Students for whom Gettysburg College is a first choice are strongly encouraged to apply for Early Decision admission. The deadline for Early Decision I is November 15 and the deadline for Early Decision II is January 15. A non-refundable fee of $60 must be sent with the application. Those students accepted under this admission plan are obligated to enroll at Gettysburg College and to withdraw applications submitted to other institutions. Notification of the decision on admission will be mailed within a month after the deadline. Payment of a $500 deposit is required to validate this offer of acceptance.
Although the Early Decision applicant should take the SAT I or the ACT in the junior year, scores from the October/November testing date of the senior year will also be considered. Some Early Decision applicants who are not offered acceptance at that time will be deferred to the Regular Decision admission pool and their application will be reviewed again. Additional semester grades or new test scores may be submitted for students deferred to Regular Decision.
Students applying as Regular Decision candidates to Gettysburg College should submit an application by January 15; a nonrefundable fee of $60 must be sent with the application. Most offers of acceptance will be mailed by late March. Payment of a $500 deposit is required to validate the offer of acceptance. Since Gettysburg College subscribes to the principle of the Candidate's Reply Date, students have until May 1 to make their decision and pay the advance fee.