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Undergraduate: Apply to Marist

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Ready to become a member of the Red Fox Family? From the three ways to apply to deadlines to admission criteria, this is your one-stop-shop for all you need to know about applying to Marist.

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Dates and Deadlines

Marist offers deadlines and decision options to suit your preferences and levels of comfort*. Learn which application deadline and decision action are right for you. 

Early Decision 1 | November 15 | Notification by mid-December Early Action | November 15 | Notification by mid-January Early Decision 2 | February 1 | Notification by mid-February Regular Decision | February 1 | Notification by mid-March


*Due to wildfires in the West and flooding in the southern part of the United States, Marist is extending its Early Decision I and Early Action deadlines to December 1 for any applicant who is impacted by a natural disaster. 

If you have been significantly impacted by COVID and are seeking an application deadline extension, we will consider those requests on a case-by-case basis.

For any deadline extension requests or questions regarding these policies, please contact Corinne Schell at Corinne.Schell@marist.edu.

Early Decision I

Marist offers two binding Early Decision options in which candidates are limited to Marist as their sole choice. Marist's Early Decision I deadline is November 15th, and notifications will be mailed mid-December. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by February 15th.

Deadline: November 15
Early Action

Marist also offers a flexible Early Action option for students who wish to find out early, but are not ready to commit. The deadline for this non-binding option is November 15th, and notifications are mailed mid-January. Accepted candidates will have until May 1st to submit a non-refundable deposit.

Deadline: November 15
Early Decision II

The second binding Early Decision option is Early Decision II. Early Decision II applications must be completed by February 1st, and notifications will be mailed mid-February. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by March 1st.

Deadline: February 1
Regular Decision

The last deadline for freshman applicants is Regular Decision. These non-binding applications must be received by March 1st, and notifications are mailed mid-March. Accepted candidates have until May 1st to submit a non-refunable deposit.

Deadline: March 1

SAT/ACT iconTest Optional

While you are welcome to submit your test scores to Marist, it is optional and not a requirement. This helps us put emphasis on your merit and who you are as a person, rather than relying on scores alone. 

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We accepted 49.0% of the nearly 11,260 students who applied for a seat in the entering class of 2023. This year's freshmen include 1,414 students from all corners of the United States and 27 different countries. Here's the breakdown:

GPA: 88-93 or 3.1 – 3.7 (recalculated)
The middle 50% of accepted students averaged between 87 and 93 for their GPA.

SAT: 
The middle 50% scored between 1210 and 1360.

See the Full Accepted Student Profile

We accepted 49.0% of the nearly 11,260 students who applied for a seat in the entering class of 2023. This year's freshmen include 1,414 students from all corners of the United States and 27 different countries. Here's the breakdown:

GPA: 88-93 or 3.1 – 3.7 (recalculated)
The middle 50% of accepted students averaged between 87 and 93 for their GPA.

SAT: 
The middle 50% scored between 1210 and 1360.

See the Full Accepted Student Profile

AP and IB Credit

Marist's AP and IB credit policies are flexible and student-friendly, with the goal of helping students make the most of their college experience, whether that means accelerating your degree, creating time to study abroad, or taking on another internship. 

Learn more about AP and IB Credit >

 

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Students interested in applying should rank in the top half of their graduating class and hold a recalculated average of 88-93 or 3.1 – 3.7. Leadership qualities and high school activities are also important. Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of History/Social Studies
  • 2 years of a foreign language
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Students interested in applying should rank in the top half of their graduating class and hold a recalculated average of 88-93 or 3.1 – 3.7. Leadership qualities and high school activities are also important. Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of History/Social Studies
  • 2 years of a foreign language
  • Read More