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Class of 2026 Early Decision 2 
Deadlines, Notification Dates, Acceptance Rates 

College
Application Deadline
Notification Date
ED Acceptance Rate (Last year)
RD Acceptance Rate (Last year)
American University
January 15
by February 15
83%
36%
Babson College
January 3
by Mid-February
35%
28%
Bates College
January 1
Official: February 5
46%
10%
Bennington College
January 15
February 8
41%
55%
Boston College
January 1
Official: February 3
37%
24%
Boston University:
January 4
Official: February 8 at 6pm
33%
19%
Bowdoin College
January 5
Official: February 4 at 7pm
22%
7%
Brandeis University
January 1
Official: February 1
46%
33%
Bryn Mawr College
January 1
Official: February 1
48%
37%
Bucknell University
January 15
Mid-February
55%
36%
Carleton College
January 15
Official: February 11
28%
20%
Case Western Reserve
January 15
Within 2 weeks of application submission beginning January 9
38%
23%
Claremont McKenna College
January 5
by February 15
35%
10%
Clark University
January 15
Early February
Colby College
January 1
on or before February 15
38%
10%
Colgate University
January 15
Late February
45%
25%
College of William and Mary
January 1
Early February
51%
41%
College of Wooster
January 15
by February 1
100%
53%
College of the Holy Cross
January 15
February 15
76%
35%
Colorado College
January 15
Official: February 10 at 6pm
24%
10%
Connecticut College
January 1
mid-February
49%
37%
Davidson College
January 6
Official: February 1
47%
16%
Denison College
January 15
mid-February
45%
27%
Dickinson College
January 15
Mid-February
71%
50%
Emerson College
December 1
Official: February 1
N/A
33%
Emory University
January 1
Official: February 2
27%
18%
Franklin & Marshall College
January 15
February 15
56%
35%
George Washington University
January 15
by Late February
65%
42%
Gettysburg College
January 15
by February 15
62%
47%
Grinnell College
January 1
Early February
65%
17%
Hamilton College
January 5
Official: February 4
46%
16%
Harvey Mudd College
January 5
Official: February 10 at 9pm
23%
17%
Haverford College
January 5
February 15
46%
15%
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
January 15
February 15
82%
61%
Johns Hopkins University
:January 3
Official: February 11 at 3pm
29%
8%
Kenyon College
January 15
Early February
62%
35%
Lafayette College
January 15
by February 15
51%
34%
Lehigh University
January 1
Mid-February
73%
47%
Macalester College
January 1
Official: January 30
60%
38%
Marist College
February 1
Mid-February
Middlebury College
January 3
Mid-February
47%
20%
Mount Holyoke College
January 5
late January
67%
51%
New York University
January 1
Official: February 15
28%
14%
Northeastern University
January 1
by February 15
38%
18%
Oberlin College
January 2
Official: February 1
44%
35%
Occidental College
January 10
February 20
52%
40%
Pitzer College
January 8
February 12
37%
14%
Pomona College
January 8
Official: February 11 at 8pm
15%
6%
Providence College
January 15
by late February
56%
47%
Reed College
December 20
Early February
48%
39%
Rhodes College
January 15
within 2 weeks of applying
65%
51%
Rochester Institute of Technology
January 1
by February 15
Santa Clara University
January 7
Mid-February
69%
37%
Sarah Lawrence College
January 15
Early February
79%
46%
Scripps College
January 5
Mid-February
50%
34%
Skidmore College
January 15
by February 15
60%
30%
Smith College
January 1
by Late January
65%
34%
Southern Methodist University
January 15
Mid-March
50%
47%
Swarthmore College
January 4
Official: February 11 at 7pm
24%
8%
Syracuse University
January 1
by February 1
56%
70%
Trinity College
January 14
Mid-February
60%
34%
Trinity University
February 1
Mid-February
66%
16%
Tufts University
January 4
Official: February 3 at 7pm
29%
15%
Tulane University
January 8
January 18
23%
1%
Union College
January 15
by February 15
64%
29%
University of Chicago
January 4
Official: February 11
25%
6%
University of Miami
January 1
Mid-Late February
52%
22%
University of Richmond
January 1
February 15
58%
23%
University of Rochester
January 20
Early February
36%
29%
Vanderbilt University
January 1
by Mid-February
21%
10%
Vassar College
January 1
Official: January 31
40%
14%
Villanova University
January 15
by March 1
N/A
31%
Wake Forest University
January 1
around February 15
34%
29%
Washington University in St. Louis
January 4
Official: February 10
35%
14%
Washington and Lee University
January 1
Late January
53%
21%
Wellesley College
January 1
Late February
39%
18%
Wesleyan University
January 1
Mid-February
54%
19%
Whitman College
January 15
early February
59%
55%

*Dates are provided by the college admissions office, but occasionally they change. We advise that you confirm the application deadline with your college. 

*Dates and acceptance rates are based on crowdsourced info from college websites and secondary sources.