How to Apply

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You are about to engage in one of the most important parts of the admission process. We encourage you to be thoughtful and thorough regarding the information you provide in your application. We use a holistic review process to fully assess your candidacy for admission, thus all materials you submit will be considered.

Information for Transfer, International, and Homeschooled students can be found on their respective webpages. If you have questions about applying, contact your admission counselor!

Materials Required to Complete First Year Application

  • Common Application, including the Common Application essay
  • High School Transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation and Secondary School Report
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • MidYear Report (once your 7th semester grades are available)

Additional Optional Components Include:

Application Programs

Binding Programs

Right option if Kalamazoo College is your clear first choice
Require Early Decision Agreement Form with application

Non-Binding Programs

  • Early Action
  • Regular Decision


Program Application Deadline Notification Letter Mailed Deposit Due
Early Decision November 1 December 1 January 15
Early Action November 1 December 20 May 1
Regular Decision January 15 April 1 May 1
Early Decision II February 15 March 1 March 15
Transfer Applicants May 1 May 15 June 1

Merit-based scholarship award notifications will be included with the offer of admission.

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