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Checklist & Deadlines

Checklists & Deadlines

Important Dates

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  • Restrictive Early Action: November 1
  • Regular Decision: January 1
  • Priority Deadline to Apply for Financial Aid: February 15
  • Confirmation Deadline: May 1


  • Complete your application online at the Common, Coalition, or Questbridge application websites
  • Complete the Notre Dame Writing Supplement
  • Optional: Results of your ACT or SAT assessment scores - Notre Dame is test-optional for the 2024 and 2025 application cycles. Students may choose whether or not to include test scores when submitting their applications
  • Provide your high school transcripts
  • Two letters of evaluation—one from a guidance counselor and another from a high school teacher in an academic subject area who knows you well
  • Pay your application fee of $75