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Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Dun-dun-duuunnnnnn… The moment many seniors (and their parents) have been waiting for is finally upon us! You’ve done the arduous (and so worth it!) work of creating a compelling early application package. WAITING for those early notification dates to round the corner can be killer but for now, take a moment and congratulate yourself on slaying an extremely difficult process.


In an attempt to take a likely stressor off your plate (enough with the college research) we’ve compiled our annual list of early action and early decision notification dates just for you. Best of luck!!


Amherst College December 15th
Babson College EDI & EA: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February
Barnard College Mid-December
Boston College December 20th
Brown University Mid-December
Bucknell University EDI & II: within one month from ED date
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) EA: Mid-December
Carnegie Mellon University ED: December 15th
Claremont McKenna College EDI: December 15th; EDII: February 15th
Colgate University EDI: Mid-December; EDII: within 4 weeks of receipt of all materials
Columbia University Mid-December
Connecticut College EDI: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February
Cornell University Mid-December
Dartmouth College Mid-December
Duke University December 15th
Emory University EDI: by December 15th; EDII: by February 15th
Georgetown University by December 15th
Harvard University No earlier than 7pm EST on December 13th
Harvey Mudd College EDI: mailed December 15th; EDII: mailed February 15th
Haverford College EDI: December 15th; EDII: February 15th
Johns Hopkins University by December 15th
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mid-December
New York University EDI: December 15th; EDII: February 15th
Northwestern University Mid-December
Pomona College EDI: by December 15th; EDII: by February 15th
Princeton University Mid-December
Rice University by Mid-December
Stanford University December 7th
Swarthmore College Online by Mid-December
Tufts University EDI: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February
Tulane University ED: by December 15th; EA: January 15th
University of Chicago EA/EDI: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February
University of Michigan EA: no later than December 24th
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by end of January
University of Pennsylvania ED: December 13th, 7pm EST
University of Virginia No later than January 31st
Vanderbilt University EDI: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February
Wake Forest University ED: Rolling; EDII: approximately February 15th
Washington University in St. Louis ED1: by December 15th; EDII: by February 15th
Wellesley College ED1: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February; Regular Decision with Early Evaluation Option: Late March
Wesleyan University EDI: Mid-December; EDII: Mid-February
Williams College December 15th
Worcester Polytechnic Institute EAI: December 20th; EAII: February 10th
Yale University SCEA: Online Mid-December

Notice a school of interest not listed? Simply let us know in the comments and we’ll gather the information for you and post.

Additional schools based on comments:

U Miami:
EDI: Late December; EA: Late January; EDII: Mid-February

Georgia Tech:
EA: January 12

UT Austin:
February 1

U Richmond:
EDI: ~ December 15; EDII: ~February 15

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