07 December 2021

Class of 2026 Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates

Posted in Early Admission, Class of 2026

Update #9 (12/7)

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