13 January 2022

Class of 2026 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2026

Update #62 (1/13)

student questionsHere's our updated list of early decision and early action notification dates for the Class of 2026.  As many of you know, schools often post results in advance of their "official" notification dates, so we've compiled the most recently updated dates for you here where available, as well as last year's notification dates for reference.   Bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it frequently over the next 30 days.

Good luck, seniors!

 


Class of 2026 Early Notification Dates

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InstitutionNotification Date
(Current Year)
CommentsNotification Date
(Last Year)
American University 12/16 4pm ET Official (updated) 12/17 4pm ET
Amherst College 12/10 6:21pm ET Official (updated) 12/11 6:21pm ET
Babson College 12/15 4pm ET (ED1), 1/1 (EA) Official (updated) week of 12/14
Barnard College 12/14 ~6:30pm ET Official (updated) 12/14
Bates College 12/11 Official (updated) 12/12 12pm ET (ED1), 2/6 by 12pm ET (ED2)
Beloit College 12/1 (ED1), 12/2 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/1 (ED1), 12/1 (EA1)
Boston College 12/2 evening ET (ED1) Official (updated) 12/3 evening ET (ED1), 2/4 evening ET (ED2)
Boston University 12/14 Official (updated) 12/14 (ED1), 2/8 (ED2)
Bowdoin College 12/10 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/11 7pm ET
Brandeis University 12/9 Official (updated) 12/10 evening ET
Brown University 12/16 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/17 2pm ET
Bryn Mawr College 12/15 Official (updated) 12/17 (ED1), 2/1 (ED2)
Bucknell University 12/15 after 9pm ET Official (updated) 12/16 9pm ET
California Institute of Technology 12/18 Official (updated) 12/12
Carleton College 12/9 Official (updated) 12/10 8pm CT
Carnegie Mellon University 12/11 Official (updated) 12/12
Case Western Reserve University 12/11 beginning 12pm ET (ED1), 12/21 (EA) Official (updated) 12/5 (ED1), 12/22 (EA1)
Chapman University 12/15 afternoon PT (EA1) Official (updated) 12/16 (ED1), 12/16 (EA1)
Claremont McKenna College 12/15 Official (updated) 12/15
Clark University 12/17 (ED1), 1/20 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/20 (ED1), 1/20 (EA1)
Colby College 12/15 Official (updated) 12/11
Colgate University 12/13 7:13pm ET Official (updated) 12/10 7:13pm ET
College of the Holy Cross 12/15 Official (updated) 12/15
College of William and Mary 12/8 after 5pm ET Official (updated) 12/7 after 5pm ET
Colorado College 12/15 4pm MT (ED1), 12/20 4pm MT (EA) Official (updated) 12/11 (ED1), 12/16 (EA)
Columbia University 12/14 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/15 after 7pm ET
Connecticut College 12/10 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/11 evening ET (ED1), 2/12 evening ET (ED2)
Cornell University 12/13 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/17 7pm ET
Dartmouth College 12/10 5pm ET Official (updated) 12/16
Davidson College 12/14 9pm ET Official (updated) 12/15 9pm ET (ED1), 1/30 (ED2)
Dickinson College 12/16 (ED) Official (updated) 12/10 3pm ET
Drexel University 12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)
Duke University 12/16 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/18 7pm ET
Elon University 12/1 (ED1), 12/16 eve ET (EA1) Official (updated) 12/1 (ED1), 12/20 (EA1)
Emerson College 12/14 (ED1), 12/14 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)
Emory University (Emory) 12/15 6pm ET Official (updated) 12/9 6pm ET (ED1), 2/3 6pm ET (ED2)
Emory University (Oxford) 12/15 6pm ET Official (updated) 12/9 6pm ET (ED1), 2/3 6pm ET (ED2)
Fordham University 12/15 afternoon ET (ED1), 12/15 afternoon ET (EA1) Official (updated) 12/15 afternoon ET (ED1), 12/15 afternoon ET (EA1)
Franklin and Marshall 12/15 Official 12/15
George Mason University 12/10 Official (updated) 12/11
George Washington University 12/16 eve ET Official (updated) 12/17
Georgetown University 12/15 Official 12/15
Georgia Institute of Technology 12/11 noon ET (EA1), 1/29 (EA2) Official (updated) 12/4 5pm ET (EA1), 1/23 12pm ET (EA2)
Grinnell College 12/3 Official (updated) 12/4
Hamilton College 12/15 evening ET Official (updated) 12/15 evening ET (ED1), 2/5 evening ET (ED2)
Harvard University 12/16 after 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/17 7pm ET
Harvey Mudd College 12/13 6pm PT Official (updated) 12/11 6pm PT
Haverford College 12/10 Official (updated) 12/11 7pm ET
Johns Hopkins University 12/10 (ED1), 2/11 (ED2) Official (updated) 12/11
Kenyon College 12/10 Official (updated) 12/11 (ED1), 2/8 (ED2)
Lafayette College 12/15 4pm ET Official (updated) 12/14
Lehigh University 12/15 Official (updated) 12/10
Loyola Marymount University 11/24 (ED1), 12/17 (EA1) Official (updated) 11/25 (ED1), 1/8 (EA)
Macalester College 12/5 (ED1), 12/19 (EA1) Official 12/6 (ED1), 2/1 (ED2)
Marquette University 12/21 Official (updated)  
Middlebury College 12/11 Official (updated) 12/12 after 8am ET
Miami University - Oxford 12/1 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/1 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)
MIT 12/18 3:14pm ET Official (updated) 12/19 3:14pm ET
Mount Holyoke College 12/15 Official (updated) 12/16
New York University 12/15 ~4pm ET (ED1) Official (updated) 12/15 4pm ET (ED1), 2/16 (ED2)
North Carolina State 1/30 Official 1/30
Northeastern University 12/8 (ED1), 2/1 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/9 (ED1), 1/27 (EA1), 2/3 (ED2)
Northwestern University 12/17 Official (updated) 12/18 3pm CT
Oberlin College 12/15 after 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/12 afternoon ET
Occidental College 12/11 Official (updated) 12/11
Pepperdine University 12/17 Official (updated) 1/10
Pitzer College 12/10 Official (updated) 12/11
Pomona College 12/15 Official (updated) 12/15 5pm PT
Princeton University 12/16 7pm ET Official (updated)  
Providence College 12/1 (ED1), late Dec (EA1) Official 12/1 (ED1), 12/18 7pm ET (EA1)
Purdue University begins 1/14 5pm ET Official (updated) 1/15
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 12/11 (ED1), 1/29 (EA1) Official 12/12 7pm ET (ED1), 1/30 (EA1)
Rice University 12/9 after 5pm CT Official (updated) 12/10 after 5pm CT
Saint Michaels College 12/5 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/7
Santa Clara University 12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/15 (ED1, EA)
Sarah Lawrence College late Dec (ED1), late Dec (EA1) Official 12/12
Scripps College 12/16 Official (updated) 12/15
Sewanee: The University of the South 12/10 eve CT (ED1), late Jan (EA1) Official (updated) 12/11 evening CT (ED), 1/20 7pm CT (EA)
Skidmore College 12/9 Official (updated) 12/16
Smith College mid-Dec Official 12/16 (ED1), 1/29 (ED2)
Southern Methodist University 12/6 (ED1), 12/17 7pm CT (EA1) Official (updated) 12/18
Stanford University 12/15 4pm PT Official (updated) 12/11 4pm PT
Swarthmore College 12/14 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/15 7pm ET
Syracuse University 12/17 Official (updated) 12/15
Texas Christian University 12/3 (ED1), 1/1 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/4 (ED1), 12/11 (EA1)
Trinity College 12/13 evening ET Official (updated) 12/10 evening ET
Tufts University 12/14 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/15 7pm ET
Tulane University 11/22 4pm CT (ED1), 12/20 4pm CT (EA1) Official (updated) 11/18 3:30pm CT (ED), 12/17 3:30pm CT (EA), 1/19 3:30pm CT (ED2)
Union College 12/7 (ED1), 12/18 (EA1) Official 12/1 (ED1), 12/16 7pm ET (EA1)
University of Chicago 12/17 (ED1), 12/17 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/21 afternoon CT (ED1), 2/12 (ED2)
University of Denver 12/14 evening MT (ED1), 1/15 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/15 (ED1), 1/15 (EA1)
University of Georgia 11/19 late afternoon ET Official (updated) 11/20
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign mid-Feb Official mid-February
University of Massachusetts - Amherst began 12/7 (additional waves through January) Official (updated) 12/10 (first batch)
University of Miami 12/13 (ED1), 2/7 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/31 (ED1), 2/7 (EA1)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor late Jan Official late January
University of Notre Dame 12/16 6:42pm ET Official (updated) 12/16 6:42pm ET
University of Pennsylvania 12/16 7pm ET Official (updated) 12/16 7pm ET
University of Richmond 12/10 7pm ET (ED1), 1/25 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/11 (ED1), 1/25 (EA1)
University of Vermont 12/16 5pm ET Official (updated) 12/17 5pm ET
University of Virginia 12/10 eve ET (ED1), mid-Feb (EA1) Official (updated) 12/11 evening ET (ED), mid-February (EA)
Vanderbilt University 12/15 Official (updated) 12/15 after 5pm CT
Vassar College 12/10 Official (updated) 12/8 close of business ET
Villanova University 12/15 by 5pm ET (ED1), 1/15 (EA1) Official (updated) 12/15 after 5pm ET, 1/29 4:30pm ET (EA), 3/1 4:30pm ET (EDII)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute 12/10 5pm ET (ED1), late Feb (EA1) Official (updated) 12/11 (ED1), 2/28 (EA1)
Washington and Lee University 12/15 8pm ET (ED1) Official (updated) 12/16 8pm ET
Washington University in St. Louis 12/9 5pm CT Official (updated) 12/14
Wellesley College 12/11 10am ET Official (updated) 12/12
Wesleyan University 12/11 Official (updated) 12/12
Whitman College 12/10 Official (updated) mid-December
Willamette University 12/30 (ED1), 12/30 (EA1) Official 12/11 (ED1), 12/11 (EA1)
Williams College 12/10 evening ET Official 12/11 evening ET
Worcester Polytechnic Institute 12/15 5pm ET (ED1), 12/15 5pm ET (EA1) Official (updated) 12/14 5pm ET (ED1)(EA1)
Yale University 12/15 evening ET Official (updated) 12/16 5pm ET