Early Decision Program

If you’re certain that Kalamazoo College is your top choice, applying Early Decision has its advantages. An Early Decision application tells us you want very much to be here at K—and we are particularly receptive to applicants who show they are passionate about attending Kalamazoo College. Early decision is open to all incoming first-year students, including international students.

By making your commitment early, you can save yourself time, expense and the stress of navigating the admission process with several institutions. You’ll be among the first to be considered for merit-based scholarships and to receive your financial aid package. If you’re not accepted for Early Decision, you will have ample time to apply to other colleges.

Early Decision also allows students who are participating in winter and/or spring sports an opportunity to complete the admission process prior to their season commencing.

Binding Decision

Early Decision is a binding commitment—if you are admitted, you agree to attend Kalamazoo College and to withdraw all other pending applications. Apply for Early Decision only if you are sure K is your first choice.

Financial Aid Options

As an Early Decision candidate, you will automatically be considered for merit-based scholarships. Merit-based scholarship award notifications will be included with the offer of admission.

Students needing a need-based financial aid estimate to make their decision should complete the ED Need-based Financial Aid Form. This form must be completed by December 1.  We anticipate the new Simplified FAFSA will be available in December and must be completed for an official financial aid offer. The FAFSA priority filing date is March 1

If, in the end, your financial aid package does not meet your family’s perceived need, then you can be released from the Early Decision agreement.

Early Decision Deadlines

November 1: CommonApp Deadline

December 1: Admission Decision Mailed

January 15: Deposit Due

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If Kalamazoo College is clearly your first choice, let us tell you more. Connect with us today.