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2023-24 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates – Class of 2028

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college application seasonSo: you’ve written your Common App personal statement, finished your supplemental essays, acquired recommendations from your favorite teachers, created a fantastic activity resumesent out your applications, crossed your fingers (and toes!), and now all you have left to do is wait for the results. And waiting is the wooorst!

Especially for the 2023-24 admissions cycle, with standardized tests remaining an optional part of the application for so many schools — or even done away with entirely. Many students decide to apply Early Decision as it is often their best chance to get into their top choice school. Luckily, some schools like Villanova University, Tufts University, and the University of Chicago have two Early Decision deadlines. This way, if you’re rejected or deferred from your top choice school, you can try your hand again at the early decision pool.

To make the wait a little less painful, we’ve compiled a list of Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II deadlines for the Class of 2028 using school websites and past years’ data so you can be prepared for the timing of your admissions decision. Schools announce their decisions in a portal, via email, and some even through snail mail. We update this list all the time, so make sure to check back in for new schools, changes, or additions!

Here are the Early Decision and Early Action notification dates for the 2023-24 Admissions season:

School NameEarly Decision Notification DateEarly Action
Notification Date
Early Decision II Notification Date
Adelphi UniversityDecember 31, 2023
Agnes Scott CollegeMid-December 2023Mid-December 2023
Albion CollegeMid-December 2023
American UniversityDecember 31, 2023February 15, 2024
Amherst CollegeMid-December 2023
Babson CollegeMid-December 2023January 1, 2024Mid-February 2024
Barnard CollegeDecember 13, 2023
Bates CollegeDecember 20, 2023February 15, 2024
Baylor UniversityMid-December 2023January 15, 2024March 1, 2024
Bentley UniversityLate December 2023February 1, 2024
Boston CollegeFebruary 15, 2024
Boston UniversityDecember 15, 2023February 15, 2024
Bowdoin CollegeDecember 9, 2023Mid-February 2024
Brandeis UniversityMid-December 2023February 1, 2024
Brown UniversityDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
Bryant CollegeMid-January 2024Mid-January 2024Mid-February 2024
California Institute of TechnologyDecember 10, 2023
Carlton CollegeDecember 15, 2023February 15, 2024
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMid-December 2023
Case Western UniversityDecember 2, 2023December 19, 2023February 10, 2024
Chapman UniversityLate December 2023Early February 2024
Clark UniversityDecember 20, 2023January 20, 2024February 20, 2024
Clemson CollegeDecember 1, 2023
Colby CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024
Colgate UniversityMid-December 2023Mid-March 2024
Colorado CollegeMid-December 2023December 19, 2023
Columbia UniversityDecember 15, 2023
Cornell UniversityDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
Dartmouth CollegeDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
Dickinson CollegeMid-December 2023Mid-February 2024
Duke UniversityDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
Earlham College3 business days after all required materials are received
Elon UniversityDecember 1, 2023December 20, 2023
Emerson CollegeMid-December 2023Mid-December 2023February 1, 2024
Emory UniversityDecember 13, 2023 after 6pm ETFebruary 15, 2024
Fordham UniversityDecember 20, 2023Mid-December 2023
George MasonMid-December 2023
George Washington UniversityMid-December 2023Late February 2024
Georgetown UniversityDecember 9, 2023
Georgia Institute of TechnologyDecember 8, 2023
Grinnell CollegeMid-December 2023Early February 2024
Hamilton CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024
Hampshire CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024February 1, 2024
Hampton UniversityJanuary 15, 2024
Harvard UniversityDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
Harvey Mudd CollegeDecember 15, 2023February 15, 2024
Haverford CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024
Hofstra UniversityMid-December 2023
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityMid-December 2023
Indiana University BloomingtonJanuary 15, 2024
Ithaca CollegeMid-December 2023February 1, 2024
Johns Hopkins UniversityDecember 16, 2023Mid-February 2024Mid-February 2024
Kenyon CollegeMid-December 2023Early February 2024
Lafayette CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024
Lehigh UniversityBy December 12, 2023Mid-February 2024
Macalester CollegeDecember 4, 2023December 21, 2023January 31, 2024
Marist CollegeMid-December 2023Mid-January 2024Mid-February 2024
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMid-December 2023
Miami UniversityMid-December 2023January 15, 2024
Middlebury CollegeMid-December 2023Mid-February 2024
Mount Holyoke CollegeLate December 2023Late January 2024
New York University (NYU)December 15, 2023February 15, 2024
North Carolina State UniversityJanuary 30, 2024
Northeastern UniversityDecember 13, 2023February 1, 2024February 15, 2024
Northwestern UniversityMid-December 2023
Oberlin CollegeMid-December 2023February 1, 2024
Occidental CollegeMid-December 2023February 20, 2024
Penn Stateby December 24, 2023
Pomona CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024
Princeton UniversityDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
Purdue UniversityJanuary 15, 2024
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteDecember 9, 2023January 27, 2024January 13, 2024
Rice UniversityDecember 15, 2023
Rutgers UniversityFebruary 15, 2024
Santa Clara UniversityLate December 2023Late December 2023Mid-February 2024
Sarah Lawrence CollegeLate December 2023Late December 2023Early February 2024
Skidmore CollegeMid-December 2023February 15, 2024
Smith CollegeMid-December 2023Late January 2024
Southern Methodist UniversityMid-December 2023March 1, 2024
Stanford UniversityMid-December 2023
SUNY BinghamtonJanuary 15, 2024
Swarthmore CollegeDecember 15, 2023Mid-February 2024
Tufts UniversityDecember 15, 2023Mid-February 2023
Tulane UniversityDecember 5, 2023 at 4pm ETDecember 20, 2023 at 5pm ET
University of ChicagoDecember 18, 2023 in the late afternoon ETDecember 18, 2023 in the late afternoon ETMid-February 2024
University of GeorgiaLate November 2023 (in-state)
December 15, 2023 (out-of-state)
University of Illinois at ChicagoDecember 1, 2023
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMid-February 2024
University of MarylandFebruary 1, 2024
University of MiamiMid-December 2023Late January/Early February 2024Mid-Late February 2024
University of MichiganLate January 2024
University of North Carolina (UNC)Late January 2024
University of Notre DameMid-December 2023
University of PennsylvaniaDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
University of RichmondDecember 15, 2023January 25, 2024February 15, 2024
University of RochesterMid-December 2023Early February 2024
University of San FranciscoMid-December 2023Mid-December 2023
University of South CarolinaMid-December 2023
University of Texas at AustinFebruary 1, 2024
University of VermontDecember 17, 2023
University of VirginiaMid-December 2023Mid-February 2024
University of WisconsinJanuary 31, 2024
Vanderbilt UniversityMid-December 2023Mid-February 2024
Villanova UniversityMid-December 2023January 29, 2024March 1, 2024
Virginia TechDecember 15, 2023Late February 2024
Wake Forest UniversityRolling BasisFebruary 15, 2024
Washington & Lee UniversityMid-December 2023Late January 2024
Washington University in St. LouisMid-December 2023February 14, 2024
Wellesley CollegeDecember 10, 2023Mid-February 2024
Wesleyan UniversityDecember 10, 2023Mid-February 2024
William & MaryDecember 5, 2023Early February 2024
Williams CollegeDecember 8, 2023
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteMid-December 2023January 15, 2024February 15, 2024
Yale UniversityDecember 14, 2023 after 7pm ET
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