Transfer Deadlines, Fees, Common App Usage at 2011 US News Top 50

CollegeFall entrySpring entryFeeCommon app?
HarvardMarch 1NA$75Y
YaleMarch 1NA$75Y
ColumbiaMarch 15NA$80Y
StanfordMarch 15NA$90Y
U PennMarch 15NA$75Y
Cal TechFebruary 11NA$75Y
MITFebruary 15November 15$75N
DartmouthMarch 1NA$80Y
DukeMarch 15NA$75Y
U ChicagoMarch 1NA$75Y
NorthwesternMay 1November 1$65Y
Johns HopkinsMarch 15NA$70Y
Washington U in St. LouisApril 1November 1$55Y
BrownMarch 1NA$75Y
CornellMarch 1October 1$70Y
RiceMarch 15October 15$65Y
VanderbiltMarch 1NA$50Y
Notre DameApril 15November 1$65N
EmoryJune 1November 1$40Y
GeorgetownMarch 1NA$65N
UC BerkeleyNovember 30NA$60N
Carnegie MellonMarch 1October 15$70Y
USCFebruary 1NA$65N
UCLANovember 30NA$60N
UVAMarch 1November 1$60Y
Wake ForestApril 1November 1$50Y
TuftsMarch 15NA$70Y
U MichiganFebruary 1October 1$65Y
UNC Chapel HillMarch 1NA$70N
Boston CollegeMarch 15November 1$70Y
College of William & MaryMarch 1November 1$60Y
NYUApril 1November 1$70Y
BrandeisApril 1November 1$55Y
Georgia TechFebruary 1October 1$65N
UC San DiegoNovember 30NA$60N
LehighMarch 1October 1$70Y
U RochesterJune 1October 1$30Y
UC DavisNovember 30NA$60N
UC Santa BarbaraNovember 30NA$60N
Case Western ReserveMay 15October 15$0Y
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteJune 1November 1$70Y
UC IrvineNovember 30NA$60N
U WashingtonFebruary 15September 15$60N
UT AustinMarch 1October 1$60N
U WisconsinFebruary 1October 1$44N
Penn StateFebruary 1October 15$50N
U IllinoisMarch 1October 15$50N
U MiamiMarch 1November 1$65Y
YeshivaFebruary 1November 15$65N

Sources: each colleges’ website,
Updated November 5, 2010.

Some notes:

ALWAYS CHECK with the college’s website to make sure the data is correct. We made every effort to be accurate, but things change and we don’t automatically receive updates from the schools. There are also more details available at each colleges’ website.

The table assumes that you’re applying from the US, and that you’re applying to the college of arts and sciences at each school. Deadlines and application fees can vary depending on whether or not you’re applying internationally (students applying from abroad usually have to pay about $10 more for their application), and depending on what school at the university you’re applying to (other schools, like the business or engineering or nursing schools may have different deadlines). Again, check each colleges’ website for details.

DO NOT necessarily be discouraged from applying to a given school just because of the application fee. All of the schools above accept fee waiver requests. The main form of fee waiver is for financial hardship, and they exist to enable students who would normally not be able to pay the application fee to apply. Inquire at the college you’re interested in for more details.

Why these schools? They happen to be the Top 50 National Universities according to US News. We wanted a sampling of the most popular schools that students might be curious about. Keep in mind there are about 2,500 four-year colleges in the US