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Undergraduate: Apply to Marist

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Start Your Journey as a Red Fox

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.

Marist students sitting under a treeMarist Application

When applying to Marist with the print application, you must also use the Counselor Recommendation and Transcript Request Form pdf icon

What You Need to Apply

  • Secondary school transcript(s)

  • SAT/ACT scores:  Marist is a test-optional school, but you can still submit your scores for consideration

  • $50 application feeOnly for those applying via the Marist Application

  • One letter of recommendation in addition to your Counselor recommendation

  • Personal essay

  • Any supplemental materialsCheck if your desired program requires application supplements

  • $50 application feeOnly for those applying via the Marist Application

  • Declaration of Early Decision pdf iconOnly for those applying Early Decision

Dates and Deadlines

The varying college deadlines and decision options can be confusing. Learn which application deadline and decision action are right for you. 

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


Which Deadline and Decision Option are Right For You?

Early Decision I

Deadline: November 15

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 15th, and notifications will still be mailed mid-December. Accepted candidates are required to submit a non-refundable deposit by February 15th.

Early Action

Deadline: November 15

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

Early Decision II

Deadline: February 1

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

Regular Decision

Deadline: February 1

The last deadline for freshman applicants is Regular Decision. These non-binding applications must be received by February 1st, and notifications are mailed by mid-March. Accepted students have until May 1st to decide to attend Marist and submit their enrollment deposit.

Accepted Student Profile: Class of 2023

We accepted 49.0% of the nearly 11,260 students who applied for a seat in the entering class of 2023. This year's freshmen include 1,414 students from all corners of the United States and 27 different countries. Here's the breakdown:

GPA: 88-93 or 3.1 – 3.7 (recalculated)
The middle 50% of accepted students averaged between 87 and 93 for their GPA.

The middle 50% scored between 1210 and 1360.

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Admission Criteria

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 – 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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