Timeline and Deadlines

April / May / June (Summer before Senior Year)
  • Submit your application online here, or at www.commonapp.org
  • Submit 3 letters of recommendation (optional)
July / August Submit:

  • High School Transcript
  • Official Test Scores – ACT, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS
  • Personal Statement
September / October
  • Retest – If you didn’t get the score you were expecting on your SAT/ACT, now is the time to schedule another test!
  • If you’ve already applied and been accepted, deposit! Your $125 non-refundable tuition deposit guarantees your spot in the upcoming fall class and gives you priority on housing.
  • VISIT! We have many opportunities to see campus this fall, including “C” for Yourself! Register online here.
  • Begin filling out external (non-Cottey) scholarship applications.
  • October 1: Families can begin the financial aid process by filling out the FAFSA. Have the results sent to Cottey.
    • Cottey’s FAFSA Code: 002458
November / December
  • PRIORITY DEADLINE: December 31! By completing your application on time, you’ll ensure you don’t miss out on any scholarship opportunities from Cottey. Remember: the application fee is waived through December 31.
  • After your fall semester, send us your new transcripts, as well as any new test scores.
  • Make connections with the P.E.O. Chapter who will sponsor you for your state’s scholarship. Contact your Enrollment Counselors for more details!
January There’s still time to apply! Pay your $20 application fee here
February / March
  • February 1 is the deadline for Cottey’s Fine Arts Scholarships.
  • P.E.O. scholarship deadlines vary by state. Ensure you are communicating with your Admission Representative and P.E.O.s who are helping you through the process.
  • VISIT! Just can’t get enough? We have plenty of opportunities to visit this spring, including “C” for Yourself! Register here
  • Deposits and housing paperwork are still being accepted. Be sure to send them in early. Remember, an early deposit means housing priority!
  • Health Forms are sent to deposited students. Be sure you submit these ASAP for a smooth transition into Orientation this fall.
  • Reply to your Financial Aid Award Letter
  • Applications are still being accepted! Submit your $20 application fee.
May / June / July
  • Submit final high school transcripts upon graduation. If applicable, submit transcripts for college credit received.
  • If you’re applying late, your $20 application fee (after June 1) can be paid here.
  • Housing Assignments are sent to deposited students in July.
  • Register for classes. Click here to select a session.
August Orientation
You’ll move in, register for classes, and get everything lined up to begin your life at Cottey College!