Early Decision Applicants

Sometimes you just know it.

The Early Decision option is ideal if Allegheny is your first choice school. This option allows you to solidify your college plans at your top college choice early during your senior high school year. To recognize that Early Decision students make a commitment to us, we’re making a commitment to you by offering additional benefits to those considering applying Early Decision and to those who are ultimately admitted through the Early Decision program.

This year we are excited to announce a few benefits of applying Early Decision:

  1. Get your decision early! If you apply by the Early Decision You’ll be able to sit back and relax knowing that you’ll have your decision weeks or months before other applicants.
  2. Increase your chances of admission. When you apply Early Decision, you are competing amongst a smaller pool of applicants overall.
  3. First Choice of Housing! Are you interested in a single? First-year students are rarely given this option, but not for Early Decision students.
  4. Free Parking! Not only for your first year but for all four years at Allegheny.
  5. Register Early! You will work with an advisor and choose your classes before anyone else.

If you are ready to commit to Allegheny, we encourage you to submit your Early Decision application today!
Early Decision deadline: November 1

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How To Apply Early Decision

Confirm your status as an Early Decision applicant by submitting the Early Decision Agreement Form with all other application materials.

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Early Decision applicants may only submit Regular Decision/non-binding applications to other colleges and universities.

If you are admitted to Allegheny College under the Early Decision Plan and your financial aid award is satisfactory, you are obligated to enroll and adhere to the following two requirements:

  1. Submit the $400 enrollment deposit by the date required in the acceptance letter (typically four weeks are given)
  2. Withdraw all applications from other colleges/universities upon acceptance from Allegheny (students must notify each school)

Financial Aid for Early Decision Applicants

Early Decision candidates applying for need-based financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as they are able. Allegheny’s Federal Code is 003230.

Delayed Notification

In some cases, the Admissions Committee will request additional information before making an official decision for Early Decision applicants. The committee may request mid-year grades or new test scores or may ask the student to schedule an interview with an admissions counselor. Any new information will then be considered prior to making a final decision. A candidate’s admission status will not be adversely influenced by the Committee’s request, and applicants should continue the application process.