First Year Deadlines

Deadlines for transfer students

Below you'll find application deadlines for first-year and transfer candidates seeking admission to Dickinson College. 

Recognizing that wildfires occurring in California may have impeded your ability to work on your Early Decision application to Dickinson (due Nov. 15), we are offering a deadline extension. Should you need additional time to complete your application, simply contact Director of Admissions Communications Angie Barone ’90 P’22 P’23 (800-644-1773 or baronea@dickinson.edu) to discuss the time needed and we will be happy to make those arrangements.

Early Decision I

Deadline
Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline Nov. 15
Admissions Decision & Financial Aid Notification Mid-December
Enrollment Deposit Deadline Two to three weeks after the date of acceptance

Early Decision II

Deadline
Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline Jan. 15 
Admissions Decision & Financial Aid Notification Mid-February
Enrollment Deposit Deadline Two to three weeks after the acceptance

Regular Decision

Deadline
Admissions & Financial Aid Deadline Jan. 15 *
Admissions Decision & Financial Aid Notification Late March
Enrollment Deposit Deadline

Candidates Reply Date of May 1

* Regular Decision applicants may change their application to Early Decision II by submitting the Early Decision Agreement no later than Feb. 1.

The above financial-aid deadlines are for the CSS PROFILE (access to institutional aid) and FAFSA (access to federal aid).

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