Dates and Deadlines
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.
|ROUND||ADMISSIONS DEADLINE||FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE||OPTIONAL MATERIALS DUE||DECISIONS RELEASED|
|Early Decision I||Nov. 15||Nov. 15||Dec. 1||On or before Dec. 15|
|Spring Transfer||Nov. 15||Nov. 15||Nov. 15||On or before Dec. 15|
|Early Decision II||Jan. 1||Jan. 1||Jan. 15||On or before Feb. 15|
|Regular Decision||Jan. 1||Jan. 15||Jan. 15||On or before April 1|
|Fall Transfer||April 1||April 1||April 15||On 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
|DOCUMENT||Early decision I||Early Decision II||Regular Decision|
|College Board CSS Profile||Nov. 15||Jan. 1||Jan. 15|
|FAFSA (required only for U.S. citizens and permanent residents)||Nov. 15||Jan. 1||Jan. 15|
|2021 U.S. federal income tax returns and W-2 (parents and student; all pages and schedules)||Nov. 15||Jan. 1||Jan. 15|