Deep Springs welcomes applications without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, race, ethnic origin, disability, religion, economic status, or political affiliation.
Age: Applicants must be 23 or younger at the application deadline.
Educational Background: Students who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent are not eligible for admission.
Gender: Deep Springs had an all-male student body until the summer of 2018. A three-year plan for rapid transition to a rough balance of men and women in the student body is now underway. Ten women and five men were admitted into the class that began in the summer of 2018; women currently comprise one-third of the student body. For the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year, the Applications Committee plans to admit roughly seven men and seven women; this means that women will comprise a majority of the overall student body next year. Gender distribution will reach rough parity in the third year of the plan, the 2020-2021 academic year. At this point the college community will consider whether or not to continue to consider gender distribution in admissions. In the meantime, our pursuit of rough gender balance does not imply every student must have a traditional gender identification; the college still welcomes applications from students with non-traditional gender identities.
Transfer students: Eligible applicants who have attended college but 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.”
Disability: Deep Springs is able to accommodate many disabilities. Please contact us if you have any questions about particular needs.
Scholarship: 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 Dean to receive funding assistance for books, travel, and incidental expenses.
Support for Interview Costs: Applicants without the financial resources to travel to the college for a second-round interview may apply to the Dean for assistance with travel within the continental U.S. No one should be discouraged by such costs from submitting a first-round application in November.