Academics Does Dartmouth grant credit for AP, A-Level, IB, or CLEP examinations? Does Dartmouth require specific high school courses? I have taken college courses. Will those credits be transferable? Is there a minimum grade point average required for admission to Dartmouth? Admitted Students Do admitted students need to send a deposit? How can I connect with other admitted students in my year? How do I enroll at Dartmouth once I have been admitted and have decided to attend? How do I request a Gap Year? I applied to Dartmouth and was accepted! What do I do next? I was accepted to Dartmouth but I can’t afford to attend. What can I do? What date do classes start for the fall 2021 term at Dartmouth? When can I expect to receive details about when I should arrive in Hanover, where I will be living, and what academic decisions I will need to make? Where do I find information about financial aid? Where do I find visa information for international students? Which sections of your website are most useful for admitted students to access information about new student orientation and living and learning at Dartmouth? Application Process Can I apply with an application fee waiver? Do you limit the number of students admitted from a single high school? How can I withdraw my application? How do I apply? How do I submit supplemental materials? How will I know my application is complete? I changed high schools; do I need to submit anything from my old school? I made a mistake on my application. Can the Admissions Office make a correction to my submitted Common App? Is Dartmouth "need-blind" or "need-aware" in its admissions process? Is Dartmouth “need-blind” or “need-aware” in its admissions process for permanent residents and undocumented students? Should I apply as a first-year student or as a transfer student? What does “need-aware” for international students mean? What does “need-blind” mean? What is a Mid-Year Report? Is it required? When is it due? What is the application deadline? When can I start my application to Dartmouth? When I submitted my application I was not prompted to pay a fee. Now I have received an email saying my application fee is missing. What do I do? Early Decision Do I have a better chance of being admitted if I apply early? Does my entire Early Decision application have to be completed by November 1? If I apply under the Early Decision program, can I apply early to other schools? Is there a limit to how many students Dartmouth admits in Early Decision? May I reapply in Regular Decision if I was denied in Early Decision? What is the earliest date that I can start my application? What percentage of students deferred in Early Decision are admitted? Gap Years Can I take a Gap Year before starting at Dartmouth? If I take a Gap Year, what happens to my financial aid award? Home School Applications As a home school student, whom should I ask to write my recommendations? How can a home school student demonstrate language proficiency? What materials do I submit if I am home schooled? International Applications Are recommendations written in languages other than English accepted? As an international student, do I have to submit the standardized testing required of U.S. applicants? Does Dartmouth accept Initialview interviews? If English is not my first language, am I required to submit a language proficiency test? If I attend a secondary school outside of the United States, do I need to file a different application? If my school doesn't have a counselor, who should I ask to write the recommendation traditionally written by a school counselor? In my country, high school is three years long. Should I just send my high school report or is necessary to send my report from the last year of middle school to totalize four years? What does "need-aware" for international students mean? What if my country or school has a different curriculum or grading system than the U.S.? Who is considered an international student by Dartmouth? Life at Dartmouth I want to learn more about living at Dartmouth. Where can I find more information? What is the Dartmouth Outing Club? What is the percentage of students living on campus at Dartmouth? What kind of Greek system does Dartmouth have? Peer Recommendation Is there a good way to choose who should write my peer recommendation? My peer recommender is also applying to Dartmouth. Will that be a problem? What if my peer recommender does not speak English as their first language. Will you judge my application based on their writing? QuestBridge What standardized tests are required for QuestBridge applicants? Are interviews required for QuestBridge Finalists? Are my chances of getting into Dartmouth different depending on how I apply? Can I connect with current Dartmouth QuestBridge Scholars? How do students become QuestBridge Finalists? I am an international citizen studying in the U.S. with a visa. Can I apply to Dartmouth via the National College Match? I am an undocumented/DACA student. Can I apply to Dartmouth via the National College Match? If I am a Finalist but did not rank Dartmouth, may I still apply to Dartmouth with my QuestBridge Application? If I am named a QuestBridge Finalist, may I apply to Dartmouth through the binding Early Decision process? If I am not named a QuestBridge Finalist, may I still apply to Dartmouth? If I am selected as a QuestBridge Finalist, am I required to apply to Dartmouth using the QuestBridge Application? If I rank Dartmouth but don't match with Dartmouth what happens next? If I rank Dartmouth in the National College Match, what else is required to complete my application for admission? If I rank Dartmouth in the National College Match, what else is required to complete my application for financial aid? If I share my QuestBridge Application with Dartmouth, do I need to submit additional essays, recommendations, or transcripts? If I share my QuestBridge Application with Dartmouth, should I also submit the Common App? If I share my QuestBridge Application with Dartmouth, should I also submit the Dartmouth writing supplement or peer recommendation? Who do I contact if I have questions about Dartmouth or QuestBridge? Will my financial aid award be different if I am admitted through Early or Regular decision and not the Match? Testing 2026 Applicants: Can I submit other testing? 2026 Applicants: How do I indicate that I don't want my ACT/SAT considered in the admissions process? 2026 Applicants: If I do not submit test scores, will I still be able to apply for financial aid? 2026 Applicants: My ACT/SAT was sent to Dartmouth before I applied but I don't want my score to be considered in the admission process. How can I make sure that my ACT/SAT is not considered? 2026 Applicants: Should I submit my ACT/SAT score? 2026 Applicants: What does "test optional" for the Class of 2026 mean? Are SAT Subject Tests required? Can I use Score Choice for the SAT? Do I need to send in AP Exam scores with my application? If I take the SAT or ACT multiple times, which results does Dartmouth consider? Is there minimum test score on the SAT or ACT required for admission to Dartmouth? Should I take SAT Subject Tests related to my academic interest or intended major? When is the latest I can take the SAT or ACT? Tips and Advice Do admissions officers check my Facebook profile or social media posts? Does it improve my chances if I demonstrate interest by visiting, calling, emailing, attending college fairs, or taking part in web events? How do I impress Dartmouth with my essays? How do you evaluate music/art supplements? I graduated from high school ten years ago. Can I still apply? Should I attend a local info session if I already attended one on campus? Should I send Dartmouth my athletic "highlights" video? Should I submit extra recommendations with my application? Should I submit my IB extended essay or another research paper with my application? What does Dartmouth look for in an applicant? What should I write my essays about? The Dartmouth Plan For international students, how do US visa laws affect the D-plan? How does the D-Plan work for varsity athletes? Can athletes also study abroad? I’ve heard that Dartmouth students go to school during the summer. Is that true? Transfer Applications Can transfer applicants submit art supplements? Does Dartmouth accept spring transfer students? Does Dartmouth interview transfer applicants? How many new transfer students enroll at Dartmouth each year? I am a transfer applicant. Do I need to submit a mid-term report? Is it better to apply as an entering sophomore or as a junior? Does Dartmouth have a transfer preference? Is the ACT or SAT a required part of the transfer application? Is there a minimum college grade point average (GPA) required for transfer admission? Should I apply as a first-year student or as a transfer student? Wait List I've been offered a place on the wait list. What should I do? How do I remove my name from the wait list? I'm on the wait list; how long until I hear something? I'm on the wait list; should I submit additional information? I'm on the wait list; should I visit campus to meet with an admissions officer? What are my chances of being admitted from the wait list? What percentage of applicants are offered a place on the wait list? Do I need to send in AP Exam scores with my application? Testing If you have AP scores, we strongly encourage you to submit those scores to us by reporting them under the "Tests" section of the Common App.