Dates and Deadlines
There are two decision plans under which you may apply to Oberlin College: early decision and regular decision. The Early Decision Plan is for students who, after careful consideration, have decided that Oberlin is their first choice. An early decision application is a binding commitment that should be carefully considered. Students applying under the Early Decision Plan must agree to enroll if accepted. If Oberlin admits you, you must withdraw applications to all other institutions.
We accept applications for early decision at two different times of the year; applications for regular decision are accepted only once a year. Here are the deadlines:
|Steps||Regular Decision||Early Decision I||Early Decision II||Intl. Transfer (Fall Entry)|
|Common Application||Jan. 15||Nov. 15||Jan. 2||March 15|
|Notification||April 1||Dec. 15||Feb. 1||May 1|
||May 1||Jan. 2||Feb. 15||Two weeks after acceptance|
International students are rarely accepted for spring transfer. International transfer students seeking fall admission with financial aid are strongly encouraged to apply by January 15 for fullest consideration.
Begin preparing your application materials well in advance of the deadline, and be sure to give your teachers plenty of time to write their letters of recommendation. All required documents should be submitted by the applicable deadline; please call us at + 1-440-775-8411 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any difficulty completing your application.