​Apply to Babson

For those applicants who may have been impacted by the California wildfires, we understand that this may cause a delay in the completion of your application. We are happy to work with you to resolve any outstanding issues. Please don’t hesitate to contact us so we may assist you.

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. 

Babson offers four fall application plans for first-year applicants: Early Decision I, Early Decision II, Early Action, and Regular Decision. In addition, Babson’s January GAP Enrollment provides students with the opportunity to apply for the spring semester. Students interested in this option may apply under any of the application plans and may identify their interest on the application.

Admission Deadlines

Early Decision INov. 1Mid-DecemberJan. 15
Early Decision IIJan. 2Mid-FebruaryMarch 15
Early ActionNov. 1Mid-DecemberMay 1
Regular DecisionJan. 2April 1May 1

Please note: All deadlines are by 11:59 p.m. in the time zone from which you are submitting the application.​​​​​​​​​​

Early Decision

The binding Early Decision plans offered are for students who have decided that Babson is their first choice. If accepted, students agree to enroll at Babson and withdraw all other applications. The notification dates for Early Decision I (ED I) and Early Decision II (ED II) are well in advance of Babson’s Regular Decision notification dates. Students applying Early Decision to Babson are eligible to apply to other colleges’ nonbinding early admission programs. Because of the strength of our ED pools, some qualified students not admitted through the ED plans may be deferred to the Regular Decision (RD) round; however, students denied during the ED processes are not eligible to reapply.

  • Application Deadline: ED I November 1*, ED II January 2
  • Notification: ED I by mid-December, ED II by mid-February
  • Deposit due: ED I January 15, ED II March 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 2*
  • Notification: By mid-March
  • Deposit due: May 1
Babson College welcomes applicants of every race, religion, nationality, and ethnicity, regardless of citizenship or immigration status. Students of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program and undocumented immigrant students are treated equally to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Academic, financial aid, and admissions records are regarded as highly confidential. Babson is committed to protecting the privacy of our students.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​