Important Deadlines

Dates to remember

October 31—Early Action Deadline #1;
December 1—Early Action Deadline #2

Students who wish to receive priority consideration for both admission and scholarships should apply by the early action deadlines.

Unlike Early Decision deadlines at other colleges, submitting your application by our Early Action deadlines is not a binding contract requiring you to enroll at Transylvania if admitted. It merely ensures that you will receive first consideration for admission and consideration for available scholarships. Even if you apply by an Early Action Deadline, we encourage you to continue making campus visits to other colleges that are still of interest to you before you make your final decision. Your complete financial aid offers from each school may also become clearer during this period.   

The Office of Admissions will notify candidates who apply Early Action of admission and scholarship decisions by early December. We strongly encourage all students to apply by the Dec. 1 deadline.

December 1 — Premier Scholarship Program deadline

Students who wish to be considered for the Transylvania University Premier Scholarship Program must apply by Dec. 1.  

These competitive awards are based on information submitted on the application, including test scores, grades, extracurricular and community involvement, recommendations and the admissions essay.

The Office of Admissions will notify finalists for the Premier Scholarship awards of their selection by mail. Finalists will be required to complete an on-campus interview in December or January

February 1 — regular decision deadline

Students who apply by the Feb. 1 will be considered for all merit-based Transylvania scholarships except the Premier Scholarship awards.

After February 1 (first-time students)

Applications received from first-time students after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space‑available basis.

Deposit Deadline

Secure your place at Transy this fall by submitting a $350 nonrefundable deposit as soon as possible. Due to this year’s FAFSA delay, If you require additional time to make your decision or have any questions, please reach out to the Office of Admissions.

August 1 — transfer student deadline

Transfer students who wish to be considered for fall term should submit their applications by Aug. 1. Transfer students who meet this deadline will receive consideration for transfer scholarships.