Early Decision I -- November 15
Early Decision II -- January 15
Regular Decision -- January 15
Application requirements are the same for early decision candidates as they are for regular decision candidates -- only the application deadlines are different (see Deadlines, above).
Applying for Early Decision does not
hurt your chances for financial aid. As with the regular decision financial aid process, students admitted under ED who apply for aid on time and demonstrate financial need will have their need met in full.
Although Early Decision is considered a binding agreement between an admitted student and Colgate, as would be the case for any other admitted student, early decision applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid if they have any questions on concerns about a family contribution that's been assessed or about an aid award that's been offered. It is essential that concerns be addressed before the enrollment deposit is paid.