10 February 2022

Class of 2026 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2026

Update #68 (2/10)

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 University12/16 4pm ET (ED1), 2/11 4pm ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/17 4pm ET
Amherst College12/10 6:21pm ETOfficial (updated)12/11 6:21pm ET
Babson College12/15 4pm ET (ED1), 1/1 (EA), 2/4 (ED2)Official (updated)week of 12/14
Barnard College12/14 ~6:30pm ETOfficial (updated)12/14
Bates College12/11 (ED1), by 2/15 (ED2)Official (updated)12/12 12pm ET (ED1), 2/6 by 12pm ET (ED2)
Beloit College12/1 (ED1), 12/2 (EA1)Official (updated)12/1 (ED1), 12/1 (EA1)
Boston College12/2 evening ET (ED1), 2/3 evening ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/3 evening ET (ED1), 2/4 evening ET (ED2)
Boston University12/14 (ED1), 2/8 (ED2)Official (updated)12/14 (ED1), 2/8 (ED2)
Bowdoin College12/10 7pm ET (ED1), 2/4 7pm ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/11 7pm ET
Brandeis University12/9 (ED1) 1/27 (ED2)Official (updated)12/10 evening ET
Brown University12/16 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/17 2pm ET
Bryn Mawr College12/15Official (updated)12/17 (ED1), 2/1 (ED2)
Bucknell University12/15 after 9pm ETOfficial (updated)12/16 9pm ET
California Institute of Technology12/18Official (updated)12/12
Carleton College12/9Official (updated)12/10 8pm CT
Carnegie Mellon University12/11Official (updated)12/12
Case Western Reserve University12/11 beginning 12pm ET (ED1), 12/21 (EA)Official (updated)12/5 (ED1), 12/22 (EA1)
Chapman University12/15 afternoon PT (EA1)Official (updated)12/16 (ED1), 12/16 (EA1)
Claremont McKenna College12/15Official (updated)12/15
Clark University12/17 (ED1), 1/20 (EA1)Official (updated)12/20 (ED1), 1/20 (EA1)
Colby College12/15Official (updated)12/11
Colgate University12/13 7:13pm ETOfficial (updated)12/10 7:13pm ET
College of the Holy Cross12/15Official (updated)12/15
College of William and Mary12/8 after 5pm ETOfficial (updated)12/7 after 5pm ET
Colorado College12/15 4pm MT (ED1), 12/20 4pm MT (EA)Official (updated)12/11 (ED1), 12/16 (EA)
Columbia University12/14 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/15 after 7pm ET
Connecticut College12/10 7pm ET (ED1), 2/11 (ED2)Official (updated)12/11 evening ET (ED1), 2/12 evening ET (ED2)
Cornell University12/13 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/17 7pm ET
Dartmouth College12/10 5pm ETOfficial (updated)12/16
Davidson College12/14 9pm ET (ED1), 1/29 10am ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/15 9pm ET (ED1), 1/30 (ED2)
Dickinson College12/16 (ED2), mid-Feb (ED2)Official (updated)12/10 3pm ET
Drexel University12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)Official (updated)12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)
Duke University12/16 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/18 7pm ET
Elon University12/1 (ED1), 12/16 eve ET (EA1)Official (updated)12/1 (ED1), 12/20 (EA1)
Emerson College12/14 (ED1), 12/14 (EA1)Official (updated)12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)
Emory University (Emory)12/15 6pm ET (ED1), 2/2 6pm ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/9 6pm ET (ED1), 2/3 6pm ET (ED2)
Emory University (Oxford)12/15 6pm ET (ED1), 2/2 6pm ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/9 6pm ET (ED1), 2/3 6pm ET (ED2)
Fordham University12/15 afternoon ET (ED1), 12/15 afternoon ET (EA1)Official (updated)12/15 afternoon ET (ED1), 12/15 afternoon ET (EA1)
Franklin and Marshall12/15Official12/15
George Mason University12/10Official (updated)12/11
George Washington University12/16 eve ETOfficial (updated)12/17
Georgetown University12/15Official12/15
Georgia Institute of Technology12/11 noon ET (EA1), 1/29 (EA2)Official (updated)12/4 5pm ET (EA1), 1/29 (EA2)
Grinnell College12/3Official (updated)12/4
Hamilton College12/15 evening ET (ED1), 2/4 (ED2)Official (updated)12/15 evening ET (ED1), 2/5 evening ET (ED2)
Harvard University12/16 after 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/17 7pm ET
Harvey Mudd College12/13 6pm PTOfficial (updated)12/11 6pm PT
Haverford College12/10Official (updated)12/11 7pm ET
Johns Hopkins University12/10 (ED1), 2/11 (ED2)Official (updated)12/11
Kenyon College12/10 (ED1), early Feb (ED2)Official (updated)12/11 (ED1), 2/8 (ED2)
Lafayette College12/15 4pm ETOfficial (updated)12/14
Lehigh University12/15Official (updated)12/10
Loyola Marymount University11/24 (ED1), 12/17 (EA1)Official (updated)11/25 (ED1), 1/8 (EA)
Macalester College12/5 (ED1), 12/19 (EA1), 1/31 (ED2)Official (updated)12/6 (ED1), 2/1 (ED2)
Marquette University12/21Official (updated)
Middlebury College12/11Official (updated)12/12 after 8am ET
Miami University - Oxford12/1 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)Official (updated)12/1 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)
MIT12/18 3:14pm ETOfficial (updated)12/19 3:14pm ET
Mount Holyoke College12/15 (ED1), 1/25 (ED2)Official (updated)12/16
New York University12/15 ~4pm ET (ED1), 2/15 (ED2)Official (updated)12/15 4pm ET (ED1), 2/16 (ED2)
North Carolina State1/28 (EA)Official (updated)1/30
Northeastern University12/8 (ED1), 1/26 (EA1), 2/2 (ED2)Official (updated)12/9 (ED1), 1/27 (EA1), 2/3 (ED2)
Northwestern University12/17Official (updated)12/18 3pm CT
Oberlin College12/15 after 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/12 afternoon ET
Occidental College12/11Official (updated)12/11
Pepperdine University12/17Official (updated)1/10
Pitzer College12/10Official (updated)12/11
Pomona College12/15 (ED1), 2/11 5pm PT (ED2)Official (updated)12/15 5pm PT
Princeton University12/16 7pm ETOfficial (updated)
Providence College12/1 (ED1), late Dec (EA1)Official12/1 (ED1), 12/18 7pm ET (EA1)
Purdue Universitybegins 1/14 5pm ETOfficial (updated)1/15
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute12/11 (ED1), 1/29 (EA1)Official12/12 7pm ET (ED1), 1/30 (EA1)
Rice University12/9 after 5pm CTOfficial (updated)12/10 after 5pm CT
Saint Michaels College12/5 (EA1)Official (updated)12/7
Santa Clara University12/15 (ED1), 12/15 (EA1)Official (updated)12/15 (ED1, EA)
Sarah Lawrence Collegelate Dec (ED1), late Dec (EA1)Official12/12
Scripps College12/16Official (updated)12/15
Sewanee: The University of the South12/10 eve CT (ED1), 1/21 7pm CT (EA1), 1/27 7pm CT (ED2)Official (updated)12/11 evening CT (ED), 1/20 7pm CT (EA)
Skidmore College12/9Official (updated)12/16
Smith Collegemid-Dec (ED1), 2/3 (ED2)Official (updated)12/16 (ED1), 1/29 (ED2)
Southern Methodist University12/6 (ED1), 12/17 7pm CT (EA1)Official (updated)12/18
Stanford University12/15 4pm PTOfficial (updated)12/11 4pm PT
Swarthmore College12/14 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/15 7pm ET
Syracuse University12/17Official (updated)12/15
Texas Christian University12/3 (ED1), 1/1 (EA1)Official (updated)12/4 (ED1), 12/11 (EA1)
Trinity College12/13 evening ETOfficial (updated)12/10 evening ET
Tufts University12/14 7pm ET (ED1), 2/3 7pm ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/15 7pm ET
Tulane University11/22 4pm CT (ED1), 12/20 4pm CT (EA1), 1/27 4pm CT (ED2)Official (updated)11/18 3:30pm CT (ED), 12/17 3:30pm CT (EA), 1/19 3:30pm CT (ED2)
Union College12/7 (ED1), 12/18 (EA1)Official12/1 (ED1), 12/16 7pm ET (EA1)
University of Chicago12/17 (ED1), 12/17 (EA1), 2/11 (ED2)Official (updated)12/21 afternoon CT (ED1), 2/12 (ED2)
University of Denver12/14 evening MT (ED1), 1/15 (EA1)Official (updated)12/15 (ED1), 1/15 (EA1)
University of Georgia11/19 late afternoon ETOfficial (updated)11/20
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaignmid-FebOfficialmid-February
University of Massachusetts - Amherstbegan 12/7 (additional waves through January)Official (updated)12/10 (first batch)
University of Miami12/13 (ED1), 2/7 (EA1)Official (updated)12/31 (ED1), 2/7 (EA1)
University of Michigan - Ann Arborlate JanOfficiallate January
University of Notre Dame12/16 6:42pm ETOfficial (updated)12/16 6:42pm ET
University of Pennsylvania12/16 7pm ETOfficial (updated)12/16 7pm ET
University of Richmond12/10 7pm ET (ED1), 1/25 (EA1)Official (updated)12/11 (ED1), 1/25 (EA1)
University of Vermont12/16 5pm ETOfficial (updated)12/17 5pm ET
University of Virginia12/10 eve ET (ED1), 2/4 evening ET (EA1)Official (updated)12/11 evening ET (ED), mid-February (EA)
Vanderbilt University12/15Official (updated)12/15 after 5pm CT
Vassar College12/10Official (updated)12/8 close of business ET
Villanova University12/15 by 5pm ET (ED1), 1/15 (EA1), by 3/1 (ED2)Official (updated)12/15 after 5pm ET, 1/15 (EA), 3/1 4:30pm ET (EDII)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute12/10 5pm ET (ED1), late Feb (EA1)Official (updated)12/11 (ED1), 2/28 (EA1)
Washington and Lee University12/15 8pm ET (ED1)Official (updated)12/16 8pm ET
Washington University in St. Louis12/9 5pm CT (ED1), 2/10 afternoon CT (ED2)Official (updated)12/14
Wellesley College12/11 10am ET (ED1), mid-Feb (ED2)Official (updated)12/12
Wesleyan University12/11 (ED1), 2/12 afternoon ET (ED2)Official (updated)12/12
Whitman College12/10 (ED1), late Jan (ED2)Official (updated)mid-December
Willamette University12/30 (ED1), 12/30 (EA1)Official12/11 (ED1), 12/11 (EA1)
Williams College12/10 evening ETOfficial12/11 evening ET
Worcester Polytechnic Institute12/15 5pm ET (ED1), 12/15 5pm ET (EA1), 2/15 (ED2)Official (updated)12/14 5pm ET (ED1)(EA1)
Yale University12/15 evening ETOfficial (updated)12/16 5pm ET
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