Application Deadlines

Application Deadline Notification Enrollment Deposit Due
Early Decision (binding) November 1* December 1 January 10, non-refundable
Early Action (non-binding) November 1* December 20 May 1
Spring First-Year December 1 Rolling January 1
Regular Deadline January 10* March 20 May 1
Fellows and Scholars January 17
Odyssey Program January 17
Accelerated Pathways in PA and PT January 17
Accelerated Business Dual-Degree Program (3+1) January 17

*Elon offers a test-optional admissions program. The most important factors in the admissions decision are the academic record (including courses taken, grades attained and class standing), application essay, leadership potential, extracurricular and service-related activities, special talents, ability to contribute positively to the campus community and an interview.

Early Decision Plan

Application Deadline: November 1 | Notification Date: December 1

Students whose first choice is Elon are encouraged to apply Early Decision. The Early Decision Agreement is a binding agreement that a student will enroll at Elon if accepted. Students accepted for Early Decision agree to withdraw applications from all other colleges and submit a non refundable US $500 deposit to Elon by January 10. You must complete and sign the Early Decision Agreement to be considered under the Early Decision plan.

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Early Action Plan

Application Deadline: November 1 | Notification Date: December 20

Students who would like an early answer on their application status may apply Early Action. Early Action is non-binding, and students are permitted to apply to other schools in addition to Elon.

Spring First-Year

Application Deadline: December 1 | Notification Date: Rolling

Students who would like to start their college career in the spring may apply Spring First Year.

Regular Deadline

Application Deadline: January 10 | Notification Date: March 20

This is the final application deadline for first-year admissions. Applications received after this date will be considered on a space-available basis.

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Fellows & Scholars Programs

Application Deadline: January 17 | Notification Date: April 1

The Elon Fellows and Scholars programs offer academically talented students exciting advantages like special courses, guaranteed internships, paid research assistantships, faculty mentoring, grants for study abroad and scholarships. To learn more about each program, please visit the Fellows Programs website. A separate application is required and due January 17th. Students selected for the Fellows competition will be notified of their admission decision at the time the Fellows invitation is extended in early February.

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Odyssey Program

Application Deadline: January 17

Students with strong academic and leadership potential who also demonstrate high financial need are eligible for scholarships in the Odyssey Program, which provides financial, academic, social and mentoring/advising to ensure participants have the opportunity to fully engage in Elon’s many experiences. In addition to a separate application, due by January 15th, applicants are required to submit two financial aid forms: FAFSA and CSS Profile. Candidates for the Odyssey Program should not apply Early Decision.

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Accelerated Pathways in PA and PT

Application Deadline: January 17

Elon offers an accelerated pathway to the university’s highly selective Physician Assistant Studies (PA) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate programs. Designed for undergraduate students in a wide variety of majors, the Accelerated Pathway offers a 3.5 year undergraduate curriculum with the opportunity for admissions into Elon’s Physician Assistant Studies or Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the final semester of the senior year. A separate application is required by January 17.

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Accelerated Business Dual-Degree Programs

Elon offers two 3+1 programs so students can earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in just four years. Earn a B.S. in Accounting + M.S. in Accounting or a B.S. in Business Administration + M.S. in Business Analytics in four years. A separate application is required by January 17.

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