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Applying to Babson

Babson offers first-year applicants two ways to apply, the Babson Application or the Common Application.

The admission committee does not have an application preference and we encourage students to use the application that is easiest for them. We do encourage students to submit their applications online although paper applications will also be processed.

Babson offers three fall application plans for first-year applicants: Early Decision, Early Action, and Regular Decision. Babson’s newest program, January G.A.P. Enrollment, provides students with the opportunity to apply for the spring semester. Students interested in this option can apply under any of the application plans and can identify their interest on the application.

Early Decision

Babson’s Early Decision (ED) plan allows students who have chosen Babson as their top-choice college to apply early and receive a decision in mid-December. Admitted students can enjoy the remainder of their senior year with the admission process behind them. ED applicants agree to enroll at Babson, if admitted, and are eligible to apply to other colleges’ nonbinding early admission programs. Students may apply for ED to only one college and, if admitted, must immediately withdraw all applications submitted to other institutions. Because of the strength of our ED pool, some qualified students not admitted through the ED plan may be deferred to the Regular Decision (RD) round; however, students denied during the ED process are not eligible to reapply.

  • Application Deadline: November 1*
  • Notification: By December 15
  • Deposit due: January 15

*Early Decision candidates who have not completed the Common Application Early Decision Agreement are required to complete the Babson Early Decision Agreement Form (pdf).

Early Action

Babson’s nonbinding Early Action (EA) plan is designed for applicants who view Babson as one of their top choices. Students admitted through EA can enjoy the remainder of their senior year exploring Babson more in depth and have until May 1 to make their college choice. EA applicants are eligible to apply to other colleges’ early admission programs. Qualified students not admitted to Babson through the EA plan may be deferred to the Regular Decision round for reconsideration; however, students denied during the EA process are not eligible to reapply.

  • Application Deadline: November 1*
  • Notification: By January 1
  • Deposit due: May 1

Regular Decision

Regular Decision is the most popular of Babson’s admission plans. Last year, nearly two-thirds of admitted students were admitted through RD. Admitted students learn of their decisions by mid-March and have until May 1 to make their decision.

  • Application Deadline: January 4*
  • Notification: By March 15
  • Deposit due: May 1

*Please note: All deadlines are by 11:59 PM in the time zone from which you are submitting the application.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Common Application (with Writing Supplement) or Babson Application

• Secondary School Report

• Official High School Transcript

Standardized Testing SAT or ACT (with Writing)

• TOEFL or IELTS (for International Students)

• Letters of Recommendation (one Counselor Recommendation and one Teacher Recommendation)

• $75 Application Fee *If the application fee presents a financial burden, students may apply for a fee waiver (pdf).

Interview (Optional)

ED Agreement (pdf) (if applicable)