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Our Admissions Committee is interested in knowing about you, including your academic interests and life outside of the classroom. The application is used for this purpose. Additional information—your transcripts, test scores, essays and letters of recommendation—helps them evaluate you on your own academic merits. So please be sure to submit this information so that our committee is able to review your application thoroughly. (Note: In the absence of receiving this information, the committee reserves the right to withdraw a student's application.)

To apply online, please visit the Common Application or Universal College Application websites. A nonrefundable $70 processing fee (or fee waiver obtainable from your high school counselor) is required of all applicants.

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Application Deadlines

Freshman (First-Year) Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Early Decision: November 15
  • Early Decision 2: January 15
  • Regular Decision (students living in the U.S.): January 15
  • Regular Decision (students living outside the U.S.): January 15

Spring Semester

  • Regular Decision: October 1

Transfer Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • Students living in the U.S.: July 1
    (March 1 is the deadline to be considered for scholarships/financial aid)
  • Students living outside the U.S.: May 1

Spring Semester

  • Students living in the U.S.: November 1
  • Students living outside the U.S.: October 1

Summer Semester

  • U.S. citizens: April 1

Common Application

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Common Application Web Site


AU Code Numbers

SAT I & SAT II: 5007
ACT: 0648
TOEFL: 5007
AP: 5007

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