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Our admission counselors are your personal guides to the college application process. If you miss a deadline, have questions about part of your application, receive an error message from the Common App, or just want to chat about environmental stewardship, we are here for you.
We love to help.
You Have Choices!
Applicants for the Fall Semester have a choice of Early Decision, Early Action I and II, and Regular Admission. Applicants for the Spring Semester and Summer Program are encouraged to apply well in advance of their intended entry term, and are considered for admission on a rolling basis. Feeling stuck? Please get in touch with an admission counselor.
Spring Semester Deadlines
We review Spring semester applications on a rolling basis, and encourage students to complete their application well in advance of arrival day.
Fall Semester Deadlines
First-year applicants may apply under the binding Early Decision program. Early Decision applicants may submit an Early Decision application to only one institution and if admitted under Early Decision are expected to withdraw all other college applications.
Applications are due by November 15, applicants receive notification by December 1st, and a deposit is due by December 15th.
The Early Action Program, while non-binding, is for students who have decided that Sterling College is their primary choice, and plan to enroll if accepted. Early Action deadlines allow the student to apply and be notified well in advance of typical dates.
- Early Action I: Apply by December 15th, receive notification by January 1.
- Early Action II: Apply by January 15th, receive notification by February 1.
Early Decision and Early Action both offer the benefit of early notification. If you’re highly interested in an environmental stewardship education, there’s no downside to applying Early Action. Certain that Sterling is your number one choice? Early Decision is the plan for you.
First-year students who wish to have a decision by March 1 must submit a complete application by February 15.
Our final period of admission begins on February 15, after which time we review applications on a rolling basis. Applicants can generally anticipate a notification within two weeks of completion. Please contact our office for more information.
Transfer students may apply and receive a decision on a rolling basis.
Please note that if you are applying via the Common App, you will see a January application deadline for transfer students. However, you can still submit the Common App at anytime – we will receive your application and contact you to confirm that it went through.
If you’re interested in attending a class at Sterling College as a non-matriculated student, be sure to check out our array of Continuing Education classes through our School of the New American Farmstead. When space is available, it’s also possible to enroll in a regularly offered class as a visiting student. Please contact us to explore this option.
Let’s Get the Application Rolling!
Sterling College is a member of the Common Application, but you can also apply via our in-house online application. Applications received from both sources are treated equally during application review.
Already admitted to Sterling College? CONGRATULATIONS! Check out the Field Guide, our portal for all Admitted Students!