Most Commonly Searched Terms
The college admissions process involves terminology you might not encounter anywhere else. Use this online glossary to get up to speed on key admissions words and phrases.
An in-person or virtual interview offered by a Dartmouth alumnus/a to first-year applicants.
Students applying through the Early Decision cycle have the opportunity to gain early acceptance. Admission is “binding” which means students admitted to Dartmouth early are required to enroll.
Dartmouth considers candidacies of all non-U.S. citizens to be international students, with the following exceptions: permanent residents, eligible non-citizens, and undocumented students in the U.S.
Online calculator that provides prospective applicants with an estimate of their net cost. It is not designed for use by Canadian, international, or returning students.
Dartmouth requires standardized testing scores as part of your application.
Transfer is an admission round in which current college students submit their application by March 1 and receive an admission decision by early May.
The writing supplement includes questions specific to Dartmouth that help the Admissions Committee gain a better sense of how Dartmouth and you might be a good “fit” for each other.