Early Decision Deadlines Looming –Are You Ready?

The early decision round of applications has many advantages we’ve written about extensively. Just look at the early stats we collect and post each year.

If you’ve heard us speak, read our books, or followed this blog, then you know that your odds go up when you apply in a binding Early Decision application. Early Action is non-binding, so odds aren’t quite as good, but your application is read much more carefully and you know your results in December.

College Admissions Early Decision Plan

These early deadlines are drawing near so we’ve made it easy for you and listed the specific dates for some top schools. Create your own spreadsheet and get organized. This is a critical time for you seniors. Leverage early and up your odds.

Early Decision Deadlines for Some Top Colleges

College

Early Deadline(s)

Amherst College ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Babson College ED and EA: Nov. 1, 2017
Barnard College ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Bentley University ED: Nov. 15, 2017
Boston College EA: Nov. 1, 2017
Boston University EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 2, 2018
Brown University ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Bryn Mawr College EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Bucknell EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 15, 2018
CalTech EA: Nov. 1, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University ED: Nov. 1, 2017; EA (juniors) Jan. 1, 2018
Claremont McKenna EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 5, 2018
Colby College EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Colgate University EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 15, 2018
Columbia University ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Connecticut College EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Cornell University ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Dartmouth College ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Dickinson College EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EA: Dec. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 15, 2018
Duke University ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Emerson College EA: Nov. 1, 2017
Emory University EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Georgetown University EA: Nov. 1, 2017
Harvard University REA: Nov. 1, 2017
Harvey Mudd College EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 5, 2018
Haverford EDI: Nov. 15, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Johns Hopkins University ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Middlebury College EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
MIT EA: Nov. 1, 2017
New York University EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Northwestern University ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Pomona EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Princeton University SCEA: Nov. 1, 2017
Rice ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Stanford University REA: Nov. 1, 2017 (Application with Arts Portfolio deadline: Oct. 15, 2017)
Swarthmore ED: Nov. 15, 2017
Tufts University EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Tulane University EA: Nov. 15, 2017; ED: Nov. 1, 2017
University of Chicago EA/EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 2, 2018
University of Michigan EA: Nov. 1, 2017
UNC Chapel Hill EA: Oct. 15, 2017
University of Pennsylvania ED: Nov. 1, 2017
University of South Carolina EA: Oct. 15, 2017
University of Virginia EA: Nov. 1, 2017
Vanderbilt University EDI: Nov. 1, 2017; EDII: Jan. 1, 2018
Villanova University EA/ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Washington U. St. Louis ED: Nov. 1, 2017
Yale University SCEA: Nov. 1, 2017
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