Jun 15, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Application for Admission

Students apply to either division using the Common Application. The college also accepts the Coalition/Scoir Application and QuestBridge Application. Students must submit these applications electronically; applications are typically available after August 1.

Oberlin enrolls first-year students in the fall semester and transfer students in the fall or spring semesters.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers two decision plans for first-year applicants: Early Decision (a binding application) and Regular Decision. The Conservatory of Music offers Regular Decision only.

Applications for fall semester must be submitted by:

  • November 15
    • College of Arts and Sciences, Early Decision I
    • Spring semester transfer applicants
  • December 1
    • Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Historical Performance, and Artist Diploma in performing areas
  • January 2
    • College of Arts and Sciences, Early Decision II
  • January 15
    • College of Arts and Sciences, Regular Decision
  • April 1
    • College of Arts and Sciences fall semester transfer applicants
  • June 1
    • Conservatory of Music, Artist Diploma in Piano Technology