Dates and Deadlines
You may choose to apply to Oberlin College under one of two decision plans: Regular Decision or Early Decision. We accept applications for early decision at two different times of the year; applications for regular decision are accepted only once a year. An early decision application is a binding commitment to enroll if accepted and should be submitted only after careful consideration. If you are considering applying early decision, please refer to the early decision page for more information.
|Steps||Regular Decision||Early Decision I||Early Decision II|
|Application Deadline||January 15||November 15||January 1|
|Notification||April 1||December 15||February 1|
|Reply/Deposit Due*||May 1||January 2||February 15|
All application materials should be postmarked or submitted online by the application deadline. Please be sure to request letters of recommendation well in advance of the deadline.
*A $300 matriculation deposit is required to secure your place in the incoming class. This deposit must be submitted via check or online payment along with your intent-to-enroll card. Failure to submit your deposit by the reply deadline may prevent you from enrolling at Oberlin. Payment plans are available for those experiencing financial hardship.