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Undergraduate Admission

Your Next Big Adventure Starts at Marist

Whether you're looking to study at our beautiful, riverfront campus, make memorable experiences through our  #1 Study Abroad program, or are inspired to do more for the world around you, your Marist Red Fox journey will be nothing short of exciting. 

Ready to join our pack? 


Dates and Deadlines

Marist offers a variety of application timelines, including deadlines and decision options to best suit your preferences. Learn which option is best for you.

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

Which Application Option Is Right For You?

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 15, and decisions will be mailed mid-December. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by March 1.

Deadline: November 15

Early Action

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

Deadline: November 15

Early Decision II

The second binding option is Early Decision II. Early Decision II applications must be completed by February 15, and decisions will be mailed in late February. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by March 1.

Deadline: February 15

Regular Decision

The last deadline for first-year applicants is Regular Decision. These non-binding applications must be received by February 15, and decisions are mailed in mid-March. Accepted candidates have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable deposit.

Deadline: February 15

What You Need to Apply

MARIST RED CHECKMARK, GREY BACKGROUND    Application: You can choose between the Marist Application (online or print) or Common Application 

MARIST RED CHECKMARK, GREY BACKGROUND    Secondary school transcript(s)

MARIST RED CHECKMARK, GREY BACKGROUND    One Letter of Recommendation: A counselor's letter of recommendation is required. A teacher's letter of recommendation is now optional.


MARIST RED CHECKMARK, GREY BACKGROUND    Any supplemental materialsCheck if your desired program requires application supplements

MARIST RED CHECKMARK, GREY BACKGROUND    You are welcome to submit your test scores. Marist is a test-optional school, therefore SAT/ACT scores are not required. This helps us put emphasis on your merit and who you are as a person, rather than relying on scores.

MARIST RED CHECKMARK, GREY BACKGROUND    Use your personal email address and not one associated with another school, to ensure you receive important Marist communications.


Accepted Student Profile: Class of 2027

We selected our class of over 1,300 first-year students from nearly 11,000 applicants. This year's first-year student class includes individuals from all corners of the map! From the Midwest to the South, to every state in the Northeast, as well as Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and 23 international countries are represented in the class in 2027. Here's the breakdown:

GPA: 91-94 or 3.5 – 3.8 (recalculated)
The middle 50% of accepted students averaged between 91 and 94 for their GPA.

The middle 50% scored between 1250 and 1300.


Full Accepted Student Profile


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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

We understand that you've worked hard to complete AP, IB, and dual enrollment college courses while still in high school, and we strive to reward your hard work. Marist's AP and IB credit policies are flexible and student-friendly. Our Transfer Credit Roadmap will estimate how many of your AP, IB, and dual enrollment college credits will transfer to your desired degree program at Marist. We'll ensure you make the most of your college experience, whether that means accelerating your degree, creating additional time to study abroad, pursuing another internship, or adding a minor or second major to your degree plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

After You Apply

To check the status of your application, please visit your personalized Admission Applicant Portal. If you completed a Common Application you will create a new account. If you completed a Marist application you will login with the same email and password you created for the application.  Please note: Admission decisions will first be delivered via 1st Class US Post Office Mail and then be available via the student portal. Click here to learn more.

If you have problems or questions about the login process or forgot your Username/Password, please contact the Admission Office at 845-575-3226 or

Marist values the achievements of students and how their talents build a dynamic community for living and learning. All undergraduate students are eligible to receive merit- and need-based scholarships. Every student who completes an application for admission is considered for these awards. Recipients will be notified directly by the selection committee if a scholarship has been offered. Learn more here.

Marist's Honors Program, is made up of our highest-achieving students from all majors and academic backgrounds. The Honors Program program strives to keep students academically challenged while building character, cultivating leadership skills, and emphasizing the importance of civic learning and global citizenship. Learn more about Marist's Honors Program.

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