Thank you for your interest in Dean College. We look forward to helping you become a part of the Dean community.
Ready to apply?
Please follow these easy steps to complete your application for admission. Remember, Dean College uses a holistic review process that evaluates your application for your potential as part of the Dean community.
- Visit our Dean College Application Page for all the details.
- For The Common Application, if you have already created an account, simply add us to your list. For the Dean College application, click on the appropriate online application for you (i.e. freshman or transfer).
After you have submitted your application your credentials (transcripts, test scores (not required), optional recommendations) can be submitted online through your guidance office, by email to email@example.com, by fax to 508-541-8726 or by mail to the Office of Admission, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038.
In addition to your application for admission please review and submit the following:
- High School Transcript or results from the GED or HSE
- SAT/ACT Test Scores (Not Required) – Submitted scores are only considered if they benefit the applicant in the admission process and never negatively affect admission or scholarship consideration.
- Letter(s) of Recommendation (Optional) - A letter is optional, but it is a great way to learn more about you. If you are submitting a recommendation a letter from your college counselor or from a teacher who has taught you in an academic subject is most helpful.
- Personal Statement or Essay (Optional) - Both applications include the opportunity for a brief personal statement (essay) but you are welcome to submit it as a separate document. A writing sample on a topic of your choice can help us learn more about your background and goals.
- College Transcript (if applicable)
During the review process, our counselors consider your potential as part of the Dean community. Optional materials like your essay, letters of recommendation, and test scores add to our understanding of who you are. These materials are not required, but they do give us another piece of the puzzle to consider your fit at Dean College.
*The admissions office reserves the right to request additional information to assist with your application review.*
Program Specific Requirements
- Dance and Theatre Applicants - Candidates for Dance or Theatre are required to audition and submit a photo and performance resume.
- Arch Program Applicants - Candidates for the Arch Program can find additional requirements, including details on scheduling an interview for the program, here.
Students who have previously applied to Dean College, but did not enroll, should not reapply. Please complete our Reactivation Form. After receipt, the admissions staff will contact you regarding specific application requirements.
Students who were previously enrolled at Dean College and are looking to re-enroll, should not reapply. Please contact the Registrar's Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dean College Admissions uses a holistic review process that considers each applicant for their potential and fit at Dean. Each part of the application, whether a required or optional material, allows our admissions counselors to understand you as a student but also as a person and member of a diverse and engaged community. We evaluate each application for demonstrated potential for success in a rigorous college program through a student's high school course selection, academic performance, recommendation letters, and extra-curricular activities.
Applicants for admission should have completed the following high school curriculum:
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of Math
- 3 years of Science
- 3 years of Social Science
Flexibility due to COVID-19
We understand your school might have made changes to grading policies or you may have missed opportunities to take standardized tests or participate in extra-curricular activities. If your school made changes during remote learning, we will be working with schools and counselors to evaluate academic records appropriately. For all other changes to your junior and senior years, you will have the opportunity within the Common Application and the Dean Application to give us more information regarding COVID-19 impacts on you or your family.
If you have any questions about our admission criteria, please contact us using the information below.
- November 1: Early Action Priority Deadline (Non-Binding and Receive Decision Mid-December)
- December 1: Early Action Deadline (Non-Binding and Receive Decision Mid-January)
- March 15: Priority Admissions Deadline
Rolling admissions after March 15
- 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.
Dean College is committed to providing a high quality education at an affordable value. To be considered for maximum financial aid opportunities, students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
FAFSA FILING INCENTIVE
For students admitted by January 15th (they'll need to apply Early Action) and submit their FAFSA, they will receive a minimum $2,000 award on top of any merit scholarships and regardless of need. This award is renewable each year provided students complete the FAFSA yearly.
Do you have questions regarding the application process? The Dean College admissions team is here to help! Contact us using the information below.