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Applying to Carleton

We're looking forward to learning more about you. The application is your opportunity to show off your talents, share your perspective, and help us see how you might fit into our community.

We're looking forward to learning more about you. The application is your opportunity to show off your talents, share your perspective, and help us see how you might fit into our community.

Step 1: Submit Part I

Submit the (optional) Part I. This lets us know that you plan to apply to Carleton and helps us keep in touch. We’ll guide you through submitting and tracking the remaining documents we need.

Submit Part I

Step 2: Complete Your Application

Which application is right for you? We treat them all equally.

Common Application
QuestBridge Application
Coalition Application

Step 3: Track Your Status

Once you’ve submitted your complete application, you’ll get log-in information for the application status page. It’s where we’ll show you which documents we’ve received and post your admissions decision.

Your Application Status

Dates to Remember

Fall Early Decision:

Deadline: November 15
Notification By: December 15

Winter Early Decision:

Deadline: January 15
Notification By: February 15

Regular Decision:

Deadline: January 15
Notification By: April 1

QuestBridge:

Deadline: late September
Notification By: December 1

Transfer:

Deadline: March 31
Notification By: May 15

Financial Aid Documents:

Deadline: same as admissions round
Notification: with acceptance letter

Application Tips

There’s a lot to consider when applying to college. We’ll walk you through some of the more complicated parts of the process.

Questions? We’re here to help.

Applying to college is exciting—at least, it should be. When you hit stumbling points, feel free to reach out. We’re happy to help.

Phone: 507-222-4190
Fax: 507-222-4526
Email: admissions@carleton.edu
Location: Scoville Hall (105 North College Street)