Admission Decisions

The table below indicates the application deadlines and the corresponding notification dates.

Notification Priority If Completed Application Is Received By Admission Decision Will Be Mailed
Early DecisionNovember 1December 1
Early ActionNovember 15February 1
Regular DecisionJanuary 15March 1

Students whose completed applications are received after January 15 will be notified of their status on a rolling basis after March1 if space is available.

Students admitted for the fall semester may reserve space in the student body by submitting the required deposits on or before May 1. These deposits, which are nonrefundable, are $500 for resident students and $300 for commuting students. The deposits are applied toward the comprehensive fees due for the fall semester (or, for students entering Wofford in the spring semester, are applied toward the comprehensive fees due for that semester). Available spaces in campus residence halls are limited, and assignments to them are made according to the dates the deposits are received by the Admission Office.

Early Decision

This application deadline is recommended for students for whom Wofford is a clear first choice.

Early Decision at Wofford allows students for whom Wofford is a first choice to commit to the college at the point of application. To apply for Early Decision, students must submit a completed application for admission and other required information by November 1. Students who are admitted Early Decision are expected to enroll at Wofford. This application deadline is binding, and students admitted through Early Decision must pay their $500 nonrefundable housing deposit ($300 for commuting students) by January 15 and withdraw applications to all other colleges or universities. Students applying for Early Decision to Wofford may not apply to other institutions in a binding Early Decision option.

All applicants for Early Decision can be considered for merit and need-based financial aid. If, after signing the Early Decision agreement and committing to enroll at Wofford if admitted, Wofford is not affordable, students applying for Early Decision may be released from the Early Decision commitment.

Early Action

This application deadline is recommended for students who do not have a clear first choice college at the point of application.

Early Action is a nonbinding application deadline and allows students to receive a decision about admission and scholarship earlier in the process than a Regular Decision applicant. Students must apply by November 15 and, if admitted, have until May 1 to make a decision about where they will enroll. The nonrefundable $500 housing deposit ($300 for commuting students) is due on or before May 1.

Regular Decision

This application deadline is recommended for students who do not have a clear first choice at the point of application and cannot meet the Early Action deadline.

Regular Decision is a nonbinding application deadline. Students must apply by January 15 and, if admitted, have until May 1 to make a decision about where they will enroll. The nonrefundable $500 housing deposit ($300 for commuting students) is due on or before May 1.