Application deadline season moves at a fast clip once it begins, readers. Next up, approaching in just under a month, is the November 10 deadline for early notification consideration for fall 2023 enrollment.
Unlike the norm in the undergrad world, early notification in our context is non-binding. We’re fortunate to have a significant chunk of our applicant pool each year that is just rarin’ to go, and the option to submit early and receive an admissions decision by January 1 is a good one for these folks. Applicants admitted early have that much more time to plan, research Fletcher, and attend to other demands of life during a busy time of year. As with all our other application deadlines, there’s no procedural advantage nor disadvantage to applying for early notification; the chances of admission and evaluation for scholarship aid are the same across all deadlines. Knowing your decision by the new year, though? You can’t put a price on that.
Speaking of scholarship, early notification candidates should be aware that only an admissions decision comes early. Scholarship information for those applying for it will be available in mid-March, when decisions for the remainder of the pool are released (because our Admissions and Scholarships Committee needs to have the full pool of scholarship requests available before the scholarship awarding process can begin).
As always, we encourage prospective students to contact our office with questions anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are also loads of virtual and in-person events available in the coming weeks that present good opportunities to meet Admissions staff, alumni, current students, and faculty. Check out our events calendar for details.