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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. If you submit an Early Decision application, be sure to download the Early Decision Candidate's Agreement to read and sign with your parents and counselor. This form is located in the Additional Forms section of the Admission Materials Checklist. The agreement 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 15 Completed application and Early Decision Candidate's Agreement due.
December 1 Notification of Early Decision acceptance begins.

January 1

Final notification of Early Decision admission decision.
January 5

Those applying for need-based financial aid must submit the 
DePauw University Application for Financial Aid or PROFILE to the financial aid office.
In addition, those applying for need-based financial aid must submit the 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor as soon as
possible following the collection of your income tax data. It is important that you apply
on time so that we may make your financial aid award in advance of the February 15
enrollment deposit due date.

February 15 The non-refundable enrollment deposit required to reserve your place in the class is due.

 

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 February 1 and have until May 1 to submit their $400 acceptance deposit confirming their intention to enroll in DePauw.

Early Action Dates
December 1

Completed application due.

January 1 Notification of acceptance begins

January 31

Applicants are notified of the admission decision. * Early Action files not completed by
December 1 will automatically roll into the Regular Decision pool.

February 15

Those applying for need-based financial aid must submit the 
DePauw University Application for Financial Aid or PROFILE to the Financial Aid Office.
In addition, those applying for need-based financial aid must submit the 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. Financial aid
awards will be mailed as soon as information for both these forms is received and processed.

March 15 Financial aid notification begins for Early Action admits
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 

Completed application due. 

February 15

Those applying for need-based financial aid must submit the 
DePauw University Application for Financial Aid or PROFILE to the Financial Aid Office.
In addition, those applying for need-based financial aid must submit the 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.
Financial aid awards will be mailed as soon as information for both these forms is
received and processed.

April 1

Applicants are notified of the admission decision.

May 1 Your final commitment to DePauw is due at this time, and the non-refundable
$400 enrollment deposit is required to reserve your place in the class.