Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply early decision?

Yes! The Office of Admission encourages qualified candidates who have selected Ithaca as their first choice to apply under the early decision program. Applications must be filed by November 1, with all supporting materials in place by November 15 (including an official transcript with first marking period grades indicated). Music and theater candidates must audition on the first available audition date.

Students who apply under our early decision program will be notified of the admission committee’s decision by December 15. Early decision is a first-choice, binding agreement, and those offered admission will be expected to submit an enrollment confirmation and nonrefundable advance payment by February 1. Students offered early decision admission agree to withdraw applications submitted to other colleges or universities.

Learn more about our early decision program.