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Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2022

essay writing clockYou’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 since acceptance rates are lower than ever, which means college admissions is getting more competitive. 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 Wake Forest University, Tufts University, and University of Chicago, have two Early Decision deadlines. This way, if you are 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 you so you can be prepared for the timing of your admissions decision. Some schools announce their decisions in a portal, via email, and some even through snail mail (to which we say: why?). 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 2017-18 Admissions season:

School NameEarly Decision Notification DateEarly Action Notification DateEarly Decision II Notification Date
Amherst CollegeDecember 15, 2017
Babson CollegeMid-December 2017January 1, 2018
Barnard CollegeMid-December 2017
Bates CollegeDecember 20, 2017February 15, 2018
Boston Collegeby December 25, 2017
Boston UniversityDecember 15, 2017February 1, 2018
Brandeis UniversityDecember 15, 2017February 1, 2018
Brown UniversityMid-December 2017
California Institute of TechnologyMid-December 2017
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDecember 10, 2017
Columbia UniversityDecember 15, 2017
Cornell UniversityDecember 11, 2017
Dartmouth CollegeDecember 15, 2017
Duke UniversityDecember 14, 2017
Emory UniversityDecember 14, 2017 at 6pm ESTFebruary 15, 2018
Fordham UniversityDecember 19, 2017December 19, 2017
Georgia TechJanuary 13, 2018
George Washington UniversityBy late December 2017By late February 2018
Georgetown UniversityDecember 15, 2017
Hamilton CollegeDecember 15, 2017February 15, 2018
Harvard UniversityDecember 12, 2017
Harvey Mudd CollegeDecember 15, 2017February 15, 2018
John Hopkins UniversityBy December 15, 2017
Lafayette CollegeDecember 15, 2017
Middlebury CollegeMid-December 2017Mid-February 2018
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDecember 14, 2017 at 6:28pm EST
New York UniversityDecember 15, 2017 at 4:00pm ESTFebruary 15, 2018
Northeastern UniversityDecember 15, 2017February 1, 2018February 15, 2018
Northwestern UniversityMid-December 2017
Notre DameMid-December 2017
Pomona CollegeDecember 15, 2017February 15, 2018
Princeton University
December 13, 2017 after 3:00pm EST
Purdue UniversityJanuary 15, 2018
Rutgers UniversityJanuary 31, 2018
Stanford University
December 8, 2017 at 4:00pm PST
Syracuse UniversityMid-December 2017Mid-February 2018
Swarthmore CollegeDecember 8, 2017 at 7:00pm EST
Tufts UniversityMid-December 2017Mid-February 2018
Tulane UniversityDecember 15, 2017January 15, 2018
University of ChicagoDecember 18, 2017 in the late afternoonDecember 18, 2017 in the late afternoonMid-February 2018
University of Illinois at ChicagoDecember 1, 2017
University of MiamiLate December 2017Late January 2018Mid-February 2018
University of MichiganBy December 24, 2017
University of North CarolinaEnd of January
University of Notre DameBy December 25, 2017
University of PennsylvaniaMid-December 2017
University of VirginiaJanuary 31, 2018
Vanderbilt UniversityDecember 15, 2017
February 15, 2018
Villanova UniversityLate December 2017Late December 2017
Wake Forest UniversityRolling BasisFebruary 15, 2018
Washington University in St. LouisBy December 15, 2017
Wellesley CollegeMid-December 2017Mid-February 2018
Williams CollegeBy December 15, 2017
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteDecember 20, 2017
Round 2: February 10, 2018
Yale UniversityMid-December 2017
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