University of Notre Dame application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts

Fall 2015

First Year

  • Regular Decision - 01/01/2015
  • Restrictive Early Action - 11/01/2014
  • Why Notre Dame? (required response 150-200 words)
  • Please select two of the following four prompts and provide a response of approximately 150 words (not to exceed 200 words) to each. 

    A good story starts with a good beginning. Get us hooked in the first 150 words.
  • Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, described education as “the art of helping young people to completeness.” How are you incomplete?
  • Notre Dame students are encouraged to learn through discovery by interacting with the world around them. Describe your ideal intellectual field trip.
  • Initiate an in-person conversation with someone whom you've never met but who you think might be interesting. What did you learn about that person or yourself?