If you are ready to discover The Dean Difference, then don't wait to apply.

Early Action at Dean

Dean College offers an Early Action Plan that will allow you to receive an earlier decision on your application.  

Apply by November 1st or December 1st

Those applying by November 1st should submit all required application materials (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) by November 20th for a decision by December 15th.

Those applying by December 1st should submit all required application materials (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) by December 20th for a decision by January 15th.

Pay your enrollment deposit by May 1st to hold your place in the class

Benefits of Early Action

  • We can review your application without your first semester senior grades.
  • You'll receive your scholarship award sooner (awards average $23,000/year for students living on campus!).
  • You'll receive top priority for housing registration.
  • You won't have to wait to get an admissions decision!

Information for Dance or Theatre Applicants

In addition to the regular application for admission requirements, applicants to degree programs in Dance or Theatre are required to submit a video audition. To be considered as an Early Action applicant, applicants to these programs complete their application and upload a video audition before Nov. 20th / Dec. 20th. Review our audition page to find information on video audition requirements and the review process. 

Information for Arch Program Applicants

In addition to the regular application for admission requirements, applicants to the Arch Program have additional requirements, including an interview for the program. To be considered as an Early Action applicant, applicants to the Arch Program should schedule their interview for an available date before Nov. 20th / Dec. 20th.

Questions About Early Action?

Contact your Admissions Counselor and he or she will be happy to assist you!