First-Year Application Deadlines

First-Year Applicants Application Deadline Admission Notification*
Early Decision I Nov. 1 Dec. 15
Early Decision II Jan. 1 Feb. 1
Regular Decision Jan. 1 April 1
The Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) February 1 April 1

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 March 15 Rolling, usually April
through June
Spring Transfer Nov. 1 Dec. 1

A Note for Students from Disaster-Struck Areas

We offer our condolences to students and families who are facing hardship in the wake of the hurricanes and wildfires that struck parts of the United States this fall. We are willing to provide reasonable accommodations for deadline extensions upon request, including the submission of applications, transcripts, standardized test scores, recommendations, and other supporting materials. To request an extension or an accommodation of any kind, please email your admissions counselor.

*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.