Early Decision (ED) applicants make a commitment to Rhodes as their first-choice institution and agree that, if admitted, they will enroll and withdraw all other applications. Early Decision applicants are also most likely to gain admission and will have priority consideration for financial aid.
Rhodes begins review of ED I applications seeking financial aid on Oct. 1 and ED II applications on Nov. 15. Notifications of ED admission and scholarship decisions are normally sent out within two weeks of receipt of all supporting documents.
- Early Decision I Deadline: November 1 (Notified 2 Weeks*)
- Early Decision II Deadline: January 15 (Notified 2 Weeks*)
Early Action (EA) applicants submit their application early but are not making a binding commitment. It's great for students who want to apply early but aren't yet ready to make their final college choice.
- Early Action Deadline: November 15 (Notified by January 15)
Regular Decision (RD) applicants send in their application in January. This plan is ideal for students who find Rhodes a little later during senior year or want to wait for new transcripts or test scores to become available.
- Regular Decision deadline: January 15 (Notified by March 15)
Regardless of when you apply, please note that our Scholarship Priority Deadline is December 1. Applications submitted by December 1 will be given priority consideration for our competitive merit-based scholarships.