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Three Possible Decisions

Regular Decision applications are reviewed in the same manner as applications for Early Decision admission. Candidacies will receive one of three possible decisions:

  • Admitted. Congratulations! If admitted, you will be expected to let us know your intent to enroll by May 1.
  • Waiting list. Visit our FAQs to learn more about Dartmouth's waiting list.
  • Denied. Best of luck to you on your journey.

Application Eligibility

  • If any Regular Decision applicant to Dartmouth is accepted by any other school under a College Board-approved, binding Early Decision plan, the applicant must inform the Office of Admissions and the application to Dartmouth will be withdrawn.
  • Students who are currently attending high school who anticipate graduating prior to enrolling at Dartmouth are eligible to apply for first-year admission.
  • Students who are pursuing their high school education through independent study or a home school program are eligible to apply for first-year admission.
  • Students who are currently dual-enrolled in college and high school but have not yet graduated are eligible to apply for first-year admission. This includes students pursuing an associate's degree while finishing high school.
  • Individuals who have completed high school and have not matriculated at a college may apply for first-year admission. If your education has been interrupted, you are encouraged to include details about your non-academic experiences in your application for admission.
  • Students who have completed high school and have matriculated at a college, even if they have attended for one term or less, must apply for transfer admission.
  • Individuals who have completed more than two full years of university-level coursework or who have already earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for admission.
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