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Prospective Applicants

Admission to Dartmouth College is need blind, which means we are interested in you, your talents, and your potential – not your ability to pay. Dartmouth is committed to affordability and guarantees to meet 100% of every student's demonstrated need.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form required to apply for Federal Financial Aid.  All items listed below are required to apply for institutional financial aid, including Dartmouth scholarship funds. 

Application Process for Prospective Freshman

  • FAFSA: February 1
  • CSS Profile
    • Early Decision: November 1
    • Regular Decision: February 1
  • CSS Image Documentation Service (IDOC): March 1

Application Process for Prospective Transfers

  • FAFSA: March 1
  • CSS Profile: March 1
  • Tax Returns or Income Statements: March 1

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Policies and Regulations

Last Updated: 10/6/14