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International Applicants

When to Apply

Knox has three application options for first-year students. The option you choose depends on how and when you want an admission decision.

Early Action I (non-binding)

If you've decided early in your senior year that Knox is among your top college choices, apply early and receive the benefit of learning your admission decision sooner. The Early Action option is non-binding, meaning you may apply to other colleges and still have until May 1 to make your final college selection. Knox offers two rounds of early application consideration. Complete your application by November 1 (Early Action I), and we'll send an admission decision by November 30.

Early Action II (non-binding)

Apply by the December 1 deadline (Early Action II) and receive an admission decision by December 31.

Regular Decision

Regular Decision candidates should submit all portions of their applications for admission by February 1. Candidates receive an admission decision by March 31 and must reply to our offer by May 1.

Dates and Deadlines

Early Action I
Early Action II Regular Decision
Application Deadline
November 1 December 1 February 1*
Scholarship Submissions Due
November 1 December 1 February 1
Notification By
November 30 December 31 March 31
Reply and Deposit Due May 1 May 1 May 1



You should start assembling your application materials well in advance of the deadline, and be sure to give your teachers and counselor enough time to write letters of recommendation. All documents should be postmarked (or sent electronically) by the applicable deadline. Please call us at 309-341-7100 if you are having difficulty finishing any part of your application.

*We are accepting late applications until the incoming class is full. If you plan to apply for Fall 2014, submit your application as soon as possible. We also encourage you to contact your admission counselor about your plans to apply.