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Applying to Macalester

Macalester Part 1

Submit Macalester Part 1 by November 15 and the $40 application fee will be waived regardless of whether you apply Early Decision or Regular Decision. You will receive login information for your applicant portal to see the status of your received admissions materials. This is an opportunity to let admissions know you intend to submit your Common Application prior to the admissions deadlines.

Common Application

Macalester uses the Common Application.
We will waive the fee if you submit your completed Common Application by November 15.

If you plan to apply to Macalester through the QuestBridge program, please review our QuestBridge Students page.

Macalester College enrolls students from all over the U. S. and the world. If you are an international student studying in the U.S., U.S. citizen/permanent resident oversees, undocumented/DACA student, or are a student who identifies as a refugee/displaced person/asylum seeker/stateless person, please read how your application will be reviewed in our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Why Macalester Salman Haji

“Mac incorporates topics, ideas, theories, literature and events that relate to the vast gray area between what is considered right and wrong in politics and foreign policy.”

Salman Haji
Albuquerque, New Mexico

After Mac: Master’s American University. International Affairs and recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship