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 24,
SAT Nov 7
|December 1||Late December|
|Johnson Scholarship||December 1||SAT Dec 5, ACT Dec 12||Varies**||Late March|
|Early Decision Round 2||January 1||SAT Dec 5, ACT Dec 12||January 15||Late January|
|Regular Decision||January 1||SAT Dec 5, ACT Dec 12||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).