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Checklist

Understand the basics and stay on track though the application process.

Regular Decision Checklist by Date

Here's your list of forms to complete, applications to submit, and events to pay attention to. Make sure you take care of your paperwork before the deadline.

Printable Regular Decision Checklist (PDF)

August

  • The new Common App application goes live, so you can start your application process.

Due January 1

Required for all Applicants

  • $80 First-Year Application Fee or Fee Waiver
  • Common Application 
  • Dartmouth Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report with Transcript and School Profile 
  • Secondary School Report: Counselor Recommendation 
  • Teacher Evaluation 1 
  • Teacher Evaluation 2  
  • SAT with essay or ACT with writing

Required If English is a foreign language

  • TOEFL or IELTS (unless English is your first language or the primary language of instruction at the your secondary school.) 

Required for Financial Aid Applicants when applicable​

Recommended

  • Peer Evaluation (Strongly encouraged. Located within the "Other Recommender" section of the Common Application) 

  • 2 SAT Subject Tests (recommended)

Optional

  • Arts Supplement

Late January

All Applicants

  • Last available Standardized Testing date

January to February

Required

  • Mid-Year Report

Optional

  • Admissions Interview by Alumni Invitation Only

Due February 1st

Required for All US Citizen, Permanent Residents, & International Financial Aid Applicants

  • CSS Profile

Required for All US Citizens & Permanent Resident Financial Aid Applicants residing in the US

  • FAFSA 

Due FEBRUARY 15

Required for Financial Aid Applicants when applicable

  • Noncustodial Parent Profile 

Required for All US Citizens & Permanent Resident Financial Aid Applicants residing in the US

  • Institutional Documentation Service IDOC Packet (if applicable: Business/Farm supplement, signed 2016 Tax Returns and W-2 for parents, students & non-custodial parents) 

Required for International Financial Aid Applicants Only

Due Early April

All Applicants

  • Regular Decision Admissions Notification

Admitted Financial Aid Applicants

  • Financial Aid Awards posted online 

Due April

Admitted Financial Aid Applicants

  • Reviews and appeals of Financial Aid packages 

Due May 1

Required for Admitted Applicants

  • Regular Decision Intent to Enroll reply-by deadline

Due MAY and JUNE

Required for Waitlisted Applicants 

  • Brief update on recent notable academic, extracurricular, and personal accomplishments 
  • Waiting list decision notification when available 

Due JUNE 1

Admitted Applicants Wishing to Defer

  • Deadline to request to defer enrollment

Due June

Required for Enrolling Students

  • Final Secondary School Report and Transcript 

Due JULY 1

Required for Waitlisted Applicants

  • Deadline to request to defer enrollment 

 

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