Students at Notre Dame are admitted to the University’s First Year of Studies, not to an individual school or college. However, upon application to Notre Dame, all students are asked to make a non-binding indication of the college or school and specific major or discipline in which they intend to major.
Notre Dame’s Early Action program is designed to provide students with the freedom of choosing their college by May 1 (National Candidates’ Reply Date), but also enjoy the convenience of gaining an early evaluation from the Committee on Admissions at Notre Dame.
[From article originally published in Notre Dame Magazine, Autumn 2014, written by Kerry Temple]
My task is easy. Turn on the recorder, set it on the table and cue Don Bishop ’77 by posing occasional questions. He talks; I eat. As I finish my salad, I notice that Don’s sandwich is still untouched. It is past 1 in the afternoon. I have known Don since he was a young Notre Dame admissions counselor in the late 1970s, but I still feel bad he hasn’t taken a bite.…