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|