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Ready to take the first step?

There are few things as exciting as starting college, but we know the application journey can feel pretty stressful.

Check out our comprehensive application guides below or connect with our dedicated admissions team. We're here to help you navigate every part of the process.

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Application Guides

Deadlines for Admissions and Financial Aid

First-Year Students

Applicant Group Application Deadline Admission Notification
Early Decision I Nov. 1 Dec. 15
Early Decision II Jan. 3 Feb. 1
Regular Decision Jan. 3 April 1
The Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) Feb. 1 April 1

Transfer Students

Looking to make a move and continue your college journey at Brandeis? Check out the dates below, and be sure to explore the transfer applicant guide and transfer FAQ.

Applicant Group Application Deadline Admission Notification
Fall Transfer Extended to April 3 Rolling (April-June)

Currently, Brandeis is not offering transfer admission for the spring semester. 

Verification of Credentials

We value academic integrity, and work hard to verify all application materials. Our Admissions Committee continually evaluates the accuracy of credentials; and in cases where we discover falsified materials we deny admission to the applicant. Falsified or misleading application materials discovered after admission, enrollment or even graduation may result in the withdrawal of our admission offer, withdrawal from the University or revocation of any degree conferred, as deemed appropriate by the Admissions Committee.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Brandeis University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race; color; ancestry; religious creed; gender identity and expression; national or ethnic origin; sex; sexual orientation; age; genetic information; disability; Vietnam-era veteran, qualified special, disabled veteran or other eligible veteran status; or any other category protected by law.