Early Decision

Early Decision is a way for students to declare their college intentions early in their senior year by applying for admission and making an early commitment to enroll if admitted. This is an excellent way for students with strong interest in Rhodes to shorten the college application cycle and be confident about their college enrollment before the end of the fall semester of their senior year. Students applying for scholarship and financial aid will receive full consideration for merit-based and need-based funding. There are two Early Decision rounds to consider. 

Early Decision I 

  • Students must apply via the Common Application by November 1 for Early Decision I consideration. Rhodes begins to review Early Decision I applications on September 1st and normally delivers both admission and merit scholarship decisions within two weeks of reception of all supporting documents including financial aid applications (if applicable).  
  • Students wanting to be considered for merit scholarship need only submit their completed application for admission.  
  • Students accepted Early Decision I must make a $400 enrollment deposit within two weeks of notification.  
  • To be considered for need based aid, Early Decision I applicants are required to complete both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by November 1. Notification of need based aid begins November 15. Students seeking need based financial aid must make their $400 enrollment deposit no later than December 1.  

Early Decision II 

  • Students must apply via the Common Application by January 1 for Early Decision II consideration. Rhodes begins to review Early Decision II applications on November 15 and normally delivers both admission and merit scholarship decisions within two weeks of reception of all supporting documents including financial aid applications (if applicable).  
  • Students wanting to be considered for merit scholarship need only submit their completed application for admission.  
  • Students accepted Early Decision II must make a $400 enrollment deposit within two weeks of notification. 
  • To be considered for need based aid, Early Decision II applicants are required to complete both the FAFSA and the CSS Profile by January 1st. Notification of need based aid begins February 1st. Students seeking need based financial aid must make their $400 enrollment deposit no later than February 15.