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Class of 2025 Early Action & Early Decision Notification Dates

NOV 24, 2020 • 13 min read

We’re rapidly approaching the end of the year, which means Early Action and Early Decision applicants will soon receive highly anticipated admissions decisions from some of the most selective universities in the US!

The pool of students vying for acceptance letters from top US universities grows each year, and Early Action and Early Decision give eager students a chance to apply, and receive decisions, earlier than those in the regular round. After a year of unforeseen obstacles at every turn, many students who opted to apply early to their dream universities are waiting with baited breath for a response.

Applying to a top university early can give students a competitive edge as it indicates to a university that they are that applicant’s ‘first choice’ and that, if applying Early Decision, the applicant is willing to forgo their regular round applications and agree to attend their first choice school as a priority. Further, early round admissions rates are higher than those in the regular round, often giving students an advantage when it comes to beating the highly competitive admissions odds at top US schools.

The college application process can be daunting, from studying for exams, writing personal statements, conducting interviews and everything in between — but Crimson students have an advantage thanks to the dedicated teams that guide them every step of the way. With many polished, well-rounded applications submitted by our students, Crimson is heading confidently into the upcoming weeks as EA and ED notification dates approach.

And what are those dates?

Check out a list of the Class of 2025’s EA and ED decision dates below!

UniversityEA / ED Notification Date
Amherst CollegeDecember 15
Babson CollegeED mid-December; EA January 1
Barnard Collegemid-December
Boston UniversityDecember 15
Brown Universitymid-December
Caltechmid-December
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDecember 15
Cornell Universitymid-December
Columbia Universitymid-December
Dartmouth Collegemid-December
Duke Universitymid-December
Emory UniversityDecember 15
George Washington Universitylate-December
Georgetown UniversityDecember 15
Harvard Universitymid-December
Harvey Mudd CollegeDecember 15
Johns Hopkins UniversityDecember 11
New York UniversityDecember 15
Northeastern UniversityED December 15; EA February 15
Northwestern Universitymid-December
Purdue UniversityJanuary 15
Stanford UniversityDecember 15
Swarthmore UniversityJanuary 1
Tufts Universitymid-December
University of Chicagomid-December
University of MiamiED late-December; EA late-January to early-February
University of Pennsylvaniamid-December
Vanderbilt Universitymid-December
Williams CollegeDecember 15
Yale Universitymid-December

Do you have ambitions to attend a top US or UK university? Perhaps you’d like to explore the best application timeline to land an admission offer from your dream university? Schedule a free one-hour consultation with one of our Academic Advisors who can help map out your path to success.

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