applicationinfo_Congratulations on making the decision to apply to Colby. We look forward to learning more about you—your passions, past experiences, and future goals. Once we receive your application, your admissions counselor, along with two other members of the admissions team, will review it meticulously before making a final decision. This decision plays an important role in your future, and it’s something we take very seriously.

The links below should direct you to everything you need to know about applying, but if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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A Note About Mid-year Admission

Each year a number of first-year applicants are offered the chance to study abroad during their first semester and participate in Colby programs in Dijon, France, or Salamanca, Spain. After studying in Europe during the fall semester, these students join their classmates on campus for Jan Plan. Although most of these students elect to go abroad, some choose to start their Colby careers in January.

Deferral Policy

Students admitted to Colby may request to defer their matriculation for a semester or a full year.

NESCAC Statement of Common Admissions Practices

Guidelines and factors in admissions decisions for prospective student athletes.