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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.
  • Spring Semester: Students can apply to the spring semester as a first-time first-year student, a first-year transfer student or as an upperclass transfer student.
  • Reapplication: Students who applied to Case Western Reserve in the previous twelve months can submit a reapplication form and do not need to submit an application or an application fee. A final high school transcript is required. A current transcript and College Report, or a statement of current activities, where applicable, is required.

First-Year Applicant Deadlines

  Application Deadline Financial Aid Documents Deadline Notification Date (on or about) Deadline to Enroll
Early Action November 1 November 15 December 19 May 1
Early Decision I November 1 November 15 December 2 December 13
Pre-Professional Scholars Program December 1 December 15 February 1 May 1
Early Decision II January 15 January 15 Within 2 weeks of application completion (beginning Jan. 8) 1 week after admission
Regular Decision  January 15 February 1 March 20 May 1
Spring Semester  December 1*

Within 2 weeks of application completion

Within 2 weeks of application completion Within 2 weeks of admission

*Applications received after the Dec. 1 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

 

Transfer and 3/2 Engineering Applicant Deadlines

  Application Deadline Financial Aid DOCUMENTS DEADLINE Notification Date (on or about) Deadline to Enroll
Fall Semester Early Plan March 15 April 1 Within 2 weeks of application completion June 1
Fall Semester Regular Plan July 1 Within 2 weeks of application completion Within 2 weeks of application completion Within 2 weeks of admission
Spring Semester December 1* Within 2 weeks of application completion Within 2 weeks of application completion (beginning Oct. 1) Within 2 weeks of admission

*Applications received after the Dec. 1 deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.