Welcome, Accepted Students!
Celebrate! You got in!
Reserve your spot!
Send in your deposit
by May 1.
Congratulations on your acceptance to Carthage, and welcome to the Carthage College Class of 2026!
We can’t wait to welcome you to your new home.
You’re going to love it here.
After all … What’s not to love?
At Carthage, you'll wake up to sunrises over Lake Michigan ...
... and unwind with this as your view. The lake will be the perfect backdrop ...
... whether you're with a group of new friends ...
... or enjoying a moment alone.
Some days, you'll forget to look at the giant blue body of water because you're so focused ...
... and you're having way too much fun.
With more than 130 student organizations, you'll find a place to shine.
Maybe you'll join a music ensemble. (You don't need to be a music major, so don't pack away that cello just yet.)
Maybe you'll be on the court, helping the Firebirds win another national championship.
Maybe esports are more your style. Carthage has a new coed varsity team.
On those days you're not in the stands or on a stage, enjoy performances by famous musicians and comedians. That's Jay Pharoah from SNL ...
... who joined SNL's Colin Jost at Carthage for twice the laughs.
You'll study, of course.
You'll study a lot.
Take breaks to grab Starbucks ...
... and take breaks to grab some laughs.
You'll have out-of-this-world opportunities, like these student researchers donning their graduation caps for one last zero-g flight before Commencement.
You'll celebrate in full color ...
... and do more than you ever thought possible.
Welcome to what's next!
Important Next Steps
Send in your deposit
To reserve your spot in the incoming class, send your deposit by May 1. The deposit is $200, applied directly to your tuition, and is fully refundable if the refund is requested in writing before May 1. After May 1, Carthage will accept deposits on a space-available basis.
Get ready for Student Arrival & Orientation
We’re excited to welcome you to campus! You’ll need to complete a few steps before Student Arrival and Orientation in the fall. Find out about online check-in, Student Arrival, and New Student Orientation on our Orientation website.
#carthageviews are better in person! We have many great events, including visit programs, athletics, theatre, music and so much more! All visitors will receive a $1,000 per year Visit Grant ($4,000 over four years) as part of their Carthage financial aid package.
Apply for scholarships
Carthage offers many competitive scholarships, including 35 Presidential Scholarships and scholarships in business, mathematics and science, modern languages, and fine arts — with awards ranging up to full tuition, room and board. Applications for most scholarships are due Dec. 3.
File the FAFSA
We recommend that you file the FAFSA after Oct. 1 of your senior year of high school for maximum Carthage financial aid consideration. Carthage’s code is 003839. A copy of your FAFSA will be sent to Carthage so we can put together your financial aid award.
Picture Yourself at Home
Stay in touch!
Your Carthage journey is just beginning, and this is an exciting time. You probably have a lot of questions about your next steps, scholarships, financial aid, advanced registration, and more.
- Watch your mail and email for invitations to Carthage events.
- Connect with us online: Facebook. Instagram. Twitter.
- Start your countdown to move-in! New Student Check-in and Student Orientation will be held Labor Day Weekend 2022.
- Stay in contact with your Admissions Representative. We’re here to help!