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.
Start Your Journey as a Red Fox
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.
Did you know there are three different ways to apply to Marist? The Marist Application, the Common Application, and the MyCoalition Application. Choose how you apply and learn about our admission requirements.
Dates and Deadlines
We know decision dates and deadlines can get confusing. Marist makes it easy by offerings four different decision options over two dates to give you flexibility and make you feel comfortable when applying.
- When applying to Marist with the print application, you must also use the Counselor Recommendation and Transcript Request Form
- Declaration of Early Decision : Only for those applying Early Decision
Secondary school transcript(s)
SAT/ACT scores: Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration
Two Letters of Recommendation: one from a counselor and the other from a teacher
Any supplemental materials: Check if your desired program requires application supplements
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.
*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.
Which Deadline and Decision Option is Right For You?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.