First-Year Student Dates and Deadlines

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See below for a month-by-month view of upcoming events, deadlines and next steps to remember.

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We will update this page over the coming months with additional deadlines and tasks. If you are an international student please make sure to refer to our international student support content. If you are considering deferring your admission, please refer to our deferral policy.

Required tasks (marked with an R) need to be completed in the incoming student portal.