Plans and Deadlines

Fall 2024 Enrollment Deadlines

Fall 2024 Enrollment Deadlines
Application PlanApplication DeadlineFinancial Aid DeadlineDecision Notification
Early Decision INovember 1CSS Profile and IDOC: 
December 6;
FAFSA: January 31
By December 15
Emory University Scholar ProgramsNovember 15

Based on selected decision plan

By March 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 1CSS Profile and IDOC: 
January 10;  
FAFSA: January 31
By February 15
Regular DecisionJanuary 1CSS Profile and IDOC: 
January 31;  
FAFSA: January 31
By April 1
Fall TransferMarch 15May 1By Early May

We have no preference for one application over the other. Select the one that suits your application needs best.

Early Decision

If Emory University is your first choice school, you can apply under one of two Early Decision (ED) plans. You can apply ED to Emory, Oxford, or both. You can also apply ED to one and Regular Decision to the other.

Both Early Decision plans are binding, meaning that if the university admits you, and if we make the education affordable, you must pay your admission deposit and enroll.

Learn more about Early Decision
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Regular Decision

snowy quad scene

Applying Regular Decision allows you more time to make your college choice and is the traditional, nonbinding application. Applicants can apply to Emory College, Oxford College, or to both schools with one application. The majority of our applicants apply Regular Decision.

Learn more about Regular Decision

Spring Start at Oxford College

Each spring, Oxford College welcomes a small cohort of students who have taken the fall semester to further explore academic interests, pursue an internship, travel abroad, or gain work experience. This is a perfect opportunity for students to gain admission to Oxford in their senior year, and then take the fall semester to enjoy real-world learning before joining us on campus in January.

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Additional Programs to Consider

Emory University Scholars Program

The Emory University Scholar Programs provide financial awards, dedicated programming, and distinct opportunities to exceptional incoming first-year students. Students seeking merit-based scholarships at Emory University must apply by the Emory University Scholar programs deadline of November 15 and select their admission plan (see chart above).

Learn more about Emory Scholar programs.


QuestBridge is a national nonprofit program that identifies high-achieving, low-income students nationwide and connects them with the nation’s best colleges and universities. To apply to Emory University through QuestBridge, high school seniors must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match program.

Learn more about Questbridge