Are you considering Early Decision?

The best reason to apply Early Decision is this: You have found a college that is an absolute first choice. You know that it’s the right fit. If Muhlenberg is that college, then please do apply early.

When you apply Early Decision, you’re expressing your preference in a way that is powerful and important. Nothing else in the application process provides this same opportunity.

Last year, 322 of the 580 students that became the freshman class were admitted Early Decision.

Here is how our Early Decision program works:

1. Application deadline – Feb. 15.

2. When do we decide? - We begin reading ED applications around Thanksgiving. As decisions are made, we mail decision letters weekly through Feb. 25.

3. What about financial aid? - We pledge to all Early Decision applicants that we will treat them fairly for financial aid (and we run early need-based and merit aid processes so that students admitted Early Decision know about financial aid before they are required to deposit). In order to hear about need-based aid as quickly as possible after an ED acceptance, file a CSS Financial Aid Profile within a week of applying to Muhlenberg. We will run early need-based and merit aid processes for accepted ED students.

4. What is your commitment? - If you are admitted ED, you’re expected to withdraw other applications and enroll at Muhlenberg. This is a promise you should not make lightly.

For more information on applying to Muhlenberg, please call us at 484-664-3200, or write to Good luck!

Early Decision checklist