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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 1 Completed application and Early Decision Candidate's Agreement due.

If applying for need-based financial aid, complete the CSS profile.
December 1 Notification of admission decision and merit/need-based aid.
January 15 A $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required to reserve your place in the class.
February 1 To qualify for federal financial aid, complete the FAFSA.

 

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 Completed application due.

If applying for need-based financial aid, complete the CSS profile.
December 15 Notification of admission decision begins. All notifications will be made no later than January 15.
February 1 To qualify for federal financial aid, complete the FAFSA.

Notification of merit/need-based aid begins.
May 1 A $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required to reserve your place in the class.

 

Regular Decision


Regular decision is our final application option for the year for non-transfer students. 

Regular Decision Dates
February 1  Completed application due.

If applying for need-based financial aid, complete the CSS profile.
February 1 To qualify for federal financial aid, complete the FAFSA.
March 15 Notification of admission decision to DePauw and merit/need-based aid notification begins.
May 1 A $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit is required to reserve your place in the class.