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Class of 2025

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Updated on 1/28/2021

College
Notification Date (Current Year)*
Notification Date (Last Year)**
American University
Official: December 17 st 4pm
December 17
Amherst College
Official: December 11 after 6pm EST
December 11
Babson College
Official: ED/EA week of December 14
December 18
Barnard College
Official: December 14
December 13
Bates College
Official: ED1 December 12
December 14
Binghamton University
Official: EA by January 15
EA beginning late November until January 15
Boston College
Official: ED1 December 3
December 5
Boston University
Official: ED1 December 14
December 11
Bowdoin College
Official: ED1 December 11 at 7pm EST
December 13
Brandeis University
Official: December 10
December 12
Brown University
Official: ED December 17 at 2pm
December 12
Bryn Mawr College
December 20
December 18
Bucknell University
Official: ED1 December 16 after 9pm
December 12
California Institute of Technology
Official: EA December 12
December 8
Carleton College
Official: December 10 at8pm CST
December 15
Carnegie Mellon
Official: ED December 12 at 9am EST
December 14
Case Western Reserve University
Official: ED December 5, EA December 15
December 19
Chapman University
Official: mid-late December
December 13
Claremont McKenna College
Official: ED1 December 15
December 13
Clemson
Official: ED mid-October, EA mid February
Colby College
Official: ED1 December 11
December 13
Colgate University
Official: ED1 December 10
December 13
College of William and Mary
Official: before December 9
December 6
Colorado College
Official: ED December 11, EA December 16 at 6pm
December 12
Colorado School of Mines
Official: EA December 18 and December 21
Columbia University
Official: December 15 at 7pm
December 12
Connecticut College
Official: December 11
December 13
Cornell University
Official: ED December 17 at 7pm
December 12
Dartmouth College
Official: ED December 16 in the afternoon
December 12
Dickinson College
Official: ED1 December 10
December 12
Drexel University
Official: ED/EA December 13
Duke University
Official: December 18 at 7pm
December 12
Eckerd College
Official: EA mailed by USPS December 10 and in portal December 15
Emerson College
Official ED1/EA December 15
December 13
Emory University
Official: ED1 December 9 at 6pm
December 11
Fordham University
Official: ED/EA December 18
December 13
Franklin and Marshall
Official: ED1 by December 15
December 13
George Washington University
Official: ED1 late December
Georgetown University
Official: EA December 13
December 12
Georgia Institue of Technology
Official: EA December 4 for GA students, mid-January for out-of-state students
January 18
Grinnell College
Official: ED December 4
December 6
Hamilton College
Official: ED1 December 15 at 8pm
December 12
Harvard University
Official: REA December 17 at 7pm
December 12
Harvey Mudd College
Official: ED1 December 11 at 6pm PST
December 13
Haverford College
Official: ED1 December 11
December 13
Howard University
Official: ED/EA December 18
Indiana University Bloomington
Official: rolling beginning early November until January 15
Johns Hopkins University
Official: ED1 December 11
December 13
Kenyon College
December 15
December 13
Lafayette College
Official: mailed by USPS December 11 and on portal December 14 at 4pm
December 13
Lehigh University
Official: ED1 December 10
December 18
MIT
Official: December 19
December 14
Macalester College
Official: ED1 December 6 5pm EST, EA December 20 5pm EST
December 15
Miami University
Official: ED December 15, EA January 15
December 1 (ED1), December 15 (EA)
Middlebury College
Official: ED1 December 12 after 8am EST
December 17
Mount Holyoke College
Official: December 16
January 1
New York University
Official: ED1 December 15
December 12
Northeastern University
Official: ED December 9, EA 1/27
December 11 (ED1), January 23 (EA)
Northwestern University
Official: ED December 18
December 13
Oberlin College
Official: ED1 December 15
December 14
Occidental College
Official: ED mid-December
December 13
Ohio State University
Official: EA Round 1 December 11, EA Round 2 January 29
Penn State University
Official: EA in waves from December 1-December 24
Pitzer College
ED1 December 18
December 13
Pomona College
Official: ED1 December 15 at 5pm PST
December 6
Providence College
Official: ED 11/30, EA December 18
December 17
Purdue University
Official: EA December 15 after 5pm EST
January 15
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Official: ED1 December 12 at 7pm, EA January 30
December 14
Rice University
Official: December 10 after 5pm
December 12
Rochester Institute of Technology
Official: ED1 mid-December
Sarah Lawrence College
Official: ED December 8, EA mid-late December 31
December 14
Scripps College
Official: ED1 week of December 14
December 14
Skidmore College
Official; December 9
December 13
Smith College
ED1 December 15
December 14
Southern Methodist University
Official: ED/EA December 16
December 3
Stanford University
Official: EA December 11 at 4pm PST
December 6
Swarthmore College
Official: December 15 at 7pm EST
December 12
Syracuse University
Official: ED1 December 18
Trinity College
Official: ED1 December 10
December 12
Tufts University
Official: ED1 December 15 at 7pm EST
December 13
Tulane University
Official: ED1 November 18, EA December 17 at 3:30pm CST for first wave, additional round released in January
November 16 (ED1), December 20 (EA)
Union College
Official: ED1 December 8, EA December 16 at 7pm
December 15 (ED1), December 31 (EA1)
University of Chicago
Official: EA/ED1 December 21 afternoon
December 18
University of Colorado Boulder
Official: EA January 23
University of Delaware
Official: December 11
University of Denver
Official: ED December 7, EA early-middle week of December 13
University of Florida
Official: February 26
University of Georgia
Official: EA November 20
November 22
University of Maine
Official: EA November 15
University of Maryland College Park
Official: EA February 1 through February 5
January 25
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Official EA December 6 released in waves until January
began December 9 into early Jan
University of Miami
Official: ED December 11, EA week of January 18
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Official: EA January 29 at 3pmEST
December 19
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Official: EA January 27
University of Notre Dame
Official: EA December 16 6:42pm EST
December 13
University of Pennsylvania
Official: ED December 16 at 7pm EST
December 12
University of Rhode Island
Official: First wave released December 17 after 1pm and next wave released early January.
University of Richmond
Official: ED December 11, EA January 25
December 6
University of Rochester
mid-December
University of Rochester
Official: ED 1 starting December 11
University of South Carolina
Official: EA December 15
University of Tampa
Official: EA beginning mid-November until mid-December
University of Vermont
Official: EA December 17 at 5pm
December 12
University of Virginia
Official: ED December 11, EA February 15
December 6
University of Wisconsin
Official: EA First wave December 15 and more notifications by the end of January.
Vanderbilt University
Official: ED1 December 15 at 5pm CST
December 13
Vassar College
Official: ED1 December 8
December 9
Villanova University
Official: ED1 after 5pm December 15, EA January 29
December 12 (ED1), January 15 (EA)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Official: ED mid-December, EA mid-February
December 13 (ED),February 22 (EA)
Washington University
Official: ED1 December 14
December 12
Washington and Lee University
Official: December 13
December 13
Wellesley College
Official: December 12 at 10am EST
Wesleyan University
Official: December 12 at 3pm EST
Williams College
Official: December 11 in the evening
December 13
Yale University
Official: December 16 after 5pm EST
December 12

*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.