Picture your future at IC...Visit campus!

The best way to picture your future as an IC student is to visit campus and meet the people who make this such an amazing place. Each program has a special focus and includes opportunities to tour campus and meet members of our campus community!

Programs for Accepted Students

  • Ithaca Today
    Discover all Ithaca has in store for you. 
    • Saturday, April 13
    • Sunday, April 14
  • An Inside Look
    Learn about leadership, service, and civic engagement opportunities related to diversity, inclusion, and identity. 
    • Friday, April 12
  • Experience Ithaca
    Meet with faculty and current students to learn more about academic and student life. 
    • Monday, February 18
    • Friday, February 22
    • Friday, March 29
    • Friday, April 5
    • Friday, April 19
  • Student Life Saturdays
    Connect with student leaders who make our community vibrant and engaging. 
    • Saturday, February 16
    • Saturday, April 20

Register for any of these programs by logging in to myIthaca. Click on the Events tab. 

If you can't make it to one of our programs, you can still visit campus on most weekdays and select Saturdays. Log in to myIthaca and click on Campus Tours for more info. 

Admitted Student Chats

Join us for a virtual chat, exclusively for admitted students and their families. Connect with members of our community and ask us your questions. If you can't make it to campus (or if you can't wait to make it to campus) for a visit, these chats are a great way to learn more about IC. After your offer of admission, you will receive an invitation via email with the registration link. You can sign up for as many chats as you'd like. Click here for dates and for more information.

Apply for Financial Aid

The FAFSA is the only form required to apply for federal financial aid.  Ithaca College requires submission of the CSS Profile to determine whether you are eligible for institutional funding in addition to federal financial aid.

Please remember to release your data to us.

  • The Ithaca College school code for the FAFSA is 002739.
  • The Ithaca College code for the CSS Profile is 2325.

The priority deadline for both the FAFSA and CSS Profile is November 1 for early decision applicants and January 15 for early action and regular decision applicants.

Complete the CSS Profile application | Complete the FAFSA online

Please click here to learn more about applying for financial aid.

Key Dates for Accepted / Enrolled Students

Financial Aid forms due (priority deadline) January 15, 2019
Early decision enrollment confirmation deadline February 1, 2019
Early action and regular decision enrollment confirmation deadline May 1, 2019
Move-in for new students Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Orientation for new students August 20-27, 2019
Convocation Tuesday, August 27, 2019
First day of classes Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Family Weekend  November 8-10, 2019

Thinking about taking a gap year?

Ithaca College supports the choice of admitted students to take a year off between high school graduation and college. A gap or bridge year often allows students to pursue an array of activities that contribute positively to their development and preparation for college. Some reasons for postponing enrollment may include: volunteerism or community service; civic engagement; engaging in specialized training; travel opportunities; assisting family members; or conducting research.

We will review requests to postpone enrollment for a semester or year on a case-by-case basis. Please submit your request by August 15 via the deferral request form. Your request should be as detailed as possible and answer the questions to include your reason(s) for deferring admission as well as your tentative plans for your gap semester or year. Students must still submit a final high school transcript at the end of the academic year in which they were first admitted.