Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
You should apply as a first-year student if you have not taken college courses after receiving your high school or secondary school diploma. If you've participated in post-secondary education or college courses while in high school, you still are considered a first-year student.
If you have graduated from high school (or equivalent) and enrolled in college courses, regardless of whether credit was earned, you are considered a transfer student. Our admission office may, at its discretion, consider a student who meets the criteria for a transfer applicant as a first-year applicant. Students who applied to Case Western Reserve in the previous twelve months can submit a reapplication form and do not need to submit an application or application fee.
We enthusiastically welcome interested students and their families to visit campus. Many tell us that the scope of our campus resources and the vitality of our neighborhood and community surpass their expectations. We offer information sessions and tours weekdays and most weekends (including Sundays). Interviews are also available for students who have completed junior year of high school and for transfer students. We also offer virtual sessions throughout the year.
The Case Western Reserve community is defined by collaboration. People are willing to be adventurous and learn from each other in unexpected ways.