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Undergraduate Admission: Application Instructions and Deadlines

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One of the nation’s top universities, Case Western Reserve University offers a wealth of resources and opportunities to students seeking an engaging undergraduate experience that prepares them for a successful future.

Case Western Reserve applicants can take one of three paths when they apply.

Non-Binding Early Action: Apply earlier and get an admission decision and financial aid package (if applicable) sooner, without being committed to enrolling at Case Western Reserve.

Pre-Professional Scholars Program: Be considered for conditional admission to graduate programs in medicine, dental medicine, law or social work at Case Western Reserve before you even begin undergraduate work.

Regular Decision: No additional application materials or earlier deadline considerations needed.

First-Year Admission Deadlines
Early Action PPSP Regular Decision
Deadline to Apply Nov. 1 Dec. 1 Jan. 15
Notification By Dec. 15 Finalists Feb. 1.
All others March 20
March 20
Deadline to Enroll May 1 May 1 May 1

To follow are instructions for traditional, U.S. high school students applying to Case Western Reserve under the early action or regular decision plans. Additional or alternate materials are required for transfer students; 3/2 Engineering students; international studentsPre-Professional Scholars Program applicants; and homeschooled students. Please review information specific to these situations.

Required Materials

  1. Common Application. Once you begin your application, add Case Western Reserve to your list of My Colleges and click “save.” CWRU’s member questions will then appear in the My Colleges tab.
  2. Official high school transcript.
  3. School Report (including a counselor recommendation).
  4. SAT or ACT with writing score (submitted to CWRU via the respective testing agency).
    • SAT code: 1105
    • ACT code: 3244
  5. Two teacher recommendations

Students who wish to major in music must also audition with Case Western Reserve’s Department of Music. Information about scheduling an audition can be found here.

Optional: Applicants may choose to provide additional letters of recommendation and/or SAT II subject tests. They also may choose to complete an interview, either on campus with an admission counselor or with a Case Western Reserve alum near their hometown (if available).

Most application documents can be submitted electronically. Those that are not should be mailed to:

Case Western Reserve University
Undergraduate Admission Application Receiving
P.O. Box 575
Chesterton, IN 46304

For deliveries requiring a street address:

Case Western Reserve University
c/o DataBank
1040 Wabash Ave.
Chesterton, IN 46034

Page last modified: September 23, 2013