Early Decision Notification Dates 2019-2020

Padya Paramita

Early Decision Notification Dates 2019-2020

If you’ve double-checked your Common App profile, proofread the final draft of your personal statement, and sent your materials to your top-choice schools, congrats! You’re done with your early action and early decision applications. Now comes the tough part - the nerve-racking period as you await the early decision notification dates 2019-2020.

Don’t sweat all through November after the minute you press “submit” on your applications. Colleges won’t be getting around to sending your decisions for another month or so. The results for ED I and ED II usually arrive in mid-December and mid-February respectively. In case you’re looking for the release dates for specific schools, here are the early action and early decision notification dates at the top 50 national universities and liberal arts colleges for the Class of 2024. While we may not know the specific dates for many schools now, we will continue to update this blog with the latest information as we find out!

Early Decision Notification Dates 2019-2020 for the Top 50 National Universities

School Name EA/ED Notification Date ED II Notification Date
Princeton University Mid-December
Harvard University Mid-December
Columbia University Mid-December
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mid-December
University of Chicago Mid-December Mid-February
Yale University Mid-December
Stanford University December 6
Duke University December 15
University of Pennsylvania Mid-December
Johns Hopkins University Mid-December
Northwestern University December 15
California Institute of Technology Mid-December
Dartmouth College Mid-December
Brown University Mid-December
Vanderbilt University December 15 February 15
Cornell University Mid-December
Rice University Mid-December
University of Notre Dame December 15
University of California - Los Angeles (No early application)
Washington University in St. Louis December 15 February 15
Emory University December 15 February 15
Georgetown University December 15
University of California - Berkeley (No early application)
University of Southern California (No early application)
Carnegie Mellon University December 15
University of Virginia December 6
Tufts University Mid-December
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Mid-December
Wake Forest University Rolling basis February 15
New York University December 15 February 15
University of California - Santa Barbara (No early application)
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Late January
University of California - Irvine (No early application)
University of Rochester Mid-December
Brandeis University December 15 February 1
Georgia Institute of Technology Early January
University of Florida (No early application)
Boston College December 5 February 15
College of William and Mary Early December Early February
University of California - Davis (No early application)
Boston University December 15 February 15
Case Western Reserve University December 17 February 1
Northeastern University December 15 (ED); February 1 (EA) February 15
Tulane University December 15
Pepperdine University January 10
University of Georgia December 1
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign December 14
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mid-December Mid-January
University of Texas - Austin February 1 for applications submitted by November 1, March 1 for applications submitted by December 1
University of Wisconsin - Madison Late January
Villanova University December 20 (ED); January 15 (EA)

Early Decision Notification Dates 2019-2020 for the Top 50 Liberal Arts College

School Name EA/ED Notification Date ED II Notification Date
Williams College December 15
Amherst College December 15
Swarthmore College December 15
Wellesley College Mid-December Mid-February
Bowdoin College Mid-December Mid-February
Carleton College December 15 February 15
Middlebury College Mid-December Mid-February
Pomona College December 15 February 15
Claremont McKenna College December 15 February 15
Davidson College December 15 February 1
Grinnell College Mid-December Early February
Haverford College December 15 February 15
Smith College Mid-December Late January
Vassar College Mid-December Late January/early February
Washington and Lee University December 1 January 15
Colgate University Mid-December Mid-March
Hamilton College December 15 February 15
Colby College December 15 March 15
Harvey Mudd College December 15 February 15
United States Military Academy (West Point) (No early application)
Wesleyan University Mid-December Mid-February
Bates College December 20 February 15
Soka University of America December 1
United States Naval Academy (No early application)
Barnard College Mid-December
University of Richmond December 15
Bryn Mawr College Mid-December Mid-February
Colorado College December 13 Mid-February
Macalester College December 15 February
Kenyon College Mid-December Mid-February
Mount Holyoke January 1 February 1
Oberlin College December 15 February 1
Scripps College Mid-December Mid-February
United States Air Force Academy (No early application)
College of the Holy Cross Rolling through December and January
Bucknell University Mid-December Mid-February
Franklin and Marshall College December 15 February 15
Lafayette College December 15 February 15
Occidental College Mid-December Early February
Union College December 15 February 7
Pitzer College December 18 February 15
Skidmore College Mid-December February 15
Denison University December 15 February 15
Thomas Aquinas College Rolling basis
Whitman College Mid-December Late January
Centre College January 1 (ED); Mid-January (EA)
Connecticut College Mid-December Mid-February
Trinity College Mid-December Mid-February
Gettysburg College December 15 February 15
Sewanee - University of the South Mid-December (ED); Mid-February (EA) Mid-February

As you await the impending arrival of the early decision notification dates 2019-2020, don’t forget to keep working hard on your regular decision applications and senior year classes. Even though you may be anxious thinking about what your early schools might say in their letters, remember that there are other options out there if things don’t work out. But if the early decision notification dates 2019-2020 bring good news, you could be done with your college application process by the end of the year. We wish you the best of luck!

 

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