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Dates and Deadlines

Early Decision I

  • October 26, 2014: Recommended last day to take ACT
  • November 2, 2014: Recommended last day to take SAT
  • November 1*: Electronic application submission or postmark deadline
  • November 1: Financial Aid priority consideration deadline
  • Students pursuing Music, Dance, Theatre, Art, or Film & Media Arts click here for additional information.

Early Decision FAQ

Early Action

  • October 26, 2014: Recommended last day to take ACT
  • November 2, 2014: Recommended last day to take SAT
  • November 1*: Electronic application submission or postmark deadline
  • February 15: Financial Aid priority consideration deadline
  • Students pursuing Music, Dance, Theatre, Art, or Film & Media Arts click here for additional information.

Early Decision II

  • December 7: Recommended last day to take SAT
  • December 14: Recommended last day to take ACT
  • January 15: Electronic application submission or postmark deadline*
  • January 15: Financial Aid priority consideration deadline
  • Students pursuing Music, Dance, Theatre, Art, or Film & Media Arts click here for additional information.

*The Regular Decision and Early Decision II deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 22. Please have all application materials postmarked or submitted electronically by January 22.

Early Decision FAQ

Regular Decision

  • January 15: Electronic application submission or postmark deadline*
  • February 15: Financial Aid priority consideration deadline
  • Students pursuing Music, Dance, Theatre, Art, or Film & Media Arts click here for additional information.

*The Regular Decision and Early Decision II deadline has been extended to Thursday, January 22. Please have all application materials postmarked or submitted electronically by January 22.

Transfer

  • Fall Admission
    April 1 (preferred/scholarship deadline)
    June 1 (regular deadline)
    August 1 (final deadline)
  • Spring Admission 
    November 1
  • Summer Admission
    June 1 
  • Students pursuing music, dance, theatre, art, or film & media arts please click here for additional information.