If Gettysburg is your top choice, why wait? Students who apply under the Early Decision plan will receive their admissions decision within one month of the deadline.
Gettysburg College’s Early Decision plans are intended for students who have conducted a thorough and thoughtful college search and decided that Gettysburg is their first-choice college. Applicants under Early Decision are committing to attend Gettysburg College.
In recent years, about 40 percent of Gettysburg’s first-year students have been enrolled through Early Decision.
Are you still wondering what Early Decision is? Below we dispel five common myths about applying Early Decision and you will learn why Gettysburgians decided Early Decision was the right choice for them.
Why I applied Early Decision
When I first toured Gettysburg, I knew right away it was a great choice to apply Early Decision. I immediately connected with the College’s mission and core values and could picture myself as a student here. The College stood out to me in the application process for its dedicated professors, residential campus, and small classes. In the end, I am so happy with the decision that I made. I highly recommend applying Early Decision if you are considering it, as it is a great feeling to be able to show the College you are fully committed.
I decided to go Early Decision because I realized that Gettysburg College was the right place for me. It had the right programs, the right culture, and an excellent location. … My interview with Courtney Best, senior associate director of admissions and coordinator of western recruitment, really made me know that the environment I would be living and learning in for the next four years was perfect for me.