Class of 2022 Early Decision Notification Dates

By IvyWise on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

early decision notificatino datesEarly Decision and Early Action Notification Dates for the 2017-18 Application Season

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It won’t be long before the first early admission decisions are released. Are you ready? Here’s our annual list of early decision notification dates!

The college admissions season has been relatively uneventful for the class of 2022, after a few years of major changes like the new SAT, the release of the Coalition application, and more. The Common Application, however, did see some changes for the 2017-18 admissions season.

Admission rates reached record-lows for the class of 2021, so students, especially those applying to highly competitive institutions, are looking for ways to stand out in order to gain admission to their top-choice colleges. For some students, applying early decision or early action is one strategy they utilize in order to increase their chances of admission as it demonstrates their interest in their top-choice colleges.

Applying early decision or early action is not a decision to be taken lightly. Students should be informed and 100% ready to apply before submitting early applications. This means their grades are in tip-top shape, their application is complete, they’re finished with their standardized testing, and they know for sure that their early college is where they want to attend if applying early decision. By knowing what to expect and when, students can better prepare for the next step in the admissions process, no matter the outcome of their early application.

At IvyWise, we aim to relieve some of the stress commonly associated with the college admissions process, and that includes bringing you the most updated information on early decision release dates every year. Our annual admission decision release date list is the most comprehensive and is updated daily as new information becomes available. Be sure to check the links provided within the list for the most recent dates and information.

Here are class of 2022 decision dates for early decsison and early action applications. Expect these dates to change as we draw closer to mid-December. Check back regularly for updated date and times – especially for those without specific dates and times or those labeled “TBD.”

SchoolEarly Decision Notification Date
Amherst CollegeDecember 15
Babson CollegeED: Dec. 12, 2017 at 4 PM ET

EA: By January 1

Barnard CollegeDec. 12, 2017
Boston CollegeDec. 14, 2017
Boston UniversityDec. 11, 2017
Brandeis UniversityDecember 15
Brown UniversityDec. 14, 2017 at 6 PM ET
Cal TechMid-December
Carnegie Mellon UniversityDec. 10, 2017
Columbia UniversityDec. 14, 2017 after 7 PM ET
Cornell UniversityDec. 11, 2017
Dartmouth CollegeDec. 14, 2017 at 4 PM ET
Duke UniversityDec. 14, 2017 at 7 PM ET
Emory UniversityDec. 14, 2017 at 6 PM ET
George Washington


ED I: By Late December

ED II: By Late February

Georgetown UniversityDecember 15
Hamilton CollegeDecember 15
Harvard UniversityDec. 12, 2017 after 5 PM ET
Harvey Mudd CollegeED I: Decisions mailed December 15

ED II: Decisions mailed February 15

Johns Hopkins UniversityBy December 15
Middlebury CollegeDec. 9, 2017 at 8 AM ET
MITDec. 14, 2017 at 6:28 PM ET
New York UniversityED I: Dec. 15, 2017 at 5 PM ET

ED II: February 15

Northwestern UniversityMid-December
Notre Dame UniversityMid-December
Pitzer CollegeDec. 18, 2017 at 3 PM PT
Pomona CollegeED I: Dec. 8, 2017

ED II: By February 15

Princeton UniversityDec. 13, 2017 after 3 PM ET
Stanford UniversityDec. 8, 2018 at 4 PM PT
Swarthmore CollegeBy December 15
Tufts UniversityMid-December
Tulane UniversityEarly Decision: December 15

Early Action: January 15

University of ChicagoEA and ED I: Dec. 18, 2017 in the late afternoon (an email will be sent when decisions are available)

ED II: Mid-February

University of MichiganBy December 24
University of PennsylvaniaDec. 13, 2017 at 7 PM ET
University of VirginiaJanuary 31
Vanderbilt UniversityED I: Dec. 14, 2017 after 5:30 PM CT (6:30 PM ET)

ED II: February 15

Virginia TechDec. 12, 2017 after 6 PM ET
Washington University in St. LouisDec. 14, 2017 at 6 PM ET
Wellesley CollegeED I: Mid-December

ED II:  Late February

Williams CollegeBy December 15
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteDecember 20
Yale UniversityDec. 14, 2017 around 5 pm ET


See a school we left out or an updated release date we haven’t included yet? Tell us in the comments below and we will add it to our list!

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