Early Decision Notification Dates for the Class of 2025

October 29, 2021

Early Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2020-21 Application Season

The college admissions season is passing, and within no time early admission decisions will be released. Have a look at our annual list of early decision notification dates!

Current college admissions cycle has been distinguish by lot of changes happened due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Number of colleges have temporarily moved to test-optional admissions due to SAT/ACT cancellations, while the remaining have extended their deadlines to give applicants more time to assemble their applications.

However, some factors of this year’s application process may feel a bit mismatched, the excitement regarding decision notification dates remains high as always.

Early Decision and Early Action Trends

In a college admissions students can anticipate that colleges will get creative when the question comes to admitting the first members of the class of 2025. 

Lets say, for example, Tulane University released early decisions about a month ahead of its schedule, and in those acceptances a number of students were admitted to the spring 2022 term. While those students are not committed to attend like those who applied ED,  and were admitted for fall 2021, and they won’t be able to switch their enrollment to the fall 2021 term. 

One thing to notice here is that colleges are approaching the decision and enrollment process in a different way in current year to properly manage their yield (the percentage of admitted students who enroll) and account for a fall class which can be larger than normal because of students who deferred from the previous admissions cycle.

In a year with an exceptional number of test-optional and flexible admissions procedure due to the COVID-19, the University of Georgia revealed to us a first look at how optional test-optional was this year. As per the UGA admissions office, 30% of early action admits did not submit an SAT or ACT score.

Let’s have a look at early application decision notification dates for the Class of 2025. Remember these dates might change as we draw closer to mid-December, so always except these dates to change. Check back constantly for updated dates and times – especially for those without specific dates and times or those labeled “TBD.”

Dartmouth College - December 16, 2020 in the afternoon

Davidson College - December 15, 2020 at 9 pm ET
Duke University - December 18, 2020
Elon University - EA: December 18, 2020

Emerson College - ED 1: December 12.2020 and EA: December 12. 2020
Emory University - ED I: December 9.2020 at 9.pm ET

Fordham University - December 19, 2020

George Mason University - December 11, 2020

George Washington University - December 17, 2020

Georgetown University - December 13, 2020

Georgia Tech - EA 1: December 4 at 5 pm ET

Hamilton College - December 15, 2020

Amherst College - December 11, 2020 after 6 pm ET

Babson College- Mid-December

Barnard College- December 14, 2020Bates College - ED 1: December 20, 2020

Boston College-ED I: December 3, 2020

Boston University-December 14, 2020

Bowdoin College- December 11, 2020 at 7 pm ET

Brandeis University- December 15, 2020

Brown University- December 17, 2020 at 2 pm ET

Caltech- EA: December 13

Carleton College-December 10, 2020 at 8:00pm CT

Carnegie Mellon University- December 12, 2020 at 9 am ET

Case Western Reserve University- ED I: December 7, 2020

                                                         EA: December 22, 2020 at 8 pm ET

Colorado College- December 16, 2020 at 4pm MT

Columbia University- December 15, 2020 after 7 pm ET

Cornell University- December 17, 2020 at 7 pm ET

Dartmouth College- December 16, 2020 in the afternoon

Davidson College- December 15, 2020 at 9 pm ET

Duke University- December 18, 2020

Elon University- EA: December 18, 2020

Emerson College- ED I: December 12, 2020

                              EA: December 12, 2020

Emory University- ED I: December 9, 2020 at 6 pm ET

Fordham University- December 19, 2020

George Mason University- December 11, 2020

George Washington University- December 17, 2020

Georgetown University- December 13, 2020

Georgia Tech- EA 1: December 4 at 5 pm ET

Hamilton College- December 15

Harvard University- December 17, 2020 at 7 pm ET

Harvey Mudd - December 11, 2020 at 6 pm PT

Johns Hopkins University- ED I: December 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET

Lehigh University- ED I: December 10, 2020

Middlebury College- December 12, 2020 after 8 am ET

MIT- December 19, 2020 at 3:14 pm ET

New York University- December 15, 2020

Northeastern University- December 9, 2020

Northwestern University- December 18, 2020

Oberlin College- December 15th

Occidental College- December 15th

Pomona College- January 1, 2020

Princeton University- N/A

Rice University- December 10, 2020 after 5 pm CT

Stanford University- December 11, 2020 at 4 pm PT

Suffolk University- December 17 & 22, 2020

Swarthmore College- ED I: December 15, 2020 at 7 pm ET

Texas Christian University (TCU)- EA: December 11, 2020 at 5 pm CT

Tufts University- December 15, 2020 at 7 pm ET

Tulane University- December 17, 2020 at 3:30pm CT

University of Chicago- December 21, 2020 in the afternoon

University of Georgia- Nov. 20, 2020

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign- Mid-February

University of Miami- ED: December 11, 2020

University of Michigan- Late January

University of Notre Dame- December 16, 2020 at 6:42 pm ET

University of Pennsylvania- December 16, 2020 at 7 pm ET

University of Richmond -December 15th

University of San Francisco- EA: December 14, 2020

University of Texas at Austi- EA: December 12, 2020

University of Vermon- December 17th

University of Virginia- December 11, 2020

Vanderbilt University- December 15, 2020 after 5 pm CT

Villanova University- December 15, 2020 after 5 pm ET

                                       EA: January 29, 2020

Virginia Tech-                By December 15th

Washington & Lee University- December 16, 2020 at 8 pm ET

Washington University in St. Louis- December 14, 2020

Wellesley College - December 12, 2020 at 10 am ET

Wesleyan University- ED 1: December 12, 2020

William & Mary- December 7, 2020 at 5 pm ET

Williams College- December 11, 2020

Worcester Polytechnic Institute- December 14, 2020 at 5 pm ET

Yale University- December 16, 2020 after 5

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