First-year Selection Process and Timeline

How are first-year admissions applications reviewed? When can I expect a decision?


All applications must be completed before they will be reviewed. The required components of a first-year application can be found on our Requirements & Deadlines webpage.

During the selection process, grades, curriculum, and standardized test scores (if provided) are used to evaluate an applicant's academic preparation and fit; however, the entire application is reviewed before making an admissions decision. We also consider educational environment, extracurricular achievements, special skills and talents, the quality of the essays, and the school report and teacher evaluation. Our Selection Process webpage provides additional details about how first-year applications are reviewed.

While each completed application receives a comprehensive, holistic, individualized review, we do provide a first-year admitted student profile showing statistics of our past admitted students in our viewbook. Please note that even if these guidelines are met, there is no guarantee of admission.

Because the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has a holistic review process, it can take some time for a decision to be rendered on an application. First-year applicants who qualified for Early Action will have their decisions released no later than the end of January. Decisions for Regular Decision applications are not guaranteed until early April.

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