Important Deadlines

Regular Admission Deadlines

Application*
January 2
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
January 2
Notification Date
Late March
Enrollment Deposit Due
May 1

Additional Deadlines

Accelerated Medical Program
November 15
Trustee and Presidential Scholarships*
December 1
CFA Prescreening Recordings***
December 1

*Please note: some merit scholarships require you to apply by December 1.

**US citizens and permanent residents only. We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

***For cello, double bass, flute, percussion, piano, trumpet, violin, and voice applicants to the CFA School of Music.

Early Decision Deadlines

Early Decision is a binding agreement available only to high school seniors for September admission.

Application
November 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
November 1
Notification Date
December 15
Enrollment Deposit Due
January 15

Early Decision 2 Deadlines

Application
January 2
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
January 2
 Notification Date
February 15
Enrollment Deposit Due
Late February

**US citizens and permanent residents only. We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

January Admission Deadlines

Application
November 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
November 1
Notification Date
Mid-November to Mid-December

**US citizens and permanent residents only. We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online two to three weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

Transfer Deadlines for September

Application*
March 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
March 1
Notification Date
Mid-April

Transfer Deadlines for January

Application
November 1
CSS Profile and FAFSA**
November 1
Notification Date
Mid-November to Mid-December

*Applicants to the School of Theatre and School of Music: We strongly suggest that you file your applications by January 1 to allow time to prepare and schedule auditions or interviews.

**We recommend registering for a CSS Profile online six weeks before the financial aid deadline. For more information, please see the Financial Assistance website.

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