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Deadlines

First-Year Students

U.S. and International

Early Decision I

  • Application Deadline November 15
  • Decision from Macalester December 15
  • Applicant’s Reply Date January 15

Early Decision II

  • Application Deadline January 1
  • Decision from Macalester February 7
  • Applicant’s Reply Date February 15

Regular Decision

  • Application Deadline January 15
  • Decision from Macalester March 30
  • Applicant’s Reply Date June 1

Transfer Students

All transfer application materials for both admissions and financial aid are due by the deadline below.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents Only

Fall Term

  • Application Deadline April 15
  • Decision from Macalester May 15
  • Applicant’s Reply Date 2 Weeks after notification

International and all non-U.S. Citizens

Fall Term

  • Application Deadline January 15
  • Decision from Macalester March 30
  • Applicant’s Reply Date May 1