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    Early Action InformationThank you for your interest in Dean College. We look forward to helping you become a part the Dean community. The admissions staff is here to help throughout the process, so please don't hesitate to contact us.

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    Please follow these easy steps to complete your application for admission to Dean College.

    1. Visit the Dean College Application Page or The Common Application.

    2. For the Dean College application, click on the appropriate online application for you (i.e. transfer student or freshman).  For the Common Application, if you have already created an account, simply add us to your list.
    After you have submitted your application please send your credentials (transcripts, test scores - optional, recommendations-optional) either by e-mail to, fax to 508-541-8726 or mail to the Office of Admission, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038.

    Application Requirements 

    • Application for Admission 

    • 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) - Our application form includes a brief optional 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) 

    • Candidates applying to the Arch Learning Community must also submit a supplemental application. Details for additional requirements, including an interview, can be found here.

    • Candidates for Dance and Theatre are required to audition and submit a photo and performance resume. (Candidates for Technical Theatre and Theatre Studies click here for requirements in lieu of an audition.)

    Please note: The admissions office reserves the right to request additional information to assist with your application review.

    Students who have previously applied to Dean College must complete a Reactivation Form. After receipt, the admissions staff will contact you regarding specific application requirements.

    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

    One year of foreign language study is also recommended*

    Application Deadlines

    Fall Semester
    November 1: Early Action Priority Deadline (Submit all required materials by November 20th and receive decision by mid-December)
    December 1: Early Action Deadline (Submit all required materials by December 20th and receive decision by 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.

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