Timeline (For Fall Semester Applicants)
The Office of Admissions begins reviewing applications by mid-October.
Completed applications - with all necessary supporting items - received by October
are the first to be considered for admission decisions. We continue to review additional
applications as they are received on a space-available basis until the class is full.
The first admission decisions typically mail by early November. Please note: there is no
October application deadline – this is just the typical timeline for us to start reviewing application files.
February 1 – Admission Priority Date
Fall semester applicants are encouraged to have all application items in
before this date for guaranteed admission and scholarship consideration.
Applicants who submit their application and supporting documents after
February 1 may miss opportunities to apply for some specialized
scholarships because of deadlines in the selection process.
March 1 – Financial Aid Priority Date
Admitted students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 1 to ensure maximum consideration
for additional aid (above and beyond academic scholarships). The first
financial aid award letters (reflecting grant aid and loan options
based on the FAFSA) typically begin mailing in March to students who have
completed all necessary steps to apply for assistance using the FAFSA.
The FAFSA becomes available for fall semester applicants after January 1 of the high school senior year.
May 1 – National Candidate Reply Date
Admitted students should secure their spots for the fall incoming class by
paying their deposits (explained in the acceptance letters) no later than May 1.
We guarantee class enrollment and housing to admitted students who submit their deposits
by this deadline. We cannot guarantee class enrollment and housing to admitted students
who do not pay their deposits by the National Candidate Reply Date of May 1 (regardless of acceptance date).