College Admission Application in paper form

December 1 is the upcoming Early Action II admission deadline here at Hanover College. Much like Hanover’s Early Decision and Early Action I deadline on November 1, we fully expect Early Action II to also yield a large number of strong applicants.

You might be asking how Early Action differs from Early Decision and why are there two Early Action deadlines? To begin, Early Decision is a binding agreement where students agree to remove all other applications to post-secondary institutions. While Early Action is similar, it is non-binding, but students receive early consideration for financial aid notification. This process is new and made possible to Hanover when the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application process moved from the spring to October 1, therefore allowing colleges to begin notifying students of their financial aid eligibility earlier in the recruitment process.

As students navigate their college search, it is important to understand the admission process at each individual school. Making a quick phone call to the office of admissions is an easy way to make sure students do not miss deadlines and understand all the requirements necessary for admission consideration, e.g., letter of recommendation, personal statement, transcript and SAT or ACT test scores. As a test-optional institution, students applying to Hanover are not required to submit their scores but will need to answer six short essay questions (less than 100 words each) to give the admission committee a better understanding of student preparedness for Hanover.

December 1 is right around the corner, time to get to work on your application.

As vice president for strategy and enrollment, Chris Gage serves to guide the institutional enrollment objectives and strategic plan in consultation with all stakeholders. Gage is an experienced enrollment professional with progressive leadership responsibilities at Hanover College.