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Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2023

college application seasonYou’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 the Class of 2023 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 2018-19 Admissions season:

School NameEarly Decision Notification DateEarly Action Notification DateEarly Decision II Notification Date
Amherst CollegeDecember 15, 2018
Babson CollegeMid-December 2018Mid-December 2018Mid-February 2019
Barnard CollegeMid-December 2018
Bates CollegeDecember 20, 2018February 15, 2019
Boston CollegeDecember 25, 2018
Boston UniversityDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Brandeis UniversityDecember 15, 2018February 1, 2019
Brown UniversityMid-December 2018
California Institute of TechnologyMid-December 2018
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDecember 15, 2018
Columbia UniversityMid-December 2018
Cornell UniversityMid-December 2018
Dartmouth CollegeMid-December 2018
Duke UniversityDecember 15, 2018
Emory UniversityDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Fordham UniversityDecember 19, 2018December 19, 2018
George Washington UniversityBy late December 2018By late February 2019
Georgetown UniversityDecember 15, 2018
Hamilton CollegeDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Harvard UniversityMid-December 2018
Harvey Mudd CollegeDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Lafayette CollegeDecember 15, 2018
Middlebury CollegeMid-December 2018Mid-February 2019
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMid-December 2018
New York University (NYU)December 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Northeastern UniversityDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Pomona CollegeDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Princeton UniversityMid-December 2018
Purdue UniversityJanuary 15, 2019
Rutgers UniversityJanuary 31, 2019
Sarah Lawrence CollegeLate December 2018Late December 2018Early February 2019
Smith CollegeMid-December 2018
Stanford UniversityDecember 15, 2018
Swarthmore UniversityMid-December 2018
Tufts UniversityMid-December 2018Mid-February 2019
Tulane UniversityDecember 15, 2018January 15, 2019
University of ChicagoMid-December 2018Mid-February 2019
University of Illinois at ChicagoDecember 1, 2018
University of MarylandFebruary 1, 2019
University of MiamiLate December 2018Late January 2019Mid-February 2019
University of North Carolina (UNC)Late January 2019
University of Notre DameMid-December 2018
University of PennsylvaniaMid-December 2018
University of RichmondDecember 15, 2018January 25, 2019February 15, 2019
University of San FranciscoJanuary 15, 2019February 1, 2019
University of South CarolinaDecember 12, 2018
University of VirgniaLate January 2019
University of WisconsinLate January 2019
Vanderbilt UniversityDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Villanova UniversityDecember 20, 2018January 15, 2019
Wake Forest UniversityRolling BasisFebruary 15, 2019
Washington University in St. LouisDecember 15, 2018February 15, 2019
Wellesley CollegeMid-December 2018Mid-February 2019
Williams CollegeDecember 15, 2018
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteDecember 20, 2018
Yale UniversityMid-December 2018
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