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Class of 2026
Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Updated on 12//6/2021

College
Notification Date (Current Year)*
Notification Date (Last Year)*
American University
Official: ED December 20 and December 21
ED December 17
Amherst College
early to mid December
ED December 11
Babson College
ED mid-December, EA January 1
ED December 14, EA December 17
Bard College
Official: ED November 22, EA by December 31
Barnard College
by mid-December
ED December 14
Bates College
Official: by December 20
ED December 12
Binghamton University
Official: beginning late November in waves until January 15
EA mid November in waves until by January 15
Boston College
Official: December 2 evening
ED December 3
Boston University
by December 15
ED December 14
Bowdoin College
mid-December
ED December 11
Brandeis University
December 15
ED December 10
Brown University
mid-December
ED December 17
Bryn Mawr College
mid-December
ED December 20
Bucknell University
mid-December
ED December 16
California Institute of Technology
mid-December
EA December 12
Carleton College
Official: December 9 or December 10
ED December 10
Carnegie Mellon
Official: December 12
ED December 12
Case Western Reserve University
Official: ED December 4, EA December 21
ED December 5, EA December 22
Chapman University
Official: mid- December
ED/EA December 16
Claremont McKenna College
December 15
ED December 15
Clark University
Official: ED mid-December, EA January 12
ED December 20, EA January 20
Clemson
February 15
EA February 15
Colby College
December 15
ED December 11
Colgate University
mId-December
ED December 10
College of Charleston
Official:ED by December 1/EA by December 15
ED November 24
College of William and Mary
by early December
ED December 9
College of the Holy Cross
December 15
Rolling through December and January
Colorado College
ED mid- December, EA late December
ED December 11 EA December 16
Colorado School of Mines
by December 21
EA December 18
Columbia University
Official: December 14
ED December 15
Connecticut College
mid-December
ED December 11
Cornell University
mid-December
ED December 17
Dartmouth College
mid-December
ED December 16
Davidson College
December 15
ED December 15
Dickinson College
mid-December
ED December 10
Drexel University
mid-December
ED/EA December 13
Duke University
mid-December
ED December 18
Eckerd College
December 15
EA December 10
Elon University
Official: ED December 1/ EA December 20
December 20
Emerson College
mid-December
ED/EA December 15
Emory University
December 15
ED December 9
Endicott College
ED December 15/EA December 23
Fairfield University
ED1 by December 15/EA by January 1
December 20
Fordham University
Official: December 20
ED/EA December 18
Franklin and Marshall
December 15
ED December 15
George Washington University
late December
ED December 17
Georgetown University
December 15
EAR December 13
Georgia Institue of Technology
Official: EA1 December 11/EA2 mid-January
EA1 December 4, EA2 January 23
Gettysburg College
December 15
December 15
Grinnell College
Official: December 3
ED December 4
Hamilton College
December 15
ED December 15
Harvard University
mid- December
EAR December 17
Harvey Mudd College
December 15
ED December 11
Haverford College
December 15
ED December 11
High Point University
ED November 22/EA December 20
ED November 23/EA December 15
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
December 15
December 15
Hofstra University
December 15
EA December 15
Howard University
Official: EA January 28
ED/EA December 18
Indiana University Bloomington
beginning October 26 through January 15
EA beginning early November in waves until January 15
Iona College
late December
December 16
Ithaca College
ED December 15/EA February 1
Johns Hopkins University
December 11
ED December 11
Kenyon College
mid-December
ED December 15
Lafayette College
December 15
ED December 14
Lehigh University
mid- December
ED December 10
Loyola University Maryland
January 15
MIT
mid-December
EA December 19
Macalester College
Official: ED December 5, EA December 19
ED December 6, EA December 20
Miami University
Official: ED December 1/EA December15
ED December 15, EA January 15
Middlebury College
mid- December
ED December 12
Mount Holyoke College
Late December
ED December 16
Muhlenberg College
December 15
New York University
December 15
ED December 15
Northeastern University
Official: ED week of December 6/EA by February 1
ED December 9, EA January 27
Northwestern University
Official: December 17
ED December 18
Oberlin College
December 15
ED December 15
Occidental College
December 15
ED December 15
Ohio State University
Official: December 10 and January 21
EA December 11 and January 29
Penn State University
beginning early November on a rolling basis until December 24
EA beginning December 1 in waves until December 24
Pitzer College
Official: by December 18
ED December 18
Pomona College
December 15
ED December 15
Princeton University
mid-December
No ED/EA option in 2020
Providence College
Official: ED December 1/EA late December
ED November 30, EA December 18
Purchase College
beginning mid-November rolling until December 15
Purdue University
January 15
EA December 15
Quinnipiac University
ED Mid-December/EA Mid-January
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Official: ED December 11/EA January 29
ED December 12, EA January 30
Rice University
mid-December
ED December 10
Rochester Institute of Technology
mid-December
ED December 15
Roger Williams University
December 15
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
December 15
Rutgers
January 31
February 15
SUNY Albany
Official: mid to end of December
SUNY Buffalo
Official: beginning late December on a rolling basis until late January
SUNY College at Oneonta
beginning early November on a rolling basis until January 6.
SUNY New Paltz
Official: January 1
Sacred Heart University
ED by December 15/EA late January-early February of
Salve Regina University
ED December 15/EA January 1
Sarah Lawrence College
Official: ED/EA week of December 13
ED December 8, EA December 31
Scripps College
mId-December
ED December 14
Skidmore College
mid-December
ED December 9
Smith College
mid-December
ED December 15
Southern Methodist University
Official: ED/EA mid-December
ED/EA December 17
St. Lawrence University
Official: beginning late November on a rolling basis until early February
Stanford University
mid-December
EAR December 11
Stevens Institute of Technology
December 15
Suffolk University
mid-December
EA December 17
Swarthmore College
December 15
ED December 15
Syracuse University
by January 1
ED December 18
Temple University
by January 10
The New School
EA mid-December
Trinity College
mid-December
ED December 10
Tufts University
Official: December 14
ED December 15
Tulane University
Official: ED November 22/EA January 15
ED November 18, EA December 17
Union College
Official: ED December 7/EA December 18
ED December 8, EA December 16
University of Chicago
mid-December
ED/EA December 21
University of Colorado Boulder
February 1
EA January 23
University of Delaware
beginning early November in waves by January 31
EA December 11
University of Denver
ED early December/EA late December
ED December 7, EA December 13
University of Florida
February 25
EA February 26
University of Georgia
Official: November 19
EA November 20
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
mid-February
EA February 18
University of Maine
beginning early November rolling until mid-November
EA November 15
University of Maryland College Park
by February 1
EA January 29
University of Massachusetts Amherst
beginning in mid-December until mid-January
EA beginning December 6 in waves until early January
University of Miami
ED late December, EA lateJanuary
ED December 11, EA January 18
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
late January
EA January 29
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
by January 31
University of New Hampshire
by January 31
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
late January
EA January 27
University of Notre Dame
mid-December
EAR December 16
University of Pennsylvania
mid-December
ED December 16
University of Rhode Island
By January 31
EA beginning December 17 in waves until early January
University of Richmond
Official: ED December 15/EA January 25
ED December 11, EA January 25
University of Rochester
Mid-December
ED December 11
University of Scranton
beginning December 15
University of South Carolina
mid-December
EA December 15
University of Tampa
EA beginning mid-October
EA beginning mid November in waves until mid December
University of Vermont
by late December
EA December 17
University of Virginia
ED December 15, EA February 15
ED December 11, EA February 15
University of Wisconsin
By January 31
EA beginning December 15 in waves until late January
Vanderbilt University
December 15
ED December 15
Vassar College
mid-December
ED December 8
Villanova University
ED December 15, EA January 29
ED December 15, EA January 29
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
December 15
ED December 15, EA February 15
Wake Forest University
ED beginning early September in waves until January
Washington University St. Louis
Official: December 17
ED December 14
Washington and Lee University
late December
ED December 13
Wellesley College
mid-December
ED December 12
Wesleyan University
mid-December
ED December 12
William and Mary
early December
ED December 7
Williams College
mid-December
ED December 11
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
ED December 15/EA January 15
ED December 15, EA January 15
Yale University
Official: December 15
EAR December 16

*Official dates are provided by the college admissions office. 

*Unless noted as “official”, Current Year dates are based on crowdsourced info from students, college websites, and admissions offices. 

*Last Year dates are based on a combination of crowdsourced and official college-published information.