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Options and Flexibility

Applying to college involves a lot of paperwork, plenty of organizational skills, and some time management. McDaniel gives you choices that meet your needs, a personal timeline and plenty of hands-on support to take the stress out of the process.


Choose between two application forms to complete your application for admission. The McDaniel Application is an easily accessible option you can begin immediately, and if you login with your personalized application link, it will be pre-populated with the information you’ve already given us. Don’t have your link? Simply request it here or start a new application now. The Common Application lets you complete one form and submit it simultaneously to each college. Choose whichever application works best for you.


In our Winter Early Decision Program candidates are given preference in the admissions process.

If McDaniel is your first-choice college, apply now and avoid the wait.


There are different processes for applying to McDaniel for first-year student and international students. 

First-year students should consult the application checklist.  

International students can find information on admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid, and support


For students transferring to McDaniel there are steps unique to helping you have a seamless transition.

Transfer students can find admission information here and learn about our scholarships available for Fall 2016.


Read our guide for High School Counselors.