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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.

Application Deadlines

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, 2024
  • Early Action November 1, 2024
  • Early Decision II January 1, 2025
  • Regular Decision January 15, 2025
  • Transfer Students April 1, 2025

* View important dates and deadlines for QuestBridge Scholar Program applicants, which differ from Macalester’s deadlines.

How to Apply

Find requirements and financial aid guidelines for your individual background.

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