federal and State aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We ask NY State residents to also complete the Tuition Assistance Program application (TAP). We ask Canadian applicants from Ontario to apply for OSAP. See the Tuition & Fees page for full details about the cost of attending Elim.

*International Applicants have additional requirements beyond the above 3 steps. Learn more ›

After Acceptance​

The following tasks must be completed soon after acceptance. There is a late fee if either of these tasks are completed after the designated deadline.

1. Pay $150 Reservation Deposit

The Reservation Deposit ensures we reserve space for you at the school.  A $150 non-refundable Reservation Deposit is due by July 15th (or December 1st for Spring semester), and is applied toward your bill.

A deposit is not needed for acceptance to the school, but we do not reserve space for you until we receive the deposit. If you plan to enroll, make sure to pay your deposit by the deadline so you can avoid a $50 late fee.

2. Submit Health Forms

Your acceptance to Elim is not contingent on your Health or Immunization Records arriving on time. However, we will need them on file before you begin school.

To avoid a $25 late fee, please provide your health records by August 1 (or December 15 for the Spring Semester). We may send you additional forms that should be returned ASAP.