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Autumn 2020
Early action: November 1, 2019*
Regular decision: February 1, 2020

Financial aid and FAFSA
Priority date: February 1, 2020 (or as soon as you can)

*An especially important date for those interested in merit scholarships, majors in engineering, Honors and Scholars Programs, and the Morrill Scholarship Program.

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