Apply to Macalester
A Macalester education surrounds students with rigorous academics, unparalleled support, and invaluable opportunities to connect with the world. Join a community of life-long learners who will challenge the status quo and translate ideas into action.
Macalester accepts the Common App or QuestBridge Application.* Learn more about all the key dates associated with each application process, and find out why Early Action or Early Decision may be right for you.
- Early Decision I November 1, 2020
- Early Action November 1, 2020
- Early Decision II January 1, 2021
- Regular Decision January 15, 2021
* September 29, 2020 is the deadline for QuestBridge Scholar Program applicants.
How to Apply
Find requirements and financial aid guidelines for your individual background.
U.S. First Year Applicants
For high school seniors students with U.S. citizenship, and a plan to apply via the Common App.
For students with citizenship from countries other than the U.S., applying with the Common App.
For high school seniors applying to Macalester as a QuestBridge Scholar.
For current college students with citizenship in the U.S. or other countries, looking to transfer to Macalester.
For high school seniors born in a foreign country, without U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status.
Join us for Workshop Wednesdays
Each Wednesday in July and August, you’re invited to join us for fun and informative workshops geared at making your college search and application process easier. Topics like writing a college essay, filling out the application, and an explanation of Financial Aid are just a few of your choices.