Application released: September 1, 2020. (This application is now OPEN.)
First round application due: November 8, 2020.
First round notification: December 18, 2020. Essay prompts for the second round will be sent to those who advance.
Second round essays due: January 10, 2021.
Second round interviews: January & February, 2021
Final decisions sent: April 1, 2021.
DS21 arrives: July 3, 2021.
After a century of existing as an all-male institution, Deep Springs now accepts applications from all students, regardless of gender.
There are a few reasons why someone might be ineligible to apply to Deep Springs. We do not consider applicants who have already completed a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent at another institution, or are over the age of 23 at the application deadline.
Transfer students who have not completed a four-year degree are welcome to apply. There are no special deadlines or processes for transfer students, but they must submit transcripts from their college-level careers in addition to secondary school transcripts. Regardless of prior college experience, every student enters Deep Springs as a “first-year.”
The full-scholarship for tuition, room, and board is awarded automatically to all admitted students, regardless of financial need, country of origin, or any other considerations. Admitted students in financial need can consult with the Academic Dean to receive funding assistance for books, travel, and incidental expenses.
For international students, the application process is like the application process for domestic students, with one major exception: If an applicant has not attended an English-speaking secondary school or college, we ask for proof of English proficiency through the TOEFL, the IELTS or other equivalent exam. Deep Springs does not offer ESL (English as a second language) programs.