EARLY DECISION AGREEMENT
The Early Decision Agreement is required only for candidates who have chosen to apply through the binding Early Decision plan to Swarthmore College.
Please complete this form and upload it to your applicant portal checklist or submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline below.
Please choose your decision plan:
Fall Early Decision (due November 15) Winter Early Decision (due by January 1)
ame: _____________________________________________ Last Name: _______________________________________________________
Preferred First Name: _____________________________________ Middle Name: _________________________________ Suffix: _____________
Street Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________
State/Province: ________________________ Country: ___________________________________ Zip/Postal Code: __________________________
Current High School: _______________________________________________________________ CEEB/ACT Code: _________________________
As defined by Swarthmore College:
Early Decision (ED) is a restrictive early application plan in which students commit to a first-choice college and, if admitted, agree to enroll and
withdraw their other college applications. While pursuing admission under an Early Decision plan, students may apply to other institutions under a
Regular/Standard or Early Action Application plan, but may have only one Early Decision application pending at a time. Colleges will respond to an
application for financial aid at or near the time of an offer of admission and before a deposit is required. Should a student who applies for financial aid not
be offered an award that makes attendance possible, the student may request a release from the Early Decision commitment. Colleges must notify
candidates of the admission decision within a clearly stated period of time. A nonrefundable deposit may be required before May 1.
are admitted under Early Decision at Swarthmore College, you must promptly withdraw applications submitted to other colleges and
universities and make no additional applications to any other college or university in any country. If you are an Early Decision candidate and are
seeking financial aid, you need not withdraw other applications until you received notification about financial aid from Swarthmore College.
Signature of S
tudent: ______________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________
I wish to be considered as an Early Decision candidate at Swarthmore College. I have read and understand my rights and responsibilities under the Early
Signature of C
ounselor: ____________________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________
As the counselor, I have advised the applicant to abide by the Early Decision commitment outlined above.
Signature of Parent or Legal Guardian: ________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________
As the parent/legal guardian, I will ensure that the applicant abides by the Early Decision commitment outlined above.