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Plan now to start your future.

At Case Western Reserve University, we review each application for admission carefully, taking into consideration your academic background, life experiences and interests. You should plan to submit your application and materials based on your chosen decision timeline.

Unsure of what each decision option means? Here’s a quick primer:

  • Early Action: You can apply earlier and get an admission decision and financial aid package (if applicable) sooner, without being committed to enrolling at Case Western Reserve University.
  • Early Decision (I and II): If CWRU is your clear top-pick college, Early Decision is the perfect choice. Early Decision is a contract between you and the university: If Case Western Reserve accepts you, you agree to withdraw all other college applications and enroll at CWRU.
  • Pre-Professional Scholars Program: Be considered for conditional admission to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine or School of Dental Medicine—before you even begin undergraduate work. Learn more about PPSP, including how to apply.
  • Regular Decision: This follows all of the deadlines and requirements you might expect—no additional application materials or earlier deadline considerations necessary.

First-Year Applicant Deadlines (2018)

  Application Deadline Financial Aid Documents Deadline Notification Date (on or about) Deadline to Enroll
Early Action November 1 November 15 December 17 May 1
Early Decision I November 1 November 15 December 17 January 1
Pre-Professional Scholars Program December 1 December 15 February 1 May 1
Early Decision II January 15 January 15 February 1 February 15
Regular Decision  January 15 February 1 March 20 May 1

Transfer and 3/2 Engineering Applicant Deadlines (2018)

  Application Deadline Financial Aid Notification Date (on or about) Deadline to Enroll
Fall Semester Early Plan March 15 April 1 May 1 June 1
Fall Semester Regular Plan May 1 May 15 June 1 July 1
Spring Semester October 1 October 15 November 1 December 1