When should I apply to Castleton?
Castleton encourages students to apply early, but applications are encouraged on a rolling basis. Castleton does not have an application deadline, yet we encourage careful attention to aid, scholarship, and enrollment deadlines. Learn more about how to apply.
How do I apply for scholarships?
Castleton Admissions reviews each applicant holistically; all application materials submitted are taken into consideration for initial acceptance. New Student Scholarships further recognize students’ commitment to and success in academic and extra-curricular involvement.
After I apply, how long will it be before I hear a decision?
Our application review begins in September for spring and late November for fall. All decisions are made on a rolling basis. When your application and all required materials are submitted, we intend to send you notification of our decision in 7-10 business days. Learn more about the application process.
Can I ask a current Castleton student a question?
Yes! Our student ambassadors would love to answer any questions that you have about Castleton. Contact them by emailing WeAreSpartans@castleton.edu.
Do I have to know my major to apply?
Not at all! Many students apply undecided. A liberal arts education allows you to explore many areas so that you find the right path for you.
How do I arrange a campus visit?
Visits are the most valuable way to learn about Castleton and see if our community is one you will love. Our office is open Monday through Friday, with multiple tours available in the morning and afternoon. Appointments are appreciated so that we may ensure your visit is successful. Call 800-639-8521 or email us to set up a tour!
We are pleased you are interested in learning more about admission to Castleton. Our website provides a wide variety of information to familiarize you with our admissions process. This is not only an exciting time for you, but for us as well. Castleton values personal interaction and we are fortunate to be able to work closely with our applicants.
Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or to arrange a personal visit.
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oldest institution of higher education in the US
students serve as Community Advisors in the residence halls
Vermont's first college
All-Region Honors since 2010
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All-Conference Honors in '17-'18
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All-American Honors in '17-'18
students serve on the Student Government by being Delegates, serving on the Executive Board, the Campus Activities Board, and the Peer Conduct Board.
Conference All-Academic Honors in '17-'18
Clubs & Organizations, with new ones forming all the time!
students are Student Orientation Staff
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Students made the President's List in spring '18
Students made the Dean's List in spring '18
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