College Application Deadlines for Fall 2024 Admission

  • Most applications opened on August 1, 2023, for students applying for fall 2024 enrollment
    Most college applications — including the Common Application — opened on August 1, 2023, for those who plan to start college in fall 2024. That said, you may complete the general application components at any time before this date.

  • College deadlines most often fall between November and February.
    While most schools require similar application components, different admission options allow you to submit your application by different deadlines. The four basic options are early action, early decision, regular decision, and rolling admission.
  • Early admission means submitting your application sooner, usually by November.
  • Applying regular decisions gives you more time to work on application essays and take exams.
    Regardless of when you apply, you’ll likely need to submit a personal essay, 1-3 recommendation letters, official transcripts, and possibly SAT or ACT scores.

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