First-Year and Running Start

Who should use this application?

You should use the First-Year Application for Admission and Scholarships if:

  • You're in high school, even if you’ve earned some college credit or are enrolled in Running Start
  • You have graduated or earned your GED, and haven’t enrolled in any college coursework after graduation

You are considered a transfer student if you’ve enrolled in college coursework after graduating from high school or completing your GED and will need to complete the Transfer Application for Admission and Scholarships. If you require a student visa to study in the United States, you should apply as an international student.

First-Year and Running Start Application is Open

for Fall 2021

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First-Year Student Application Deadlines

Fall Quarter (Early Action)
November 1
Fall Quarter (Regular Decision)
January 31
Winter Quarter
September 15
Spring Quarter
January 1

About Our Deadlines

Fall applicants can choose from two deadlines: Early Action or Regular Decision. If you meet either deadline, you'll get full consideration for merit scholarships. Priority for housing selection is based on when you submit your Application for Admission and Scholarships.

Early Action Deadline

If you complete your Application for Admission and Scholarships by November 1: 

  • You’re guaranteed a response from Admissions by December 31 
  • You’re guaranteed expedited scholarship review and financial aid notification if admitted
  • You still have until June 1 to confirm their intent to enroll

Regular Decision Deadline

January 31 is the last day to submit your Application for Admission and Scholarships before it’s marked late. 

Take a Look Inside with Our First-Year Student Viewbook