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Bryant values the important role guidance and college counselors play in the college search process.

The best way to know if Bryant will be a good fit for your students is by spending some time on our campus. If you are traveling to the Rhode Island area, we'd love for you to visit Bryant. Take a campus tour, attend an information session, and meet with a counselor. How else might we be able to help?

Application Deadlines

Bryant University accepts applications for Early Decision I, Early Action, Early Decision II and Regular Decision. 

Checking Application Status

If you want to check the status of your students' applications to make sure we have received all the required items, please email with your name and high school CEEB code. We will email you back with the details of your account.

Find the admission counselor for your school

Visit the Contact an Admission Counselor page to find the admission counselor who will be reviewing your students' applications.

Learn what's going on at Bryant

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or take a look at the calendar of events. You also might be interested in signing up to receive COMPETE, our e-newsletter for guidance counselors. To get on the mailing list, contact Katie McAtee, Associate Director of Admission, at

RIAAO Guidance Counselor Tour

Each April, the Rhode Island Association of Admission Officers (RIAAO) hosts a tour of 10 Rhode Island colleges and universities. If you are interested in spending four days in the Ocean State learning about all the unique opportunities for higher education offered in Rhode Island, please contact the Admission Office to have us add your name to the mailing list.

Early Decision I - Nov. 1 

If Bryant is your student's first-choice university, we encourage him or her to apply Early Decision. In addition to receiving admission notification by Dec. 1, students who filed an estimated financial aid form will receive scholarship notification and an estimated financial aid package. By applying Early Decision, students agree that, if admitted, they will withdraw all other college applications and enroll at Bryant University. A commitment deposit is due by Jan. 5, 2018.

Early Action - Nov. 15 

If Bryant is one of your student's top choices, we encourage him or her to apply Early Action. In addition to receiving admission notification mid-January, students will receive scholarship notification along with their admission decision. Early action is non-binding, which means students get early notification, but their commitment deposit is not due until May 1, 2018.

Early Decision II - Jan. 15

If during your student's college search, Bryant becomes his or her first-choice university after the Nov. 1 Early Decision I deadline, he or she still has the opportunity to be considered as an Early Decision applicant through our Early Decision II program. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 15, and will receive scholarship notification. Those who filed an estimated financial aid form* will also receive an estimated financial aid package. By applying Early Decision II, your student agrees that, if admitted, he or she will withdraw all other college applications and enroll at Bryant University. A commitment deposit is due by March 23, 2018. All Early Decision applicants must submit the Early Decision Agreement Form.

Regular Decision - Feb. 1 

Students applying Regular Decision will receive notification by the third week in March and must postmark their commitment deposit by May 1, 2018. Applicants will receive notification if they have been awarded a scholarship, and those who filed a FAFSA will receive a financial aid package.