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The When. (You already know the What, Where, and Why.)

First Year Students
Early Action: Apply by October 15 to get your decision by the end of January.
Regular Decision: Apply by January 15 to get your decision by the end of March.

Transfer Students
Apply by February 15 to get your decision by mid-April.

What is due at each deadline? Just your online application and your application fee, but we ask that you submit the other parts of the application (transcripts, test scores and supporting materials from your teacher/counselor) by November 1 for Early Action, February 1 for Regular Decision, and March 1 for the Transfer deadline. After you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send you information on how to check the status of your application and view any missing items online.

Early Action vs. Regular Decision
If you’re applying as a first-year student, you’ll choose one of our two deadline plans—Early Action or Regular Decision. We offer two deadlines simply because we want to give you more options. Neither of our deadlines results in a binding decision, and both have the same May 1 enrollment deadline. However, please note that select opportunities are only available to first-year students who apply for and are admitted through Early Action.

Financial Aid Deadline
All students who wish to be considered for need-based financial aid should submit the FAFSA and CSS/Profile by March 1. Learn more about applying for financial aid.

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