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First-Year Students

All first-year applications must be submitted through the Common Application. We encourage you to read through the application in full prior to submitting. Applications are reviewed once all support materials are received in the Office of Admission.

Application Instructions

Your application will include:

  • Essay: Submit an essay of no more than 500 words. You'll find the essay prompt in the Common Application. 

  • Recommendations: Recommenders should submit letters directly to Antioch College through the Common Application or electronically to Students applying as first-time college students must have a school-based recommendation submitted in support of their application.

  • Transcripts and Secondary School Report: Official high school transcripts and Secondary School Report should be sent electronically through the Common Application or mailed to:
    • Antioch College, Office of Admission, 1 Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. If you completed courses at an accredited college or university, please have those transcripts submitted directly to the Office of Admission.
  • Homeschool/Unschool Report: Antioch College welcomes applications from students who are homeschooled or unschooled. We ask that homeschooled or unschooled applicants submit a Homeschooling Report. That document should include the following:
    • A list of all courses taken or areas of study covered.
    • Narrative or graded evaluations of student performance in each subject.
    • A short research paper, preferably completed within the last year.
  • Portfolio: Send us your artwork, poetry, short stories, academic papers — or anything else that might help an application review committee to get to know you better. Portfolios are required for students hoping to pursue a major in the arts. Email your work to
  • Test Scores: You are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores with your application. You may submit test scores if you believe your scores will provide the admissions committee with a full view of your academic accomplishments and ability. Otherwise, please know that standardized test scores will have no adverse impact on your application.
  • Interview: While the interview is not required in most circumstances, the Admission Committee may ask that you submit to an alumni interview in order to learn more about why you've chosen to apply to Antioch.  

Application Deadlines

Early Decision 

Candidates who feel strongly that Antioch is their first choice commit to attend the College if offered admission. They also guarantee that they have filed no other Early Decision applications and that they will withdraw any regular applications if admitted to Antioch College. Early Decision candidates are judged by the same standards as all other applicants. Applicants are reminded to complete the FAFSA immediately upon submission of the application for admission.

  Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline Notification Reply/Deposit
Early Decision I (Fall 2019) November 15, 2018 November 15, 2018 December 15, 2018 January 15, 2019
Early Decision II (Fall 2019) January 2, 2019 January 2, 2019 February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019


Regular Decision 

  Application Deadline Financial Aid Deadline Notification Reply/Deposit
Fall 2018 July 2, 2018 (Rolling) July 2, 2018 (Rolling) Rolling 1 month from notice
Fall 2019 Feb. 1, 2019 Priority (Rolling) Feb. 1, 2019 Priority Rolling May 1, 2019*

 *When admitted between April 1 and July 2, deposit is one month after notification.