Early Decision at Susquehanna
Early Decision Calendar at a Glance
- Apply by Dec. 1
- Receive an admission decision by Dec. 15
- Receive a scholarship decision by Jan. 15
- Submit an enrollment deposit by Feb. 15
Early Decision (ED) is an option that allows students who know that Susquehanna is their first-choice college to apply before the regular application deadline and to receive their admission decision early. If you choose to apply ED, your application, supporting materials, the CSS Profile (financial aid form) and the parent and student 2011 federal tax forms must be received by Dec. 1.
If you are admitted to Susquehanna under our ED plan, we expect you to enroll. The ED agreement is binding, so you may not apply to any other school under an ED plan. (You still may apply to other schools under a nonbinding early action plan.) You, your parents and your secondary school counselor will be required to sign an agreement stating that you will enroll at Susquehanna if admitted and withdraw any regular decision or early action applications to other schools. You will receive your Susquehanna admissions decision by Dec. 15. If you are admitted, we expect you to submit your $400 enrollment deposit by our Feb. 15 ED enrollment deposit deadline.
If you are admitted under the Susquehanna ED plan, the university will meet your full demonstrated financial need through a combination of merit scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Susquehanna does not guarantee to meet full need for students who are deferred or denied admission under ED and later admitted under regular decision.
To apply for admission under the Susquehanna ED plan, please submit the following:
- An application
- A completed application supplement
- A completed Early Decision request form, signed by you and your parent/guardian
- Your high school transcript listing senior courses
- Senior year grades when available
- An evaluation from your guidance counselor
- A teacher evaluation from a junior- or senior-level course
- Results of the SAT, the American College Test (ACT), or two graded writing samples if you choose the Write Option
- The CSS Profile (financial aid form) and the parent and student federal tax forms. These must be received by Dec. 1.
We also recommend the following:
- Letters of evaluation from additional teachers
- Samples of creative work, as appropriate