Arts and Sciences Admissions

Dates and Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines

Students working on laptops outsideYou 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.

 

StepsRegular DecisionEarly Decision IEarly 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 and must be mailed in 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.

 
Did You Know

In keeping with its 175-year history of leading the way on access to an excellent liberal arts education, Oberlin College is eliminating loan requirements for incoming first-year students eligible for federally funded Pell Grants. The Oberlin Access Initiative will also eliminate loans for all current, Pell-eligible students returning to Oberlin in the fall, the College announced today.

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