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Class of 2025 Early Decision & Early Action Notification Dates

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If you’re one of the many high school seniors who submitted Early Decision I (ED) or Early Action (EA) applications to colleges this fall, first let us say: congratulations!

“When will I hear back?” is probably the number one question on your mind these days. You put a lot of hard work into your Early Decision I and Early Action applications, and now you’re just playing the waiting game. So, when can you expect to be notified of colleges’ decisions?

Notification of admissions decisions can be unpredictable even in a normal year, and with COVID-19 having altered the landscape, 2020 is even more chaotic than usual. Fortunately, Spark Admissions is here to keep track of all announced and intended notification dates. Below, you can find our most up-to-date intel about when you can expect to learn your schools’ decisions.


American University By December 31
Amherst College December 11
Babson College EDI: Mid-December; EA: January 1
Bard College ED: By December 31; EA: By December 31
Barnard College December 14
Bates College By December 20
Baylor University EDI: By December 15; EA: By January 15
Bentley University Late December
Binghamton University-SUNY By January 15
Boston College December 3
Boston University December 15
Bowdoin College December 11
Brandeis University December 10
Brown University December 17
Bryant University EDI: By December 1; EA: Mid-January
Bucknell University Mid-December
California Institute of Technology Mid-December
Carleton College December 10
Carnegie Mellon University December 12
Case Western Reserve University EDI: December 2; EA: December 19
Champlain College By December 24
Chapman University Late December
Claremont McKenna College December 15
Clark University EDI: December 20; EA: January 20
Colby College By December 15
Colgate University Mid-December
College of Charleston ED: December 1; EA: February 1
College of the Holy Cross Mid-December
Colorado College EDI: December 16; EA: Late December
Columbia University December 15
Connecticut College Mid-December
Cooper Union Engineering ED: December 15; Art ED: February 1
Cornell University December 17
Dartmouth College Mid-December
Davidson College December 15
Denison University By December 15
Dickinson College Mid-December
Duke University Mid-December
Elon University ED: December 1; EA: December 20
Emerson College EDI: Mid-December; EA: Mid-December
Emory University December 9
Fairfield University EDI: By December 15; EA: By January 1
Flagler College By December 15
Fordham University ED: December 19; EA: December 19
Franklin and Marshall College December 15
George Mason University December 15
George Washington University By Late December
Georgetown University December 15
Georgia Institute of Technology EAI: December 4; EAII: Mid-January
Gettysburg College By December 15
Grinnell College Mid-to-Late December
Hamilton College By December 15
Harvard University December 17
Harvey Mudd College December 11
Haverford College December 15
High Point University EDI: November 23; EA: December 16
Hobart and William Smith Colleges December 15
Hofstra University EAI: December 15; EAII: January 15
Howard University ED: November 15; EA: November 15
Indiana University-Bloomington By January 15
Ithaca College ED: By December 15; EA: By February 1
Johns Hopkins University December 11
Kenyon College Mid-December
Lafayette College December 15
Lehigh University December 10
Loyola Marymount University ED: By Mid-December; EA: By Late December
Macalester College EDI: December 6; EA: December 20
Massachusetts Institute of Technology December 19
Michigan State University By January 15
Middlebury College December 12
Mount Holyoke College Late December
Muhlenberg College December 15
New York University December 15
North Carolina State University-Raleigh January 30
Northeastern University EDI: December 9; EA: By February 1
Northwestern University December 18
Oberlin College December 15
Occidental College December 15
Ohio State University-Columbus By January 31
Pace University ED: Early December; EA: Early January
Pennsylvania State University By December 24
Pepperdine University January 10
Pitzer College December 18
Pomona College By December 15
Providence College EDI: By December 1; EA: Early January
Purdue University-West Lafayette January 15
Quinnipiac University ED: Mid-December; EAI: Mid-January
Reed College EDI: Mid-December; EA: Early February
Rensselaer Polytechnic University EDI: December 12; EA: January 30
Rhode Island School of Design Mid-December
Rice University December 10
Rochester Institute of Technology Mid-December
Roger Williams University Mid-December
Rutgers University-New Brunswick February 15
Santa Clara University EDI: Late December; EA: Late December
Sarah Lawrence College EDI: Late December; EA: Late December
Scripps College Mid-December
Simmons University EAI: Mid-December; EAII: Mid-to-Late January
Skidmore College Mid-December
Smith College Mid-December
Southern Methodist University EDI: Mid-December; EA: Mid-December
St. Lawrence University Rolling
Stanford University December 11
Stevens Institute of Technology By December 15
Swarthmore College December 15
Syracuse University By January 1
Temple University By January 10
Texas Christian University ED: By January 1; EA: December 11
Trinity College By Mid-December
Tufts University December 15
Tulane University EDI: December 17; EA: By January 15
Union College EDI: Around December 1; EA: Late December
University at Buffalo-SUNY Rolling
University of Chicago EDI: December 21; EA: December 21
University of Colorado-Boulder By February 1
University of Delaware January 31
University of Denver EDI: Early December; EA: Late December
University of Georgia November 20
University of Maryland-College Park By February 1
University of Massachusetts-Amherst Beginning in Mid-December
University of Massachusetts-Boston EAI: by January 1; EAII: by February 15
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth Rolling
University of Miami EDI: December 11; EA: By Early February
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor By Late January
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities EAI: By January 31; EAII: By February 15
University of New Hampshire By January 31
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill By January 31
University of Notre Dame December 16
University of Oregon By December 15
University of Pennsylvania December 16
University of Rhode Island By January 31
University of Richmond EDI: December 15; EA: January 25
University of Rochester Mid-December
University of San Francisco ED: By December 1; EA: By Mid-December
University of South Carolina By Mid-December
University of Vermont December 17
University of Virginia EDI: December 11; EA: By Mid-February
University of Wisconsin-Madison By January 31
Vanderbilt University December 15
Vassar College Mid-December
Villanova University EDI: By December 15; EA: By January 15
Virginia Tech ED: Mid-December; EA: Late February
Wake Forest University Rolling
Washington and Lee University December 13
Washington University in St. Louis December 14
Wellesley College December 12
Wesleyan University December 12
Willamette University ED: December 30; EA: December 30
William and Mary December 7
Williams College December 11
Worcester Polytechnic Institute EDI: December 15; EAI: January 15
Yale University December 16


Check the blog again later in the application cycle to find out the decision notification dates for EDII and Regular Decision applicants!

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