How to Apply

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Kalamazoo College uses a holistic review process to fully assess your candidacy for admission, thus all materials you submit will be considered. We encourage you to read the information below on how to apply so you can understand what makes a student a good fit for K and which application materials are required.

Information for transfer, international and home-schooled students can be found on their respective web pages.

Contact your admission counselor with any questions about the application process!

Admission Profile


  • Average GPA: 3.9
  • ACT Middle 50%: 26-30*
  • SAT Middle 50%: 1100-1350 (math and critical reading)*
  • High School Curriculum: 91 percent of admitted students complete at least one advanced (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment) course in high school.

*Kalamazoo College has a Test Optional admission policy.

How to Apply: Required First-Year Application Materials


  • Common Application, including the Common Application essay
  • High School Transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation and Secondary School Report
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report (once your seventh semester grades are available)

Additional Optional Components Include:

Application Programs


Binding Application Programs

  • Open to all incoming first-year students, including international students
  • If you apply and are admitted to K as an Early Decision candidate, you must withdraw applications you have submitted to other institutions
  • Requires Early Decision Agreement Form in addition to all other application materials
  • Read more about our binding Early Decision I & II application programs

Non-Binding Application Programs

  • Early Action
  • Regular Decision

Deadlines


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 1 February 15 March 1
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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