Application Deadlines

AT McDANIEL COLLEGE, YOU CONTROL THE TIMING OF YOUR ADMISSION, SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID AWARD DECISIONS, AND YOU CAN BE FINISHED AS EARLY AS YOU LIKE.

We offer a wide range of choices for applying to McDaniel so that you can choose the best option for yourself. It is our practice to make merit scholarship decisions at the time we make admission decisions, so be sure to include all your honors and activities in your application or attach a resume. You also have the option of receiving your need-based financial aid award shortly after your admission and scholarship, depending on when you file the FAFSA. You control the timing of when and how you apply, so if McDaniel is your first choice, you can apply early, deposit promptly and enjoy the rest of your senior year. If you have many college choices, you can still apply early and receive information, but take all the time you need until May 1 to make a good decision.

PICK THE DEADLINE THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.

COMPLETE YOUR ADMISSION APPLICATION BY: ADMISSION and ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP DECISIONS MAILED BY: IF A COMPLETED FAFSA IS SUBMITTED BY YOUR APPLICATION DEADLINE, FINANCIAL AID AWARD LETTER MAILED BY: DEPOSIT AND COMMITMENT FROM YOU DUE BY:

Early Decision 1
November 1

(Binding Commitment*)

December 1

December 1

January 15

Early Action 1
November 15

(Non-binding**)

December 15

December 22

May 1

Early Action 2 AND Honors Consideration
December 15

(Non-binding)

January 15

January 22

May 1

Early Decision 2
January 15

(Binding Commitment)

February 1

February 6

February 15

Regular Decision
February 1

(Non-binding)

March 1

March 15

May 1

  *Binding admission means that you commit to one college only through Early Decision and you are committing to enroll and withdraw all other applications to other schools.

 **Non-binding admission means that you are free to apply to as many colleges as you like and take all spring if you like to make a college choice.