Colby has three admissions rounds, including two binding rounds of Early Decision: Early Decision I with a deadline of November 15 and Early Decision II with a deadline of January 1. Applicants for both rounds will learn of their decision about a month after the deadline. We also have a Regular Decision round with a deadline of January 1. If you’re 100 percent sure that Colby is for you, consider applying Early Decision. We’ll give you our decision quickly, but if you are admitted, we expect you to withdraw all other applications. If you’re still weighing your options, Regular Decision applications are due January 1, and we’ll let you know our decision by April 1.

Early Decision INov. 15Nov. 15Dec. 1On or before Dec. 15
Spring TransferNov. 15Nov. 15Nov. 15On or before Dec. 15
Early Decision IIJan. 1Jan. 1Jan. 15On or before Feb. 15
Regular DecisionJan. 1Jan. 15Jan. 15On or before April 1
Fall TransferApril 1April 1April 15On or before May 15

Early Decision Conversion: If you have filed your Regular Decision application prior to the deadlines of November 15 or January 1, you can convert your application to Early Decision by submitting a signed Early Decision Agreement by December 1 in the case of EDI, or by February 1 in the case of EDII.

Financial Aid Deadlines

DOCUMENTEarly decision IEarly Decision IIRegular Decision
College Board CSS ProfileNov. 15Jan. 1Jan. 15
FAFSA (required only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents) Nov. 15Jan. 1Jan. 15
2021 U.S. federal income tax returns and W-2 (parents and student; all pages and schedules)Nov. 15Jan. 1Jan. 15