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Early Decision, Early Action, and Early Decision II Notification Dates for the Class of 2024

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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 2024 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 2019-20 Admissions season:

School NameEarly Decision Notification DateEarly Action Notification DateEarly Decision II Notification Date
Adelphi UniversityDecember 31, 2019
Agnes Scott CollegeDecember 1, 2019December 15, 2019
Albion CollegeMid-December 2019
American UniversityDecember 31, 2019February 15, 2019
Amherst CollegeDecember 15, 2019
Augustana College November 15, 2019December 20, 2019
Austin CollegeDecember 4, 2019January 15, 2019
Babson CollegeDecember 15, 2019January 1, 2019Mid-February 2020
Barnard CollegeMid-December 2019
Bates CollegeDecember 20, 2019February 15, 2020
Baylor UniversityDecember 15, 2019January 15, 2020
Bentley UniversityLate December 2019February 1, 2020
Boston CollegeDecember 5, 2019 in the evening (EST)February 15, 2020
Boston UniversityDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Bowdoin CollegeMid-December 2019Mid-February 2020
Brandeis UniversityDecember 15, 2019February 1, 2020
Brown UniversityMid-December 2019
Bryant CollegeMid-January 2019
California Institute of TechnologyMid-December 2019
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDecember 15, 2019
Case Western UniversityDecember 17, 2019December 17, 2019
Clark UniversityMid-December 2019Mid-December 2019
Chapman UniversityMid-December 2019Mid-December 2019
Clemson CollegeFebruary 15, 2020
Colby CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Colgate UniversityMid-December 2019Mid-March 2020
Columbia UniversityDecember 12th at 7:00pm EST
Cornell UniversityDecember 12th at 7:00pm EST
Dartmouth CollegeDecember 12th at 7:00pm EST
Dickinson CollegeMid-December 2019Mid-February 2020Mid-February 2020
Duke UniversityDecember 15, 2019
Earlham CollegeDecember 15, 2019December 15, 2020
Eckerd CollegeDecember 15, 2019
Elon UniversityDecember 1, 2019December 20, 2019
Emerson CollegeMid-December 2019
Emory UniversityDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Fordham UniversityDecember 19, 2019December 19, 2019
Furman UniversityDecember 1, 2019February 15, 2019
George Fox UniversityDecember 13, 2019
George Washington UniversityLate December 2019Late February 2020
Georgetown UniversityDecember 15, 2019
Georgia CollegeDecember 2019
Georgia Institute of TechnologyMid-January 2020
Gonzaga UniversityJanuary 15, 2020
Gordon CollegeNovember 15, 2019
Goucher CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 1, 2020
Grace CollegeNovember 15, 2019
Grinnell CollegeMid-December 2019Early February 2020
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeNovember 15, 2019
Hamilton CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Hamline UniversityDecember 20, 2019
Hampshire CollegeMarch 1, 2020
Hampton UniversityDecember 28, 2019
Harvard UniversityMid-December 2019
Harvey Mudd CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Haverford CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
High Point UniversityNovember 22, 2019December 16, 2019Rolling after February 1, 2020
Hofstra UniversityDecember 15, 2019
Illinois Wesleyan UniversityDecember 15, 2019
Indiana University BloomingtonJanuary 15, 2020
Ithaca CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 1, 2019
Johns Hopkins UniversityDecember 13, 2019
Kenyon CollegeMid-December 2019Early February 2020
Lafayette CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Macalester CollegeDecember 15, 2019February 7, 2020
Marist CollegeMid-December 2019Mid-January 2020Mid-February 2020
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyDecember 14, 2019 at 12:14pm EST
Miami UniversityDecember 1, 2019December 15, 2019
Middlebury CollegeMid-December 2019Mid-February 2020
Mount Holyoke CollegeJanuary 1, 2020February 1, 2020
New York University (NYU)December 15, 2019February 15, 2020
North Carolina State UniversityJanuary 30, 2020
Northeastern UniversityDecember 15, 2019February 1, 2020February 15, 2020
Northwestern UniversityMid-December 2019
Occidental CollegeLate December 2019
Pomona CollegeMid-December 2019February 15, 2020
Princeton UniversityDecember 12th at 7:00pm EST
Purdue UniversityJanuary 15, 2020
Rutgers UniversityJanuary 31, 2020
Santa Clara UniversityLate December 2019Late December 2019February 15, 2020
Sarah Lawrence CollegeLate December 2019Late December 2019Early February 2020
Skidmore CollegeMid-December 2019February 15, 2020
Smith CollegeMid-December 2019
Southern Methodist UniversityMid-December 2019March 1, 2020
Stanford UniversityDecember 6 at 4 p.m. (PST)
SUNY BinghamtonJanuary 15, 2020
Swarthmore UniversityDecember 15, 2019
Tufts UniversityMid-December 2019Mid-February 2020
Tulane UniversityNovember 20th, 4pm CSTDecember 19th, 3:30pm CST
University of ChicagoMid-December 2019Mid-December 2019Mid-February 2020
University of GeorgiaLate December 2019
University of Illinois at ChicagoDecember 1, 2019
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignDecember 13, 2019
University of MarylandFebruary 1, 2020
University of MiamiLate December 2019Late January/Early February 2020Early-Mid February 2020
University of MichiganDecember 24, 2019
University of North Carolina (UNC)Late January 2020
University of Notre DameDecember 25, 2019
University of PennsylvaniaDecember 16, 2019 at 7:00pm EST
University of RichmondDecember 15, 2019January 25, 2020February 15, 2020
University of RochesterDecember 15, 2019
University of San FranciscoJanuary 15, 2020February 1, 2020
University of South Carolina Mid-December 2019
University of VirginiaJanuary 31, 2020
University of VermontMid-December 2019
University of WisconsinLate December 2020
Vanderbilt UniversityDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Villanova UniversityDecember 20, 2019January 15, 2020
Wake Forest UniversityRolling BasisFebruary 15, 2020
Washington University in St. LouisDecember 15, 2019February 15, 2020
Wellesley CollegeMid-December 2019Mid-February 2020
Williams CollegeDecember 15, 2019
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteDecember 20, 2019
Yale UniversityDecember 16, 2019
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