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2018/2019 Early Decision & Early Action Notification Dates

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Although college application season is not yet over, for students graduating high school this year (2019) who have applied Early Decision (ED) or Early Action to their top schools, anticipation is growing. By the end of December 2018, many of the most selective schools in the country, including Ivy League schools, will have notified their first batch of applicants of their acceptance, deferral, or rejection.

Below is a list of colleges and universities that have announced their 2018/2019 (college class of 2023) Early Decision and Early Action notification schedules; be sure to check this post regularly for updates! Please note that some schools have only given approximate notification dates. Therefore, decisions may not be available for those schools until several days after the date given below, and in some cases may be sent earlier.

Please see the table below to find your school, and be sure to check your email and applicant portals regularly!

School Date
Amherst College December 7
Babson College (ED), Babson College (EA) Mid-December, January 1
Barnard College December 12
Boston College December 18 (in the evening)
Boston University December 15
Brandeis University December 15
Brown University December 13, 6 PM ET
Cal Tech Mid-December
Carnegie Mellon University December 15
Colgate University (ED I) December 13 (in the evening)
Columbia University December 13, after 7 PM ET
Cornell University December 10 at 7 PM ET
Dartmouth College December 13, 4 PM ET
Davidson College December 15, 10 AM ET
Duke University December 13, 7 PM ET
Emory University December 12, 6 PM ET
George Washington University Mid-December
Georgetown University December 13 (decisions mailed)
Hamilton College December 15
Harvard University December 13, after 7 PM ET
Harvey Mudd December 15 (decisions mailed by this date)
Johns Hopkins University December 14, 3 PM ET
Middlebury College December 8, 8 AM ET
MIT December 15, 12:15 PM ET
New York University December 13, by the afternoon
Northwestern University December 15
Notre Dame University Mid-December
Occidental College (ED I), Occidental College (ED II) Mid-December, Early February
Pomona College December 15
Princeton University December 12 after 7 PM CT
Southern Methodist University (SMU) December 4, 7 PM CT
Stanford University December 7, 4 PM PT
Swarthmore College December 15
Trinity College December 13
Tufts University Mid-December
Tulane University (ED), Tulane University (EA) November 19 (4 PM CT), December 20 (3:30 PM CT)
University of Chicago December 17, late afternoon CT
University of Miami December 14 (in the evening) OR early the following week
University of Michigan December 24 (but may be delayed to spring because of high volume of applications)
University of Pennsylvania December 13, 7 PM ET
University of Virginia January 31
Vanderbilt University December 13
Vassar College (ED I), Vassar College (ED II) Mid-December, February 1 (approximate)
Washington University in St. Louis Mid-December
Wellesley College (ED I) Mid-December
Williams College December 15
Worcester Polytechnic Institute December 20
Yale University December 14, after 5 PM ET

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