Recruitment Resources


Annual Recruitment Cycle


August 1: Applications open

August-October: Begin college and departmental campaigns and events to push the November 1 Early Action application deadline

November 1: Early Action application deadline (to receive an early decision by mid-January and be given priority consideration for merit scholarships as well as Honors and Scholars)

Mid November-May 1: yield campaigns and events for admitted students (includes Departmental welcome letters, Open Houses, Calling campaigns, postcards)

November-January: Campaigns to push the February 1 Regular Application deadline

January-July: Campaigns and events for prospective High School juniors

February 1: Regular Application deadline

May 1: Deadline to pay acceptance fees

May-July: Campaigns to maintain communications with students who have paid fees to address “summer melt” (invitation to communicate with departments, push summer bridge programs)


Sample Chair Letters

Open House Sign-In Sheets

Parents [pdf]125.43 KB


Arts and Humanities

Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences