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Early Action at HWS

Sail into the spring of your senior year confident in your future. Apply to HWS early and receive a decision by Dec. 15.

Early action is a non-binding process, giving applicants the opportunity to review admission and financial aid offers from other schools. Students have until May 1 to respond to an offer of admission. Acceptance rate is similar to that of Regular Decision.

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EARLY ACTION Dates and Deadlines

August 1

October 1

November 15

  • Common Application and all supplemental application materials due
  • Arts portfolio due for students interested in merit-based arts scholarships
  • FAFSA due for students interested in need-based aid

December 15

  • Admission decision available online
  • Financial aid award available online for admitted students

May 1

  • Enrollment deadline