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Important Dates & Deadlines

We understand that the application process can be stressful at times, and we work hard to ensure that we are flexible throughout the process to help minimize the anxiety our applicants experience. However, there are some important dates and deadlines to keep in mind throughout the application cycle. The dates and deadlines listed below are the most important to ensuring a successful transition to McDaniel.

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Staying on Track

Throughout the entire application and enrollment process, your admissions counselor will work closely with you to ensure you meet important deadlines. We will communicate directly with you (the applicant!) in a variety of ways, including text, email and phone. If you aren't sure what to do next, don't worry! We're here to guide you.

  • November 1
    • Early Decision I Application Deadline
  • November 15
    • Early Action I Application Deadline
  • December 1
    • Spring Semester Application Deadline
  • December 15
    • Early Action II (Final application deadline if you wish to be considered for the Honors program or additional Honors scholarships.)
  • January 15
    • Early Decision II Application Deadline
  • March 1
    • Preferred FAFSA Submission Deadline (yes, you can still submit your FAFSA and receive financial aid after this deadline, however submitting your FAFSA by March 1 ensures you will be eligible for the maximum amount of financial aid!)
  • June 1
    • International applicants living outside of the United States
  • July 1
    • ​​​​​​​Fall Semester Payment Deadline
  • July 15
    • ​​​​​​​Regular Decision Final Deadline