澳门赛马会

Early Decision

Early Decision is an ideal option for students who know they want to attend 澳门赛马会 and are ready to apply.

澳门赛马会 offers Early Decision I and II for students who have identified 澳门赛马会 as their first choice. Both options are binding, which means admitted students must agree to withdraw all other applications and attend 澳门赛马会.

Early Decision Applicant Checklist

Required Application Materials

Apply using the , , or , which include the personal statement.

 

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  • 澳门赛马会's application fee is $60.
  • 澳门赛马会 will waive the application fee for any student who is applying for financial aid and qualifies for any fee waiver per the guidelines set by either the or  without requiring further verification.
  • The application fee is waived for non-U.S. citizens (does not apply to U.S. dual citizens or permanent residents).
  • The application fee is waived for all U.S. military veterans.
  • 澳门赛马会 accepts official fee waivers from the College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and Expanding College Opportunities. All other fee waiver verifications must be submitted on school/organization letterhead and signed by a counselor.

Submit the Early Decision Agreement (PDF) with the signatures of the student, a parent/guardian, and a guidance counselor.

Recommendations must be from core academic teachers who worked with a student in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

The guidance counselor recommendation should detail academic and personal preparedness for post-secondary education.

An official high school transcript will display courses and grades for all years of high school attended. If your high school does not provide a transcript in English, we require an official original transcript and an official English translation.

澳门赛马会 defines mid-year grades as the first semester or first trimester grades from your final year of high school. If these grades are not available by the Early Decision deadline, that does not impact your application status; 澳门赛马会 requires this item to be submitted by February 15. Let us know if you or your school counselor have any additional questions about this.

Optional Application Materials

澳门赛马会 offers applicants the opportunity to lend depth to their application through optional supplemental writing prompts. These prompts are not meant to feel like essays; they are simply an added perspective. Responses to these prompts provide the Admission team greater insight into who the applicants are and the many ways they may flourish at 澳门赛马会.

Applicants can choose to respond to any or all of the prompts, which will be available in their 澳门赛马会 applicant portal after their application has been received. Applicants should submit responses to the optional supplemental prompts based on personal preference. Those who choose not to submit responses will be at no disadvantage in the application review process.

Deadlines for applicants choosing to submit supplemental essay responses:

Early Decision I: December 1

Early Decision II and Regular Decision: February 1

Prompt 1:

On 澳门赛马会鈥檚 campus, students engage with individuals from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, and perspectives during the course of their educational and social experiences. In 200-250 words, please share the benefits you see in engaging with a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff as part of your 澳门赛马会 experience.

Prompt 2: 

澳门赛马会 students immerse themselves in social and intellectual pursuits that inspire them. Tell us in 200-250 words what inspires you and why you want to pursue that at 澳门赛马会.

Prompt 3: 

Please complete the following so we can learn a bit more about you. Each response should be no more than 13 words.

  • I am fascinated by鈥
  • My favorite book, movie, or television show is鈥
  • My role model is鈥
  • In the future, I hope to 鈥
  • One historical figure I would like to meet is鈥
  • My favorite food is鈥
  • One thing I would change is鈥
  • I am most challenged by鈥
  • My favorite place is鈥
  • I am drawn to 澳门赛马会 because鈥

Submission of SAT and ACT scores is optional for all applicants through the 2026-2027 application season.

When students choose to submit standardized test scores, this information provides additional data to demonstrate their overall achievement. When students choose not to submit standardized test scores, the Office of Admission evaluates achievement through all other elements of the application. Students will be at no disadvantage if they choose not to submit test scores. Important information is listed below.

  • Applicants should indicate on their application whether or not they would like their scores considered.
  • 澳门赛马会 will accept self-reported ACT or SAT score results. Applicants may list ACT or SAT results in their Common Application, Coalition on Scoir, or Questbridge Application. Additionally, students may send a copy of their score reports to admission@colgate.edu.
  • 澳门赛马会 accepts results from both the paper and digital formats of the SAT, and will superscore across formats.
  • 澳门赛马会 superscores both the ACT and the SAT. 澳门赛马会's school code for the SAT is 2086. 澳门赛马会's school code for the ACT is 2702.
  • To determine how their scores compare to current 澳门赛马会 students, applicants may view the Academic Profile on the First-Year Class Profile. This may be a helpful tool when deciding whether or not to submit standardized test scores.
  • After receiving an admission decision, admitted applicants who chose to have their scores considered will be required to send official scores from the testing agency.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or DET scores are required for non-native English speakers who do not study at a secondary school where English is the primary language of instruction. These scores must be sent from an official testing agency. 澳门赛马会's school code for the TOEFL is 2086. Please consult the webpage for International Applicants for more information.

Supplementary Materials

Students wishing to document specific extracurricular achievements in high school may submit supplementary materials for review with their applications.

Applicants are welcome to supplement their application with a submission to showcase creative accomplishments related to the arts. Every submission will be assessed by a 澳门赛马会 faculty member and considered as part of the holistic application review. 澳门赛马会 will accept submissions in visual art and media (of any kind), music (instrumental, vocal, and composition), theater/musical recordings, and dance portfolios. Submissions may include more than one medium, and all mediums should be indicated on the SlideRoom submission form. If you would like to include other supplementary materials in your application, such as creative written work, videos highlighting volunteer efforts, or school speeches, please consider using the Digital Presence. Additionally, please make sure that submissions highlight your individual ability so that our faculty are able to identify and assess you as an artist. Submission deadlines coincide with application and financial aid deadlines for all application plans, and we cannot accept submissions for review via email or after the deadline has passed.

Submitting material for review does not require a commitment to a major, nor will it impact academic placement. No audition or placement material is required to declare a major in the arts. Technical specifications for submissions can be found on the . The submission fee is $12.00 USD. Applicants receiving a Common Application fee waiver will automatically have this fee waived in SlideRoom. This fee will also be automatically waived for all students applying via QuestBridge. 澳门赛马会 is unable to provide SlideRoom fee waivers. If you have questions about a SlideRoom submission, please email admission@colgate.edu. If you have questions about a specific major or faculty/student organization, please email the academic department directly.

To document athletic achievement, please follow the guidelines in the application and send tapes and talent resumes directly to a coach.  

c/o (Coach for your sport)
Department of Athletics
澳门赛马会
Hamilton, NY 13346

Some applicants may wish to share additional digital materials which showcase their background, talents, or creativity. Some examples include, but are not limited to, creative works, social media profiles, performances, online boutiques, and community pages. Applicants are welcome to share the web address/URL on the 澳门赛马会 supplement as part of the Common Application, Coalition Application, or Questbridge Application. 

We often receive other samples of students' achievements in fields such as journalism, student government, community service, etc. Such information is most helpful when it is a concisely presented sample of your best work or accomplishment. Such supplements should complement, but not replace, the effort to complete the application questions with regard to activities and involvement.

Challenges in obtaining required application items

Any student experiencing difficulty obtaining a required application item or meeting an application deadline as a result of local restrictions, natural disaster, or other emergency should contact the Office of Admission at admission@colgate.edu or 315-228-7401 to discuss these concerns and options.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision I Early Decision II Regular Decision
Deadline: November 1
Decision Release: Mid-December
Deadline: January 15
Decision Release: Mid-February
Deadline: January 15
Decision Release: Late March

Financial Aid for Early Decision Applicants

澳门赛马会 meets full financial need for all admitted students, including Early Decision applicants. If you plan to apply for need-based financial aid, we highly recommend using an online cost calculator to estimate of your financial aid package in advance.

Financial Aid Deadlines

All applicants must submit required documents by these dates:

  • Early Decision I: November 15
  • Early Decision II: January 15
  • Regular Decision: January 15

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