10 Dec College Class of 2025 – Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

We are approaching the end of the year and we all know what that means – Early Decision and Early Action Notifications are here!

We know that many of you are on the edge of your seat and we have our fingers crossed for you too!

While COVID-19 has changed the college admissions landscape and has thrown the world for a doozy, many colleges have ensured that they still respond quickly to their early applicants – and as the Emory early release proved, even EARLIER than normal.

So for those of you who were the early birds and are now waiting with baited breaths, we have compiled a list of the most current early decision and early action notification dates.

Scan through our list, find your college(s) dates, mark your calendar, then sit back and wait for those admissions letters to pop-up. We know that you worked hard and your hard work paid off.


If you do not see your school of interest, let us know in the comments below and we will get the information for you.


School Early Decision Notification Date
Amherst College December 11, 2020 after 6 pm ET
Babson College Mid-December
Barnard College December 14, 2020
Bates College December 20th (Early Decision I)
Boston College ED I: December 3, 2020
Boston University December 15
Bowdoin College December 11, 2020 at 7 pm ET
Brandeis University December 15
Brown University Mid-December
Caltech Mid-December
Carleton College December 15 
Carnegie Mellon University December 12, 2020 at 9 am ET
Case Western Reserve University ED I: December 7, 2020
Colorado College Mid-December
Columbia University December 15, 2020 after 7 pm ET
Cornell University Mid-December
Dartmouth College Mid-December
Duke University Mid-December
Emerson College Mid-December
Emory University ED I: December 9, 2020 at 6 pm ET
Fordham University December 19, 2020
George Mason University Mid-December
George Washington University Late-December
Georgetown University December 15th
Georgia Tech EA 1: December 4 at 5 pm ET
Hamilton College December 15
Harvard University Mid-December
Harvey Mudd December 11, 2020 at 6 pm PT
Johns Hopkins University December 11, 2020
Middlebury College December 12, 2020 after 8 am ET
MIT Mid-December
New York University December 15, 2020
Northwestern University December 18, 2020 time TBD
Oberlin College December 15th
Occidental College December 15th
Pomona College By December 15
Princeton University April 1st
Rice University December 10, 2020 after 5 pm CT
Stanford University December 11, 2020 at 4 pm PT
Suffolk University December 17 & 22, 2020
Swarthmore College Mid-December
Tufts University Mid-December
Tulane University December 15
University of Chicago Mid-December
University of Georgia Nov. 20, 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Mid-February
University of Maryland Mid-December (US Freshman)
University of Miami Late December
University of Michigan Late January
University of Notre Dame December 16, 2020 at 6:42 pm ET
University of Pennsylvania Mid-December 
University of Richmond December 15th
University of San Francisco Mid-December
University of Texas at Austin By February 1
University of Vermont December 17th
University of Virginia December 11, 2020
Vanderbilt University December 15th
Villanova University By December 15th
Virginia Tech By December 15th 
Washington & Lee University Late-December 13th
Washington University in St. Louis December 15th
Wellesley College Mid-December
Wesleyan University ED 1: December 12, 2020
William & Mary December 7, 2020 at 5 pm ET
Williams College December 11, 2020
Worcester Polytechnic Institute December 15th
Yale University December 16, 2020 after 5 pm ET


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