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Early Decision

Early Decision Deadline is December 1

Eligible Early Decision applicants may be invited to a special Scholarship Day in February with the opportunity to compete for additional scholarships. This is an "invitation only" event where attendees come to campus from around the world to engage with faculty and each other, and interview or audition for talent and interest-based scholarships in Art, Community Service & Engagement, Diversity Leadership, Music, and Theatre Arts. Depending upon the dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College may hold some or all of these interviews and auditions virtually. Students accepted under Early Decision are not required to withdraw their applications from other colleges and universities.

You can calculate an estimate of your cost by using the Net Price Calculator. If you are applying for need-based financial aid, you can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1. More Financial Aid Information

To apply Early Decision, use the Common Application or the Earlham Application.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, Indiana
1-765-983-1200 — Main Switchboard
1-800-EARLHAM (327-5426) — Admission


Earlham admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, age, gender and sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.