DOES IT MATTER WHETHER A STUDENT SUBMITS THE FAST FORWARD APPLICATION OR THE COMMON APPLICATION?
No, Siena accepts and reviews both applications equally.
HOW CAN STUDENTS USE THE COMMON APPLICATION TO GET THE SAME BENEFITS AS THE FAST FORWARD APPLICATION?
A student may apply with the Common Application and have the same benefits as the Fast Forward Application by selecting "the institution offered me a fee waiver" option on the Siena Member Page of the Common Application. And as long as the student applies before December 1 and selects Early Action as the application type, they will receive a decision 7-10 days after the application is complete.
WHEN IS AN APPLICATION CONSIDERED COMPLETE?
An application is complete once Siena College has received the following:
- Official high school transcript
- Essay or graded paper
- A school counselor recommendation
- If applying to Siena's Albany Medical College Program, Albany Law School 4+3 Program, or Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), or you are a student-athlete: Official SAT Reasoning Test or ACT scores. All other students, click here for more information on our test-optional policy.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EARLY ACTION AND EARLY DECISION?
Early Action is a non-binding application. Students have until May 1 to make their decision.
Early Decision is a binding application. Upon acceptance, students agree to attend Siena and must submit their deposit no later than March 1 for the fall term.