Class of 2020 Early Application Deadlines

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Early Application DeadlinesHere’s When Students Applying Early to the Class of 2020 Need to Submit Applications

We’re closing in on the first college application deadlines for the Class of 2020. Here are some of the fall 2015 early application deadlines students need to be aware of.

Applying to a college early decision or early action isn’t something to take lightly. Only apply to a school early if you are really ready to submit the best application possible and if it’s truly your top-choice college. Since some early programs are binding, meaning you have to enroll if admitted, it’s important to make sure you’re ready to make that commitment.

It’s also important to make sure you’re using the early application strategy to your advantage. If a school is your top-choice but your application isn’t ready, applying early could lead to a swift rejection – and you can’t reapply in the regular round. Even though early application admission rates tend to be higher than regular admission rates, it’s better to submit your best application in the regular round than a lackluster one early.

If you’re finishing up your early applications this month, be sure to check out our October newsletter, which includes some last-minute tips for early applications.

Here’s a list of upcoming early application deadlines for fall 2015. Don’t see your top-choice college on this list? Tell us in the comments below and we’ll add it!

SchoolEarly Application Deadline
Babson CollegeED and EA: Nov. 1, 2015
Barnard CollegeED: Nov. 1, 2015
Boston UniversityED I: Nov. 1, 2015

ED II: Jan. 4, 2016

Brown UniversityED: Nov. 1, 2015
Carnegie Mellon UniversityED: Nov. 1, 2015
Columbia UniversityED: Nov. 1, 2015
Cornell UniversityED: Nov. 1, 2015
Dartmouth CollegeED: Nov. 1, 2015
Duke UniversityED: Nov. 1, 2015
Emory UniversityED I: Nov. 1, 2015

ED II: Jan. 1, 2016

Georgetown UniversityEA: Nov. 1, 2015
Harvard UniversityREA: Nov. 1, 2015
Johns Hopkins UniversityED: Nov. 2, 2015
Middlebury CollegeED I: Nov. 1, 2015

ED II: Jan. 1, 2016

MITEA: Nov. 1, 2015
New York UniversityED I: Nov. 2015

ED II: Jan. 1, 2016

Northwestern UniversityED: Nov. 1, 2015
Princeton UniversitySCEA: Nov. 1, 2015
Stanford UniversityREA: Nov. 1, 2015
Tufts UniversityED I: Nov. 1, 2015

ED II: Jan. 1, 2016

Tulane UniversityEA and SCEA: Nov. 15, 2015
University of ChicagoEA: Nov. 1, 2015
University of MichiganEA: Nov. 1, 2015
University of PennsylvaniaED: Nov. 1, 2015
University of VirginiaEA: Nov. 1, 2015
Vanderbilt UniversityED I: Nov. 1, 2015

ED II: Jan. 1, 2016

Washington University in St. LouisED: Nov. 15, 2015
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteEA I: Nov. 1, 2015

EA II: Jan. 1, 2016

Yale University SCEA: Nov. 1, 2015
Related Topics
College Application Tips, Early Decision/Early Action