Applying for Early Decision
Students may apply via the online E&H application, or through the Common Application website. Application requirements are generally the same for either application method.
Commitment Deposit Fee
Early Decision students must apply by November 15. Notification of decisions begins December 15. If accepted, students agree to confirm their seat in the class by January 15. Students must pay a non-refundable commitment deposit to confirm their intent to enroll. This deposit is not placed on the student account, but is held by the college until the final semester before graduation when the deposit is then applied to the student account to help cover any outstanding charges.
Financial Aid Package
An estimated financial aid package is sent to students well in advance of the January 15 reply date. All students who apply through Early Decision must file the FAFSA4Caster financial award estimator no later than December 1. Students seeking need-based financial aid who receive an Early Decision financial aid package must also file the official Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available in January each year.
Emory & Henry does not differentiate the amount of financial aid offered to students who apply for Early Decision versus Regular Decision applicants. However, if the financial aid award is insufficient to reasonably permit enrollment, students will be released from their agreement to attend Emory & Henry College.