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  • Q: I live outside the U.S. Can I send admission documents by fax or email?
    A: Yes, you may fax them to 507-222-4526 or email… (1 answer)
  • Q: What's the application process for transfer students? What do I need to submit?
    A: Carleton accepts a number of transfer students for each fall… (1 answer)
  • Q: My documents are not in English. Do I need to translate my documents before sending them?
    A: Yes, we need certified translations of your documents.… (1 answer)
  • Q: The SAT tests are not available in my country, what should I do?
    A: We will waive this requirement for students in this situation.… (1 answer)
  • Q: I am an international student, and I am not sure if I should apply as a transfer or freshman applicant. Can you help me?
    A: Yes, please provide more details and we’ll be glad to help.… (1 answer)
  • Q: As an international student, will I have a better chance of being admitted if I offer to pay for my first year and apply for financial aid after I have been admitted?
    A: We ask students to provide a budget for all four years of… (1 answer)
  • Q: The school system in my country doesn't calculate GPA. What should I do?
    A: We know that GPA (grade point average) is not used in many… (1 answer)