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Early Decision I If you have decided that Elmira is your first choice college. It is understood that if admitted, at the time you enroll you will withdraw applications made to other colleges. by Nov. 15 Dec. 15 Mar. 1
Early Decision II If you have decided that Elmira is your first choice college. It is understood that if admitted, at the time you commit to Elmira College, you will withdraw applications made to other colleges. by Jan. 15 Jan. 31 Mar. 1
Regular Decision If you are applying to a variety of colleges.  Elmira College operates on rolling admissions.  If you have questions regarding whether we are still accepting applications, please call us at 800-935-6472.

Rolling admissions, most applications are received by Feb. 1

Rolling admissions, usually within 4 weeks after receiving completed application May 1
Transfer Admission If you will have completed four or more transferable college-level courses before entering Elmira. June 1 July 1 July 15
International Student Admission If you are not a U. S. citizen and you are not a permanent resident of the United States. June 1 July 1 July 15
January Admission If you plan to matriculate in the semester beginning in January instead of September. by Dec. 1 Dec. 30 Jan. 3