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Undergraduate: Apply to Marist

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Ready to become a member of the Red Fox Family? From the three ways to apply to deadlines to admission criteria, this is your one-stop-shop for all you need to know about applying to Marist.

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*Please note: In an effort to receive the most up-to-date communications and information, we kindly request you use your personal email address and not one associated with your academic institution. 

Dates and Deadlines

Marist offers deadlines and decision options to suit your preferences and levels of comfort*. Learn which application deadline and decision action are right for you. 

An image of Early Decision 1 | November 15 | Notification by mid-December
An image of Early Action | November 15 | Notification by mid-January
An image of Early Decision 2 | February 15 | Notification by late February
An image of Regular Decision | February 15 | Notification by mid-March

Early Decision I

Marist offers two binding Early Decision options in which candidates are limited to Marist as their sole choice. Marist's Early Decision I deadline is November 15, and notifications will be mailed mid-December. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by March 1.

Deadline: November 15

Early Action

Marist also offers a flexible Early Action option for students who wish to find out early, but are not ready to commit. The deadline for this non-binding option is November 15, and notifications are mailed mid-January. Accepted candidates will have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable deposit.

Deadline: November 15

Early Decision II

The second binding Early Decision option is Early Decision II. Early Decision II applications must be completed by February 15, and notifications will be mailed late February. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by March 1.

Deadline: February 15

Regular Decision

The last deadline for first-year applicants is Regular Decision. These non-binding applications must be received by February 15, and notifications are mailed mid-March. Accepted candidates have until May 1 to submit a non-refundable deposit.

Deadline: February 15

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While you are welcome to submit your test scores to Marist, it is optional and not a requirement. This helps us put emphasis on your merit and who you are as a person, rather than relying on scores alone. 

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We selected our class of over 1,300 freshmen from nearly 11,000 applicants. This year's freshmen class include students from all corners of the map! From the Midwest to the South, to every state in the Northeast, as well as Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and 23 international countries are represented in the class in 2026. Here's the breakdown:

GPA: 89-96 or 3.3 鈥 4.0 (recalculated)
The middle 50% of accepted students averaged between 89 and 96 for their GPA.

SAT: 
The middle 50% scored between 1220 and 1350.

AP and IB Credit

Marist's AP and IB credit policies are flexible and student-friendly, with the goal of helping students make the most of their college experience, whether that means accelerating your degree, creating time to study abroad, or taking on another internship. 

Learn more about AP and IB Credit >

 

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At Marist, we understand that you've worked hard to complete AP, IB, and dual enrollment college courses while still in high school, and we strive to reward your hard work. Our Transfer Credit Roadmap will estimate how many of your AP, IB, and dual enrollment college credits will transfer to your desired degree program at Marist. We'll ensure you make the most of your college experience, whether that means accelerating your degree, creating additional time to study aboard, pursuing another internship, or adding a minor or second major to your degree plan.

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Students interested in applying should rank in the top half of their graduating class and hold a recalculated average of 88-93 or 3.1 鈥 3.7. Leadership qualities and high school activities are also important. Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of History/Social Studies
  • 2 years of a foreign language

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