Burlington College's application process is highly personalized and holistic. The College believes that the best assessment of an individual's ability to succeed and benefit from our programs results not only from an evaluation of written materials that are part of an application file, but through meaningful communication with the applicant.
Above all, Burlington College treats students as individuals—individuals with important contributions to make to the intellectual spirit of the college community. Working in small discussion-centered classes, generally of between eight and 15 members, students come to know each other and themselves—well.
Easy Application Process: Undergraduate Degree
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Download the PDF Application Form, fill it out, and mail it to us.
Pay the $50.00 application fee. Either online or by mail.
We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF application form.
Burlington College also accepts the Common Application and considers both forms equally.
Easy Application Process: Graduate Degree
Or download the Master of Arts in Individualized Studies Application.
Burlington College accepts applications on a rolling basis. In general, this means that an application is evaluated and a decision is made within two weeks of the application becoming complete. First year and transfer applicants may be considered for both the fall and spring semesters. In some cases, summer start dates may be considered. There is no official deadline for the submission of applications. However, scholarships, college financial aid and spaces in each class are limited, so students are encouraged to apply no later than May 1 for the fall semester and no later than December 15 for the spring semester. An application for admission is required of anyone who wishes to matriculate and enroll in a program of study leading to an academic degree or certificate.