Regular Decision

Regular Decision

Most applicants to W&L apply Regular Decision. In contrast to the binding Early Decision option, students applying Regular Decision may consider all colleges to which they applied before making a final choice about where to enroll.

Regular Decision applicants receive decisions and details of any need-based financial aid award or merit-based scholarship for which they might qualify in early April.

Students have until May 1 — the National Candidate Reply Date — to make their final college choice.

regular Decision application Deadlines
  • Regular Decision: January 1
  • Enrollment Decision: May 1


Application Application Deadline Testing Deadline* Financial Aid Application Notification Date
Early Decision Round 1 November 1 ACT Oct 23,
SAT Nov 6
December 1 Late December
Johnson Scholarship December 1 SAT Dec 4,
ACT Dec 11
Varies** Late March
Early Decision Round 2 January 1 SAT Dec 4, ACT Dec 11 January 15 Late January
Regular Decision January 1 SAT Dec 4, ACT Dec 11 February 15 April 1
*For first-year undergraduate applicants to the Classes of 2025 and 2026, submitting SAT or ACT scores is optional. For more information, please read our standardized testing policy.

**Financial aid application deadlines are based on your admission application decision choice (Early Decision 1 or 2, Regular Decision).

Office of Admissions

Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450