First Year Students: Early Decision

The early decision admission option offers everyone whose first choice is Alfred University, the opportunity to apply for the fall semester by December 1 and receive a decision by December 15.


  • You must be a first-time student
  • You must make a commitment to enroll at Alfred University if you are admitted. Early Decision Contract
  • You may apply to other institutions even if applying to Alfred University as an Early Decision candidate, however, upon notification of admission to Alfred University, those applications must be withdrawn.


Application fee
The Common Application will also require a $50 (US) non-refundable fee or a fee waiver certificate. Looking to waive this cost? A fee waiver may be obtained by visiting campus, asking your school’s counselor to submit a fee waiver request, submitting a College Board fee waiver, or by joining our mailing list where we send out fee waiver codes!

Application, official transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, letters of recommendation, and the Early Decision Contract must be submitted no later than December 1.

You will be notified of an admission decision by December 15. If you are admitted, you must withdraw applications to other colleges and submit a non-refundable deposit of $300 by January 15. If you are not admitted as part of the early decision plan, you will be deferred and reviewed again under the regular admission program. Not being admitted through the early decision plan does not harm your chances of being admitted through the regular admission process.

Financial Aid application
Early decision financial aid application process information is provided to each early decision admission applicant. If the financial aid application process is completed by the December 15 deadline, the early decision accepted student will receive an early decision estimated financial aid award package. Financial aid awards are estimated prior to being finalized by completion of the verification process.


Alfred University
Office of Admissions
Alumni Hall
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Ph: 800-541-9229
Ph: 607-871-2115

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