It’s important to meet the application deadlines for ideal financial aid packaging and scholarship decisions. You must submit all materials by the dates below. All mailed materials should be postmarked by the dates below (they do not necessarily have to reach our office by these dates).
|Early Decision||November 1||Mid December||Within 3 weeks of notification|
|Regular Decision*||January 5||April 1||May 1|
* To be given highest scholarship consideration, please send all application materials to Rochester by December 1.
|Application||Reviewed by Admissions||Notification||Reply|
|Fall Semester||March 15 (priority consideration)||4–6 weeks (March–July)||Rolling basis (March–July)||Specified in decision letter|
|Spring Semester||October 1 (priority consideration)||4–6 weeks (August–December)||Rolling basis (Late October–Early December)||Specified in decision letter|
The Early Decision (ED) application process is designed for first-year applicants who are certain Rochester is their first choice school. Almost one-third of the entering class applied ED. By applying ED, you are entering a binding agreement committing to Rochester if you are admitted.
In recent years, we have seen a higher number of students apply and gain admission to Rochester through Early Decision because, in large part, they have demonstrated an understanding of Rochester and the unique opportunities available. It’s not that they gain admission more often because they applied ED; it’s that the type of student more likely to gain admission is the type of student to apply ED.