When applying Early Decision is the right choice

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Early Decision is an ideal option for high school seniors who know they want to attend Colgate and are ready to apply.

Colgate offers two Early Decision application opportunities:

Early Decision I
Application Deadline: November 15
Admission Notification: December 13

Early Decision II
Application Deadline: January 15*
Admission Notification: Rolling

*Regular Decision applicants who have met the January 15 deadline can convert to Early Decision II by March 1.

The University meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted students during both Early Decision and Regular Decision. MyinTuition and Colgate’s net price calculator can help estimate financial aid and college costs.