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. Application Management System Dartmouth's application portal for viewing application status and making updates. Early Decision 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. Holistic Admissions Holistic admissions is grounded in the concept that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts. At Dartmouth, this idea is at the forefront of our application review process. Standardized Testing Dartmouth requires standardized testing scores as part of your application. Transfer Transfer is an admission round in which current college students submit their application by March 1 and receive an admission decision by early May. Virtual Tour You can visit Dartmouth from the comfort of your own home! Check out our main campus tour, our engineering tour, and our athletics tour. Wait List The wait list provides us with an opportunity to consider candidacies of applicants who were not initially offered admission to Dartmouth.