Recruiting Timeline

Junior year

Start researching colleges and programs – think about visiting campus you are interested in.

  •  Jan 1  – Official visits can start Jan 1 of Junior year. Unofficial visits can be taken anytime (just like another other potential student)

Senior Year

Work with coaches to know roster availability and team spots. Good ideal to stay in touch with coach through senior year.

  • July 1 – Nov 1 Early Reads available. Important to get these done BEFORE getting too deep into the recruiting cycle. Work with coach to get these submitted.
    • Only requires a transcript, test scores (FYI Whitman is test option), and 7th semester courses
  • Oct 1 Financial Reads are available. Whitman is one of the few schools (maybe only) that will do an early read for financial aid. This an accurate estimate about how much money in scholarships and financial aid you may receive from Whitman. Link for more information
  • Admission Deadlines
    • Nov 15 – Early Decision 1
    • Jan 1 – Early Decision 2
    • Jan 15 – Regular Decision
    • Important! Financial Aid deadlines are at the same time. Whitman requires: FAFSA and CSS profile
  • Notification Dates
    • ED1 Mid December
    • ED 2 Late January
    • Regular Early March
  • Reply Dates (ie decision time)
    • ED 1 Jan 15
    • ED 2 Feb 15
    • Regular May 1

  • Note this list is specific to Whitman College and D3 athletics

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