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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 will be using the information you provide along with your application essay, high school transcript & secondary school report, teacher recommendation, counselor recommendation, and SAT or ACT scores to fully assess your candidacy for admission. The application fee is $40, payable online or by check. We use the Common Application Form online as our sole application. The Common Application and the accompanying supplement, teacher recommendation and counselor recommendation forms can be found at www.commonapp.org.
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As a first year applicant to Kalamazoo College, you may apply under any of the following three application programs; Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision. These programs are explained below. Also check our information for Transfer and International students.
Please review this information carefully before submitting your application.
|Program||Application Deadline||Notification Letter Mailed||Deposit Due|
|Early Decision||November 10||November 20||January 15|
|Early Action||November 20||December 20||May 1|
|Regular Decision||February 1||April 1||May 1|
|Transfer Applicants||May 1||May 15||June 1|
Merit-based scholarship award notifications will be included with the offer of admission.
There are benefits to applying early. You will learn of our decision well before the April 1 Regular Decision notification. You will learn of your admission decision and merit-based scholarship well before the April 1 Regular Decision notification.
What does Early Decision mean? Early Decision is the right option for you if Kalamazoo College is your clear first choice college and you want the opportunity to receive our earliest notification and financial aid package. If you are admitted and find our estimated financial aid package acceptable, you must commit to Kalamazoo College in January and withdraw all applications to other colleges and universities. Please note that if you do not accept our offer by January 15th, your offer of admission will be withdrawn. Early Decision is a binding program.
Applicants who feel it is necessary to base their college choice on the outcome of a need-based financial aid offer may not be well suited to apply for admission as an early decision candidate. Need-based financial aid for early decision applicants can only be an estimate, as the applicant cannot provide final tax year information until January1st.
What does Early Action mean? Early Action allows you to receive early notification for admission, but enables you to postpone your admission decision until May 1st.
Regular Decision is designed for students who do not wish to apply early. Admission through this program will depend on the quality of the applicant group and the number of offers and commitments we have experienced in the Early Decision and Early Action programs.
In order to complete your application for first year admission, in addition to submitting the Common Application online, you must submit an official high school transcript, ACT or SAT scores either on your official high school transcript or directly from the testing agency (our ACT code is 2018 and our SAT code is 1365), a teacher recommendation, and a secondary school report along with a counselor recommendation. We also require the MidYear Report from your counselor when 7th semester grades are available.