Dates & Deadlines

Freshmen Application Deadlines

Early Decision Early Action I Early Action II Regular Decision
Application Due November 1 December 1 January 15* March 1
Notification (by mail) December 4 January 15 March 1 April 1
Deposit Due February 15 May 1 May 1 May 1

Library (3)Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall Term Admission — Regular Decision, August 1
Spring Term Admission — Regular Decision, January 15

See the Regular Decision Section below for notification details.

Explanation of Decision Plans

Early Decision

Students who identify Austin College as their top choice college prior to November 1 may apply Early Decision. Early Decision is a binding agreement which requires you to withdraw all other applications and attend Austin College if admitted, provided you are offered sufficient financial assistance.

To apply early decision, students must submit an application along with all required supplemental application items by November 1. Candidates should indicate on the application that they are applying under a binding Early Decision plan and submit the signed Early Decision Agreement Form.

Early Action

To receive priority consideration for admission and general academic scholarships, complete your Application for Admission by December 1 (Early Action I) or January 15 (Early Action II). We will mail your admission decision and (if applicable) academic scholarship to you by the notification deadlines posted above.

*Applicants for additional institutional and fine art scholarships must submit their application for admission and all required supplemental application items by January 15, Early Action II deadline. Then they should submit any scholarship applications by January 15.

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Regular Decision

Freshman applicants who submit an application any time after January 15 will be reviewed under the Regular Decision plan and are subject to space availability in the class. March 1 is the recommended deadline for this decision. Notification of your admission status to Austin College is typically made by April 1 or within two to four weeks upon completion of the admission file.

Transfer applicants are considered throughout the year. January 15 is the recommended deadline for spring admission and August 1 for fall admission. Notification of your transfer admission status to Austin College is typically made within two to six weeks of completion of the admission file.

Early Admission: Austin College accepts applications from qualified students who seek Early Admission. Normally, these students will be classified as second-semester juniors in high school at the time of their review for possible admission to Austin College. The college welcomes such applications with the understanding that successful candidates display a high degree of social maturity and present strong academic credentials. An admission interview and a letter of recommendation from a parent or guardian are required in addition to standard admission materials and requirements. Students desiring Early Admission should take the SAT or ACT prior to applying for admission.

Financial aid is available to Early Admission students if they are determined eligible after completion and analysis of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, it is mandatory by law that the students pass an independently administered standardized exam approved by the Department of Education. Both the ACT and SAT exams are approved for this purpose, if administered on one of the national test dates by a testing authority other than Austin College.

Accepting Admission

Freshmen students who are admitted under the Early Action or Regular Decision Plans may accept the offer of admission and confirm plans to enroll at Austin College by completing and signing a Matriculation Agreement and Commitment to Academic Integrity form.  The form may be returned along with a $350.00 matriculation deposit at any time after acceptance but no later than May 1, the National Candidate Reply Date. The deposit is refundable until May 1.

Freshmen students who are admitted under the Early Decision Plan must accept the offer of admission and confirm plans to enroll at Austin College by completing and signing a Matriculation Agreement and Commitment to Academic Integrity form.  The form may be returned along with a $350.00 matriculation deposit at any time after acceptance but no later than February 15. The deposit is non-refundable.

Transfer students who are admitted also must return a Matriculation Agreement and Commitment to Academic Integrity form and pay the required $350.00 matriculation deposit. Payment is due no later than two weeks prior to the start of term.