Thank you for your interest in Dean College. Our admissions staff is here to help you throughout the process.

Ready to Apply Now

Ready to apply? Show us who you are! Our counselors consider each application with a holistic review process that takes into account your potential as part of the Dean community. You also have the option to begin your first abroad before joining us at Dean! 

There are two ways to apply; the Common Application or the Dean College Application. Optional materials like your essay, letters of recommendation, and test scores only add to our understanding of who you are. They're not required, but they do give us another piece of the puzzle to consider your fit at Dean.

September 2024 (Fall) Applicants

Common Application

Dean College Application

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Application Process

At Dean College we make the application process simple. For details on the application process see below.

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

First Year Abroad 

International Students

Homeschool Students

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Enrollment

  • November 1: Early Action Priority Deadline (Non-Binding and Receive Decision by December 1st)
  • December 1: Early Action Deadline (Non-Binding and Receive Decision by December 20th)  
  • March 15: Priority Admissions Deadline 

Rolling admissions after March 15

Spring Semester Enrollment

  • December 1: Priority Admissions Deadline 

Rolling admissions after December 1

Dean College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the College.  Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, nation and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other College-administered programs.