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Application Deadlines | Financial Aid Deadlines

Bennington College offers an application plan to fit every college search. Increasingly, our applicants indicate strong interest in early admission programs, and in response, we support both Early Decision and Early Action plans. For our Fall 2014 entering class, over a third of Bennington applicants chose to submit an early application, and nearly half of our entering students enrolled through an early application program.

Early Decision

  • Binding application
  • Bennington is your first choice
  • Application due November 15 (ED1) or
    January 15 (ED2)
  • Notification December 17 (ED1) or
    February 20 (ED2)
  • Admitted students deposit immediately

Early Action

  • Non-binding application
  • Bennington is on your college list
  • Application due December 1
  • Notification January 28
  • Admitted students have until May 1 to pay enrollment fee.

Frequently Asked Questions

EarlyApp_FAQ

  • What is the difference between Early Decision and Early Action?

  • Should I apply Early Decision?

  • Should I apply Early Action?

  • What if I apply early and am not admitted?

  • What if Iā€™m not ready to apply early?

International Students and Early Admission

International students who are not applying for financial aid are welcome to apply Early Decision I or II. International applicants seeking financial aid should apply using the Early Action or Regular Decision plans.