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Refer a Student

Create a legacy and connect the next generation of students with Hope.

Many say Hope College is one of the best-kept secrets in higher education. You can help change that by reaching out to and referring high school sophomores and juniors.

Referrals from alumni and families make a difference. Once a prospective student is referred, one in five of them apply. Over the past four years, nearly 300 students are at Hope because they first connected through a referral from someone like you.

WHY HOPE?
With more than 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States alone, what makes Hope such a unique option? Well, let’s start with three words: mind, body and spirit. These are the anchors of the Hope experience. Before you reach out to the prospective Hope students in your life, brush up on why there’s never been a better time to consider Hope College.
WHO SHOULD I REFER?
Students from around the world that are currently sophomores and juniors in high school and have demonstrated leadership, service and academic performance are great candidates for a referral. We seek students who will bring a wide range of perspectives and gifts to enrich our campus community. Though admission is selective, we’ll give each completed application careful consideration and review for factors that signal future academic and social success.  
WHAT SHOULD I SAY?

Feel free to share your own Hope experiences in addition to these ideas:

For those that express interest, don’t forget to suggest they apply.
HOW DO I MAKE A REFERRAL

Making a referral is easy. You simply fill out this refer a student form. There are a few required fields including:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Current school

Other items like contact information, date of birth, GPA and academic interests are not required, but are helpful if you have them.

The Hope College admissions team will follow up with individual attention to the student you recommended.

RECRUITER IN A BOX
The Recruiter in a Box program is designed for loyal Hope alum, parents or fans to help us grow the Hope College community by serving as volunteer recruiters wherever you go. If you have the capacity to reach prospective high school students and would like to be equipped with materials to help them start the journey to applying to Hope, sign up for a box! Boxes are customized for size, so you can commit to reaching out to as few as three students or as many as ten. Boxes include a gift for each student, as well as Admissions materials, specific arts and athletics information, and even a little gift for you! Sign up today.

Refer a student