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
- Transfer Students April 15, 2021
* September 29, 2020 is the deadline for QuestBridge Scholar Program applicants.
Macalester’s Preliminary Application for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in the summer of 2021. You can also find the new application deadlines at that time.
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.