Deadlines & Notifications

Due to the introduction of the new Common Application and the challenges it has posed for some students and schools, some of our application deadlines have changed. New deadlines are below. While we recognize that these difficulties may have impacted you during this already-stressful time of year, rest assured they will not impact our thorough and thoughtful application review in any way.

First-Year Application Deadlines


First-Year Applicants Application Deadline Admission Notification
Early Decision I Nov. 8 Dec. 15
Early Decision II Jan. 1 Feb. 1
Regular Decision Jan. 8 April 1
Spring/Freshman Admission Nov. 8 Dec. 1
Transitional Year Program (TYP) March 1 April 17


Midyear Admission

Each year about 10 percent of admitted students are placed in the "Midyear Class," which begins in January. Students admitted to the Midyear Class can spend the fall semester months pursuing other activities and interests. Many use this time to work or travel; some take for-credit classes at a local college or university.

Brandeis also offers a number of Midyear Study Abroad Programs for students who are interested in taking advantage of a study-abroad opportunity.

Both fall and spring first-years receive a specially tailored orientation program that will welcome and introduce you to the Brandeis community.

Students admitted to the Midyear Class will receive additional information at that time.


Transfer Student Application Deadlines

Transfer Applicants Application Deadline Admission Notification
Fall Transfer April 1 Rolling, usually April through June
Spring Transfer

Nov. 8

Dec. 1


Admission notification date is the date by which your offer of admission will be available online and admission letters are postmarked and sent in the mail.

Financial Aid deadlines are available on the Office of Student Financial Services Website.