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. 

  • Visit The Common Application or the Dean College Application Page
  • 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 — optional, recommendations — optional) can be submitted online through your guidance office, by email to, by fax to 508-541-8726 or by mail to the Office of Admission, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

Application Requirements

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 (Optional) – Submitted scores will only be considered if they will benefit the applicant in the admission process.
  • 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) 

*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

Admissions Qualifications

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

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

  • November 1: Early Action Priority Deadline (Receive Decision Mid-December)
  • December 1: Early Action Deadline (Receive Decision Mid-January)  
  • March 15: Priority Admissions Deadline 

Rolling admissions after March 15

Spring Semester

  • 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.


Do you have questions regarding the application process? The Dean College admissions team is here to help! Contact us using the information below. 

Dean College Office of Admissions

Dean College Office of Admissions

Address 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038