Dates and Deadlines


Early Decision

Early Decision is an option for students who, early in their senior year, are sure that they wish to enroll at DePauw. The Early Decision agreement (through the Common App) states that DePauw is your first-choice university and, if accepted, you will attend DePauw and withdraw all applications pending elsewhere. We take this commitment seriously and expect that you will also.

Early Decision Dates
November 1

Complete the Common Application and the Early Decision Candidate's Agreement. For those seeking need-based financial assistance complete the FAFSA and the DePauw Financial Aid application. 
December 1 Notification of Early Decision acceptance begins.
January 15 Deadline for submission of non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit.

Early Action

Students who wish to receive an earlier notification of their admission to DePauw may use the Early Action option.  Under this program, students are notified of their admission decision by January 15 and have until May 1 to submit their $400 acceptance deposit confirming their intention to enroll in DePauw.

Early Action Dates
December 1
Complete the Common Application. For those seeking need-based financial assistance, complete the FAFSA and the DePauw Financial Aid Application. *Early Action files not completed by December 1 will automatically roll into the Regular Decision pool.
December 18 Notification of Early Action acceptance begins.
May 1 Deadline for submission of non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit.

Regular Decision

Regular decision is our final application option for the year for non-transfer students. Admission notices will be mailed by April 1.

Regular Decision Dates
February 1
Complete the Common Application. For those seeking need-based financial assistance, complete the FAFSA and the DePauw Financial Aid Application. 
February 12 Rolling admission will begin for all Regular Decision applicants.
May 1 Deadline for submission of non-refundable $400 enrollment deposit.