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

Oberlin College launched a Creativity and Leadership Project in 2006 as part of a multidisciplinary effort designed to provide students with opportunities to put their innovative ideas into practice. The project reflects Oberlin’s musical and artistic excellence, its rigorous liberal arts curriculum, and its longstanding commitment to preparing students for leadership and civic engagement. It is open to students of any major or interest and prepares them for the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship.

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