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Early Decision


The Early Decision program is designed for students who have decided that Hamilton is their first choice. It allows admitted students to conclude their college search early in the senior year.

Plan I

Application Deadline: November 15 
Decision Notification: by December 15

Plan II

Application Deadline: January 1
Decision Notification: by February 15

Regular decision candidates may convert to EDII by filing an Early Decision agreement no later than midnight on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Note: Both Plan I and Plan II are binding admission programs.

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Early Decision Agreement

If accepted under one of our Early Decision plans, students must withdraw all other college applications and file no additional ones. An enrollment deposit is required within two weeks of acceptance. Students not admitted under Early Decision may be denied admission or deferred for further consideration during the regular admission process.

In order to be considered for one of our Early Decision programs, you, your parents and your guidance counselor must submit the Early Decision agreement through the Common Application or upload it through the Coalition Application. If you already submitted a Regular Decision application and would like to change your status to Early Decision, please sign and submit the Early Decision Agreement Form.


financial aid

Early Decision candidates applying for financial aid and admitted to Hamilton under an Early Decision (ED) plan will receive a package that is comparable to a Regular Decision admit. 

With your family, please review the following frequently asked questions about financial aid before making an Early Decision commitment.

Contact Information


Office of Admission

Siuda House
Campus Road
Clinton, NY 13323
800-843-2655 315-859-4457 admission@hamilton.edu
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