Each year Colby admissions counselors read more than 5,000 applications to enroll a class of 500 students. Your application is what will set you apart from other applicants.

Tell us what interests you, what makes you tick, and why you want to join the Colby community. Share your accomplishments and what you’ve learned along the way. Emphasize your dedication to both academic and extracurricular activities. Tell us your story.

Early Decision or Regular Decision?

If Colby is your top choice, apply ED I or ED II and finalize your plans early.

If you’re still weighing your options, apply as a Regular Decision candidate. We know determining where to spend the next four years of your life is tough, so applying Regular Decision will give you more time to decide. Submit your application materials by January 1 to meet our final admissions deadline. You’ll hear from us by April 1, then you’ll have until May 1 to accept admission to Colby and submit the enrollment deposit.