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Early Decision Planning Guide

Before Your Senior Year

  • Research and visit colleges.
  • Think about your short-term and long-term goals.
  • Take, or retake, the SAT or ACT.
  • Consider whether Susquehanna offers you the right academic and personal fit.

September

  • Take, or retake, the SAT or ACT.

October

  • Decide if Susquehanna is clearly your first college choice. If so, plan to apply Early Decision.  
  • Apply online. Please click here to begin the application process.
  • Request that your guidance counselor send your high school transcript and senior course schedule to Susquehanna.
  • Start developing ideas for your college essay.

November

  • Work on your admissions application and submit it no later than Nov. 1.  Submit the CSS Profile form by Nov. 1 to be eligible for need-based aid.  You can complete the CSS Profile here. SU's school code is 2820. 
  • Within three weeks of your application completion: You will be notified of your admission to Susquehanna; if your admission is deferred, you are encouraged to send additional grades and test scores and are automatically reconsidered for admission later. You also will be notified of your merit scholarships.

January

February

  • Beginning Feb. 1: If you have submitted a complete financial aid application, you will be notified of our need-based financial aid decision.
  • By Feb. 15: If you have been admitted, submit the $400 enrollment deposit, withdraw any applications you submitted to other colleges and have a strong finish to your senior year in high school.


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